The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-20T19:52:47Z  Australian IIoT integration innovator Reekoh scaling with global industrial market leader AVEVA 2021-01-20T19:52:47Z australian-iot-innovator-reekoh-scaling-with-global-industrial-market-leader-aveva Australian integration platform Reekoh has forged an agreement with AVEVA, one of the world’s biggest engineering and industrial software companies, which will see components of Reekoh’s product suite bundled and resold through AVEVA’s global distribution and partner ecosystem, reaching a customer base of 16,000 large-scale industrial organisations. The agreement is a coup for the fast-growing Brisbane based iPaaS company, delivering a mature channel as it expands on the global stage.     Digital transformation accelerated in 2020 across sectors such as oil & gas, manufacturing and food & beverage, driven partially by the disruption and re-engineering imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. AVEVA’s cloud and AI product roadmap is growing exponentially with these systems relying heavily on integration between traditional OT systems, customer business and IT systems, and the cloud.  Reekoh’s suite of tools and services are laser-focused on this integration layer and in recent months Reekoh proved the value and capability of its product and the expertise of the team by quickly delivering a number of integrations for key AVEVA products and solutions, helping to accelerate their readiness for going to market.    Already, Reekoh has been positioned directly with AVEVA customers in manufacturing, food and beverage, resources and facilities infrastructure (e.g. cities, data centres) and is working closely with some of AVEVA’s largest distributors in France, Germany, UK and North America on opportunities in their channel. These opportunities are commonly requiring scalable integration of existing operational technologies and systems with cloud services and business applications, some of which are part of the AVEVA product portfolio. For example, AVEVA’s Unified Operations Centre solution for global Data Centre customers required IT integration that could be easily developed and deployed with the AVEVA technology stack. In a matter of weeks, Reekoh supported integration to Work Order and Data Centre Management systems such as IBM Maximo, hyperscale cloud services and other IT business systems, all with AVEVA’s underlying asset performance management and monitoring/control portfolio.   The Reekoh Accelerate integration platform, combining scalable hybrid infrastructure and a large library of pre-built integration plugins together with an exciting product roadmap including support for Edge-based data integration and capability, is exactly what industrial customers and channel partners have been looking for to enable the next wave of digital transformation.  Under the reseller agreement, Reekoh will continue to have their own identity and presence on the AVEVA platform. Reekoh is one of only a small number of external companies resold in this way through AVEVA and is the first Australian company to reach this milestone.       Reekoh CEO and co-founder Dale Rankine said, “It’s very satisfying to have reached this point where our product and value proposition for the industrial market has been validated so strongly by a global market leader like AVEVA. The global IoT Middleware market is set grow to USD $25B by 2025, with Manufacturing being the largest growing segment and APAC the growth region”. “What we are bringing to market with AVEVA is a world-leading capability that can truly make OT/IT interoperability and integration practical and achievable for the whole industrial enterprise market”. Reekoh has created an AVEVA Partnership Resource Center to highlight all relevant products and resources to the AVEVA ecosystem, and are also a sponsor of the upcoming AVEVA World Digital online event.    Reekoh is building on recent successes with customers such as Tassal, who are adopting greater IoT and cloud technologies in their seafood farming and production operations, as well as local Australian councils such as City of Paramatta and Lake Macquarie who recently extended their use of the Reekoh platform for their various Smart City initiatives.     About Reekoh  Reekoh is an agile integration technology suite that brings together all aspects of the modern data landscape for enabling business outcomes; Physical (IIoT/OT), Application and Open Data. Reekoh was founded in 2015 in Australia and has grown to deliver solutions with customers throughout APAC with a team of over 25 employees in Brisbane, Sydney and Manila. Named a Gartner Cool Vendor for IoT and with multiple business and technology awards, Reekoh’s goal is to be the leader in integration technologies for the global industrial market. For more details visit: www.reekoh.com     About AVEVA  AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operations life cycle of capital-intensive industries.  The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries. For more details visit: www.aveva.com    Hitachi Kubernetes Service Powers Cloud-Native Applications 2021-01-19T23:46:28Z hitachi-kubernetes-service-powers-cloud-native-applications Open, multicloud Kubernetes platform offers enterprise-grade solution for Kubernetes cluster management of application and data containers in a single paneNew solution is backed by world-class training and support from Hitachi VantaraSYDNEY – 20 Jan 2021 – Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced the availability of Hitachi Kubernetes Service, an enterprise-grade solution for the complex challenge of managing multiple Kubernetes environments. Hitachi Kubernetes Service enables customers to simply, consistently, and securely deploy, manage, monitor, and govern Kubernetes clusters across major cloud providers and on premises. This empowers developers to deploy workloads on their platform of choice, and eliminates vendor lock-in. Containers are being adopted faster and more comprehensively than previously anticipated. The containerisation of applications enables them to be deployed and run easily across different computing environments, providing substantial infrastructure cost savings. Gartner expects that by 2022, more than 75% of global organisations will be running containerised applications in production.[1] Kubernetes is an emerging technology standard for creating, managing, and orchestrating containers and the new Hitachi Kubernetes Service brings Hitachi’s technology leadership, expertise in the enterprise, and renowned global training and support to this sector. Accelerate Adoption of Cloud Native Infrastructure Hitachi Kubernetes Service helps organisations accelerate the adoption of cloud-native applications by streamlining the management of the underlying infrastructure and Kubernetes cluster deployments. It also significantly simplifies how developers will use and consume IT-delivered container services whether these are delivered from on-premises or hybrid environments. The extensible self-service catalogue allows customers to optimise their experience by customising it to match their business requirements and rapidly deploy curated applications across a hybrid Kubernetes landscape. Hitachi Kubernetes Service provides enterprise-grade security with secure communications between the Kubernetes clusters and the SaaS management plane in the cloud. Key benefits are:Simplicity and ease of deployment through a single management pane that deploys, manages and governs across all of a customer’s private, hybrid and multicloud implementations to reduce risk and complexityA unified dashboard that enables efficient management and governance of multiple on-premises or the cloud-based Kubernetes clusters and the large number of resources across them Centralised monitoring and alerting that operators can use to solve Kubernetes root-cause analysis challenges to lower the mean time to respond and recover to achieve service level objectivesPre-populated applications in the robust service catalog to help developers start rapidly, using the latest Kubernetes-based orchestration and container servicesComprehensive Kubernetes Training and Global Support One key concern in DevOps is the lack of trained and experienced personnel. Hitachi Vantara offers extensive customer training including 10 foundational courses ranging from DevOps essentials to certification-level training courses to help customers build necessary skills. Additionally, the entire Hitachi Kubernetes Service is a managed SaaS environment supported by Hitachi Vantara’s Global Customer Service organisation. Supporting Quotes “While our customers love container technology, they are challenged by the complexity to deploy and securely manage containers at scale across multiple cloud environments,” said Bobby Soni, president, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara. “Today, we are helping simplify and solve the multicloud Kubernetes challenge for our customers with the introduction of Hitachi Kubernetes Service. With this enterprise-grade service, our customers now have the freedom of a true agnostic platform, the flexibility of an extensible self-service catalogue, accompanied with world-class training and Hitachi global support to help their development teams drive business results.” “We have many isolated Kubernetes deployments in various clouds – it’s complex and hard to manage,” said Rob Teel, chief information officer for Aether Innovative Technologies, Inc. “The Hitachi Kubernetes Service provides an intuitive, multicloud dashboard with powerful APIs to manage our K8s cluster lifecycles, regardless of operating environment. Hitachi simplifies how we use and consume IT-delivered container services, whether these are delivered from on-premises or even from hybrid environments.” “From skills shortages to code abandonment, consistent processes and even training and support, there are many challenges in deploying and managing enterprise-grade Kubernetes in one or more clouds,” said Scott Sinclair, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “While there are many Kubernetes services on the market, Hitachi Vantara offers an open and simple environment helping enterprises achieve success in cloud-native computing.” The Hitachi Kubernetes Service is available today on AWS, with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure available early in 2021. ResourcesWebinar: Simplify Kubernetes: Deploy, Manage and Monitor, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 5 PM UTCBlog: “Hitachi Kubernetes Service: A Much-Needed ‘Easy Button’ for Managing Enterprise-grade K8 Clusters,” by Chris Sullivan, vice president, Enterprise Cloud, Hitachi VantaraBlog: “Hitachi Kubernetes Service – Getting Under the Hood with K8s,” by Peter Meister, head of Product Management – Enterprise Cloud, Hitachi VantaraSolution Profile: Hitachi Kubernetes Service: Simplify Multicloud KubernetesInfographic: Simplify Complex Multicloud Kubernetes eBook: Simple Multicloud Kubernetes Management? Yes. With Hitachi Kubernetes Service Connect with Hitachi Vantara TwitterLinkedInFacebook [1] Gartner Press Release, “Gartner Forecasts Strong Revenue Growth for Global Container Management Software and Services Through 2024”, June 25, 2020 BAI Communications appoints Brendan O’Reilly as Global Chief Technology Officer 2021-01-19T05:50:59Z bai-communications-appoints-brendan-oreilly-as-global-chief-technology-officer 19 January 2021 [Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney, Toronto]: Leading global communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications (BAI) today announced its appointment of Brendan O’Reilly to the global position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).Based out of London, O’Reilly’s role will be focused on accelerating the company’s expansion of its neutral host solutions and magnifying its strengths as a telecommunications infrastructure service provider. This remit forms a core part of BAI’s growth strategy, which was set out by Group CEO Igor Leprince in mid-2020 and aims to cement the business as a global leader in the delivery of shared 5G network infrastructure.With almost two decades of telecommunications expertise, O’Reilly brings a proven track record of delivering complex technology strategies and programmes to his new role with BAI. He joins from Telefónica where he was the CTO for O2’s UK operation for the past six years, boasting achievements such as leading the development of O2’s network share partnership with Vodafone, O2’s fastest 4G deployment in the UK and the recent launch of its 5G network. "I’m delighted to be joining BAI in the early stages of executing its ambitious growth plans. This role offers me the opportunity to play a pivotal role in defining and implementing the technology strategy that will help BAI become a globally renowned provider of neutral host solutions to MNOs and municipalities. BAI’s engineering expertise, alongside its proven experience in delivering large scale connected infrastructure and networking solutions, positions it perfectly to lead the next phase of digital transformation that 5G is creating,” said Brendan.Group CEO Igor Leprince commented on the appointment, saying: “The deployment and expansion of 5G is going to be a transformative enabler for businesses, government enterprises, and societies around the world. It will be a key driver for the next wave of technological and economic development, accelerating the scalability of connected infrastructure applications across cities, transport networks, and other government services, changing the way we travel, live and work within cities. This makes it an exciting time to have Brendan join our business.“Brendan brings deep technical skills and knowledge to our team, alongside his extensive experience in leading successful projects and partnerships that enhance the connectivity offerings of mobile network operators. With Brendan at the helm of our technology function, BAI will continue to enhance its neutrally hosted connected infrastructure innovation and delivery to help bring the smart cities vision to fruition.” O’Reilly will commence his role in March 2021, joining BAI’s Executive team and reporting to Group CEO Igor Leprince. ENDS About BAI CommunicationsBAI Communications designs, builds, and operates cellular, Wi-Fi, broadcast, radio, and IP networks around the world. We are engineering experts and technology innovators with proven experience in delivering the next wave of connectivity solutions through long-term partnerships with broadcasters, transit operators, governments, and MNOs. As a leading communications infrastructure provider, BAI’s neutral host solutions connect people, enrich communities and advance economies. Our global operations span Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and the US, where we have a majority stake in Transit Wireless. Genetec shares its top physical security trends predictions for 2021 2021-01-12T21:00:40Z genetec-shares-its-top-physical-security-trends-predictions-for-2021 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, January 13, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today shared its top five predictions for the physical security industry in 2021. Innovative security solutions will help businesses thrive post pandemic While the world remains optimistic for 2021, organisations will need to remain creative about how they use, update, and redeploy their security systems across their facilities. This will allow them to start thinking more broadly about the role of physical security and what it can do beyond traditional applications to deliver more value. We have already seen proof of this resilience and resourcefulness over the last few months with many organisations quickly adapting to the new needs and challenges posed by COVID-19, using their physical security technology as a strategic tool in the fight against the pandemic. In many ways, the extraordinary difficulties brought on by the current situation have put an increased focus on the role and importance of the physical security industry. And once the pandemic is finally in the rear-view mirror, we believe organisations will continue to look at their physical security technology and related data as both strategic and enterprise-shaping. Businesses will focus on privacy protection In an effort to keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, many organisations rushed to implement ‘fever detection’ devices and other new sensors without necessarily having the time to consider privacy implications. Public privacy concerns related to COVID-19 contact tracing and other social challenges will continue to grow. These sensitivities will require the physical security industry to address privacy head-on and find appropriate solutions. Rather than hindering the development of new technologies, privacy will prove to be a driving force in the pursuit of responsible and innovative design, encouraging forward-thinking, ethical developers to embrace Privacy by Design methodologies. This involves proactively embedding privacy into the design and operation of IT systems, networked infrastructure, and business practices from the first line of code to the third-party vendors selected for partnership and integration. And, in the physical security industry, building a software solution from the ground up with privacy in mind means that organisations won’t have to choose between protecting individual privacy and ensuring their physical security. Privacy should always be the default option rather than the other way round, and security technology developers who take it seriously will gain distinct advantages, notably their customers’ trust. Cybersecurity risks will continue to rise While cybersecurity has been an issue for some time, it will unfortunately continue to be a vital concern in 2021. From schools and hospitals to private businesses and governments, there’s been a rise in cyber-attacks over the last year. In Q3 of 2020 alone, Trend Micro reported that there were almost 4 million email threats and over 1 million hits on malicious URLs related to COVID-19. Much of this can be linked to the overnight shift to remote work, which left companies scrambling to keep business running while also trying to secure corporate assets. This shift highlighted the fact that the traditional IT perimeter no longer exists. Businesses, organisations, and governments will need to take decisive steps to strengthen their cyber posture, or risk undermining the safety of their intellectual property, sensitive data, and personal information. Choosing trusted vendors and deploying physical security solutions that come with layers of cyber defense is critical. Security teams understand that built-in encryption, multi-factor authentication, and password management are the first lines of defense. Beyond that, taking advantage of other features such as cybersecurity risk scoring, system vulnerability alerts, and automated reminders for firmware and hardware updates are significant advantages in this heightened risk environment. Greater focus on trust in the supply chain Physical security technology has become an integral part of an organisation’s IT strategy and is, thankfully, now under the same level of scrutiny as other elements of an organisation’s technology stack. Some governments are already discouraging the use of certain products from security manufacturers, citing trust and security vulnerabilities. End users, especially in the enterprise space, are taking more time to scrutinise the manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors with whom they choose to work. This includes asking vendors more pointed questions about how they manage emerging threats, how forthcoming they are about product vulnerabilities and their partner ecosystem, and what their data and privacy policies are. For a physical security solution provider to be considered a reputable, reliable partner to their customers, they are going to have to meet more stringent requirements as part of the procurement process. Demand for hybrid cloud solutions will continue to grow According to Forrester’s recent report, Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing Powers Pandemic Recovery, global public cloud infrastructure will grow 35% to a market value of $120 billion over the next year. As online usage and remote work spiked during the pandemic, a global shift towards digital transformation, already underway, greatly accelerated. In order to thrive, physical security professionals will need to follow the lead of IT departments. In the coming year, physical security leaders should let go of the either/or division between cloud and on-premises security systems and embrace a hybrid deployment model in their physical security infrastructure. This will allow them to implement specific systems or applications in the cloud while keeping existing on-premises systems. With a hybrid cloud approach, security directors will become more agile in making decisions about how they can enhance scalability, redundancy, and availability to suit their organisation’s evolving needs. They will also be able to quickly migrate to newer technologies, minimise hardware footprint, boost cybersecurity, and reduce costs. Cloud offerings need to become an essential option to quickly adapt to changes and ensure business continuity. --ends-- About Genetec Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries. For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com © Genetec Inc., 2021. Genetec, and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product. Press Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au acQuire Technology Solutions acquires environmental information management software, EnviroSys 2021-01-12T02:26:13Z acquire-technology-solutions-acquires-environmental-information-management-software-envirosys acQuire Technology Solutions Pty Ltd (acQuire), a global specialist in geoscientific information management software solutions, has acquired the environmental and water quality data management software EnviroSys from SRA Information Technology Pty Ltd (SRA). The acquisition adds an environmental and monitoring solution to acQuire’s existing product suite. EnviroSys is an environmental compliance management and monitoring software product, used by mining, government, water and energy companies. It’s a flexible, comprehensive and accessible product enabling customers to capture, analyse and produce compliant reports on their projects. The software solution is used mostly in Australia. EnviroSys is highly complementary to acQuire’s flagship product, GIM Suite, and strengthens acQuire’s competitive edge and position as an industry leader in geoscientific information management solutions for the natural resources industry. SRA CEO Steve Rowe said, “With EnviroSys’ growing success and continually improving product, it was important for EnviroSys to find a new partner to maximise its growth potential, not only in Australia but globally. We see further opportunities for both companies and will partner on future opportunities and projects.”  “We are very excited to welcome the EnviroSys team into the acQuire family. They are an excellent fit for the acQuire brand with an innovative and modern software solution and we look forward to growing their excellent product and reputation under our ownership,” acQuire CEO Alison Atkins said. “Our success as a global provider of geoscientific information management solutions, plus being backed by Vela Software, means we can leverage shared services, expertise, and partnerships to extend the EnviroSys product into new areas. We see fresh opportunities to deliver the EnviroSys technology to more companies across the globe and create a connected product suite to benefit our existing and future customers.” If you have any questions about this acquisition, or the capabilities of acQuire’s products, please contact the acQuire team at info@acquire.com.au or visit the acQuire website at www.acquire.com.au. EC-Council Partners with Schollege the South Australian eLearning Startup 2021-01-06T23:38:39Z ec-council-partners-with-schollege-the-south-australian-elearning-startup Schollege, the new South Australian eLearning Startup has partnered with EC-Council, the world’s leading information security certification body. Schollege will provide EC-Council’s online training programs through its platform. Students will enroll in Schollege and receive their credentials to access the EC-Council’s programs with the best market prices. Since the launch of its flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to its portfolio to cover all aspects of information security. Including Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. COVID-19 has and will continue to change the world, affecting all industries. The global lockdown of institutions, corporations, and government offices has caused major interruptions, pushing organisations worldwide to move online, and embrace the remote working concept. There is currently a massive demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals to help organisations and government institutions defend their IT infrastructure and build a robust cyber defence. Schollege is a new Australian self–paced education platform featuring discount priced online courses from top education providers, with the option of Free Interest Monthly Installment Plans. Schollege is proud to be a training partner of EC-Council in Australia offering the following certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker Certified Penetration Testing Professional Certified Applications Security Engineer. Certified Blockchain Professional Certified Chief Information Security Officer Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator Certified Network Defender Certified Security Analyst Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst EC-Council Certified Encryption Specialist EC-Council Certified Incident Handler EC-Council Certified Security Specialist EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional Plus EC-Council’s CodeRed subscription-based learning platform for busy cyber professionals and short introduction courses on Ethical Hacking Fundamentals, Network Security Fundamentals and Cyber Forensics Fundamentals. “EC-Council partnership supports our mission in setting work-based education at the forefront of Australia and the world’s Skills Development,” says Kareem Mostafa, Schollege’s Founder. Wissen led the partnership agreement, to bring EC-Council cybersecurity certifications to the students at Schollege. The partnership will benefit the students by earning specialised cybersecurity skills on discounted prices which eventually will help acquire leading positions in the growing cybersecurity industry. About EC-Council EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of its flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), among others. About Wissen Wissen is the exclusive distributor and sole representative of EC-Council, being known as the cybersecurity competency development arm. More than 80 EC-Council academia and accredited training partners across Singapore and Asia Pacific such as Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam are managed by Wissen. Wissen also works in collaboration with government and local associations to proliferate EC-Council’s cybersecurity courses. About Schollege Set to be the training & certification outlet! Schollege’s mission is to set work-based education at the forefront of the world’s Skills development, making quality education more accessible and improving lives through eLearning. Schollege is an eLearning certification and training platform, offering a friendly learning environment with high-quality courses. Focusing on empowering courses attendees by providing the necessary information and knowledge to help reach their goals. With a uniquely efficient and straightforward approach, Students can start applying their newly acquired skills after as soon as they finish their online courses. Schollege is an online learning and teaching marketplace, which means Instructors can create, deliver and sell their online courses through Schollege’s eLearning platform. No subscription fees, unlimited courses and an unlimited number of learners with limitless opportunities. Music VR Backers Fund to support Victoria’s live music scene 2020-12-22T00:38:18Z music-vr-backers-fund-to-support-victorias-live-music-scene Want to be part of Australia’s first virtual reality (VR) live streamed gigs? Music Victoria and the VMDO is partnering with 3D live VR streaming platform, Inverse, to support Victoria’s next crop of emerging musicians through a new Music VR Backers Fund.The Covid-19 physical number restrictions at venues have been devastating to Victoria’s live music scene, especially in Melbourne. The Music VR Backers Fund will enable selected artists to virtually connect with their fans and open-up a new VR revenue stream.Open for applications mid-January 2021, each entrant will be judged by a panel of leading luminaries in the Victorian music industry and selected artists will be paid to create a bespoke performance for a live, yet virtual audience, attending through Inverse’s VR and 2D streaming platform.Performances will be live streamed from Australia’s first Made for VR venue, right in inner-city Melbourne, along with other VR broadcast venue partners to be announced soon. Register an expression of interest via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/musicvrbackersfund to be amongst the first to receive information on how to enter. WHAT: Music VR Backers Fund registration opensWHO: Music Victoria and the VMDO is partnering with live VR streaming platform, Inverse WHERE: Open to Victorian residents onlyWHEN: Expression of Interest registration open now. Entries open mid-January 2021.HOW: Register an expression of interest via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/musicvrbackersfund - END - About InverseInverse is Australia’s-first ever ‘live’ 3D virtual reality (VR) streaming platform, created to connect fans, families, friends and communities with the enriching experience of ‘live’ performance art and music, remotely. Through its fully immersive 3D VR streaming technology, Inverse enables musicians, performing artists, venues and event organisers to open-up a whole new VR experience economy for the ever-evolving digital age, whilst staying connected with those audiences who may be unable to physically attend ‘live’. Born amid the adversity of Covid-19, Inverse is independently owned and was founded by Darren Vukasinovic, CEO of Melbourne-based extended reality (XR) technology start-up, Ignition Immersive. GoodFirms Recognised Zealous System as Top Mobile App Developers in India 2020-12-18T09:28:32Z goodfirms-recognised-zealous-system-as-top-mobile-app-developers-in-india GoodFirms, a Washington, D.C. based B2B research, ratings, and review platform has released a list of Top Mobile App Development Companies from India and across the globe to help their enterprise customers choose the best technology partner for mobile solutions that can help them fight this global pandemic. The announcement was made on 1st of December, 2020, and the list was published on various PR sites under the title “GoodFirms Discloses Trustworthy Mobile App Development Companies for Business During COVID-19 Pandemic”. With the second round of the pandemic kicking the world hard, GoodFirms identified the increasing need for mobile applications that can help businesses avert the COVID crisis. Many conventional brands and businesses are currently looking to digitize their business and create an online presence that represents a business’s best interests and also aligns with an organization's culture and customer expectations. To open a new gateway towards a global audience and to gain a competitive edge, the enterprises are looking for the right Mobile App development partner that can provide them with personalized and innovative mobile app solutions. Thus, to help their customers, GoodFirms published the list of reliable Mobile Development Service Providers in which, Zealous System was listed at the top position in the “Top Mobile App Development Companies from India”.  Due to this pandemic, there has been a huge paradigm shift in consumer behavior and there is an increasing demand for Mobile Apps such as eCommerce, enterprise, healthcare, education, financial, social, entertainment, game, and much more. And with increasing demand, there is also a cluster of service providers in the market that claims to be the best. Thus, to help enterprises serve global audiences with an innovative and responsive mobile app, GoodFirms recognized Zealous as a top mobile app development service provider because of its proven track record and comprehensive portfolio of serving clients from various domains. The research process was conducted to recognize three main characteristics in the firms specifically Quality, Reliability, and Ability. Apart from that, GoodFirms also recently recognized Zealous System as their Top WordPress Development Company, top US-based Mobile Development Company, and also identified Zealous System as the Best e-commerce development Company in 2020. When we talk about Zealous System’s Mobile App Development services, they have many verified reviews on GoodFirms for various services as their technical expertise is extensive and they have catered to clients from different domains and countries. For detailed reviews and video testimonials from clients, one can visit the profile of Zealous System on GoodFirms. Users can also get a clear idea about Zelous’s expertise by exploring their Mobile App portfolio that covers a wide range of domains such as Healthcare, Education, Automobile, Manufacturing, Gaming, On-demand Apps, Apps with cognitive technology support such as AI, IoT, and others. Apart from Mobile and Web Development Services, Zealous System delivers end-to-end IT services to numerous clients from various domains and countries. With recognitions such as Microsoft Gold Partner and fully-functional offices in India, USA, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, Zealous has made a global mark in the IT industry. The firm is also on a self-evolutionary path and is making remarkable progress in cognitive Technologies such as IoT development, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and other such emerging technologies. To understand more about their clients, services, and achievements, clients can visit the GoodFirms profile of the company or can directly contact them through their website. Research finds that remote working boosts productivity for Aussie tech teams 2020-12-16T05:47:06Z research-finds-that-remote-working-boosts-productivity-for-aussie-tech-teams Media release Monday, 14 December 2020 The sudden switch to remote working for Australian and New Zealand tech companies has resulted in boosted productivity, according to a research report published by Melbourne based tech consultancy Cogent. The Australia and New Zealand Product Team Report, which surveyed 73 CEOs, founders, developers, designers and product managers across 53 tech companies in Australia and New Zealand, found that nearly half (49%) reported that the switch to remote working has boosted team productivity. A further 33% reported no change at all, and only 18% of respondents said they’re now less productive than the traditional in-person office setting. The mass move to remote work, accelerated by COVID-19, has resulted in global tech leaders like Atlassian, Twitter, Facebook and Google announcing that their employees will be able to choose where they work, even when COVID-19 restrictions allow them to return to the office. These announcements follow in the footsteps of a growing number of tech companies like GitLab, Zapier and Buffer that were famously setup as globally distributed teams from the outset. Cogent, who work with tech leaders like Afterpay, Catch and Square, produced the report, and have already started to implement actions themselves based on the research. Mark Wells, CEO of Cogent, said “We work with a lot of these leading tech companies that are now offering employees more flexibility around remote working, so it makes sense for us to do the same. It’s also meant that our teams can more easily work with product teams based Sydney and California rather than just Melbourne.” Whilst the report confirms that teams can be more productive when remote, 30% of respondents said they felt thinly spread with their contributions were less recognised in the remote environment. These challenges, along with a lack of social connection, are areas tech companies now need to overcome as new ways of working evolve in Australia and beyond. Marty Andrews, CEO and Co-Founder of fast-growing Australian tech startup Chargefox said, “Our team is mostly based in Melbourne, but our product and delivery teams have been fully remote since March. It hasn’t slowed down our growth at all, but we’ve had to work hard to consciously balance productivity with a strong sense of interaction and connection within the team.” The report delves into how product and delivery teams work together to launch, scale and improve products within tech companies in Australia and New Zealand. The full report is available to download at https://cogent.co/report-2020/ -Ends- Editor’s Notes Cogent is a tech consultancy based in Melbourne, working with tech companies on product strategy and design, through to software development and product management. For over a decade, Cogent has helped all kinds of organisations - from tiny startups to global tech leaders - design and build digital products that are used and loved by millions of people every day. Through its investment arm, Cogent Ventures, the business also invests in promising growing startups with a focus on creating a better future. The 2020 Australia and New Zealand Product Team Report is a 40-page report featuring insights from over 73 respondents across 53 companies. Respondents were from some of Australia’s leading tech companies including Redbubble, MYOB, 99 Designs and Culture Amp. For more information, or for additional quotes please contact Courtney Goes, Head of Marketing at Cogent via marketing@cogent.co  M-Files Recognised in Gartner 2020 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms Report 2020-12-15T21:25:24Z m-files-recognised-in-gartner-2020-critical-capabilities-for-content-services-platforms-report Sydney (AUS) – Dec. 16th, 2020 – M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced that it has been recognised in Gartner Inc.’s November 2020 Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms report. The report complements the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, where M-Files is positioned as a Visionary. In our view, each report offers vital analysis and lessons for organisations of all sizes as they evaluate and implement content services platforms from vendors that meet a defined set of criteria. The Critical Capabilities report examines the offerings of 18 providers by rating across use cases. Vendors are also assessed by how well their solution supports a set of use cases.  According to Gartner, “The content services platform market is highly mature, but differentiation exists between the vendors in the way they apply intelligence capabilities, their approach to federation and their prebuilt content services applications.” M-Files received the highest score (4.08 out of 5) for the Content Services Platform Consolidation Use Case. Gartner defines Content Services Platform Consolidation as “modernising infrastructure, reducing costs, and providing a services-based strategy for content to consolidate legacy and redundant capabilities. Differentiation in this category is driven by interplatform orchestration and breadth of support for vertical and horizontal business processes.” Gartner defines federation as “the ability to extend content services such as security, search and records management to external content systems via prebuilt connectors and to manage content objects in place.” “We view Gartner’s recognition of both our best-in-class federation and our continued innovation in federation as validation that our modern, intelligent approach uniquely positions us to help enterprises navigate today’s top information management challenges,” said Antti Nivala, CEO at   M-Files. “We believe the recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports reaffirms our vision to future-proof today’s businesses by ensuring seamless access to documents and information while minimising risk.”  M-Files was recognised for differentiation across five Use Cases, including Digital Business Transformation, Cloud Office Content Services, Content Services Platform Consolidation, Information Governance, and Content And Process Automation.  In response to COVID-19, companies must ensure the productivity of their knowledge workforce as they transition to flexible workplaces. The M-Files metadata-driven, folderless structure enables workers to intelligently connect content, solve complex workflows and eliminate data siloes by unifying information across repositories. Additionally, M-Files seamlessly embeds within leading digital workplace platforms like Office 365, Salesforce and Google Workspace, offering access to documents and information in the user’s preferred application.   Visit this webpage for a complimentary download of the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Content Services Platforms: https://go.m-files.com/2020-Gartner-Magic-Quadrant-CSP-Post-Release-US-EN.html *Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Content Services Platforms” by Michael Woodbridge, Marko Sillanpaa, Lane Severson, Nov. 17th, 2020.  *Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms” by Michael Woodbridge, Marko Sillanpaa, Lane Severson, Nov. 17th, 2020. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Tags Gartner, Critical Capabilities, MQ, Content Services, CSP, 2020, Visionary, ECM, intelligent information management Image download: https://motiveus.cloudvault.m-files.com/SharedLinks.aspx?accesskey=6be5f23c0ab52a0c5dce5363d91c189c72030ff21436a8e23d1d07097b810b77&VaultGUID=95372E97-0451-49F0-9CF1-D8CBB72300E3  Image capture M-Files excels in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities Report for Content Services Platforms 2020  About M-Files Corporation M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organisation without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file-sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organisations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Rovio, SAS Institute and ThyssenKrupp. For more information, visit www.m-files.com. M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners. Sentient creates "SentOx", an oxygen machine in a briefcase to treat COVID-19. Our Goal : To Save One Million Lives 2020-12-10T04:26:27Z sentient-creates-sentox-an-oxygen-machine-in-a-briefcase-to-treat-covid-19-our-goal-to-save-one-million-lives Melbourne— 10 Dec — Sentient Bionics has created a low-cost, hand-portable “Oxygen machine in a briefcase”, called “SentOx”, to help treat developing-world patients with COVID-19 and other curable respiratory diseases. Its goal is simple: To SAVE ONE MILLION LIVES. In March 2020, Sentient’s founder and Managing Director, Dr Paul Boxer, forecast an oncoming tsunami of COVID-19 cases in the less-developed countries, such as India, Pakistan and Indonesia. The Sentient team of engineers rallied to embark on a philanthropic project to help them. “We didn’t want to be sitting safely in Australia watching millions die in the poorer countries and knowing we could’ve done something to help,” said Dr Boxer. “Nine months later, we’re building our Oxygen Concentrators.”   Why an Oxygen Concentrator? Like many teams wanting to help, Sentient first looked at building mechanical ventilators. The team researched peer-reviewed articles published in respected medical journals and discovered that the more important need was Oxygen Therapy, not ventilators. So, they set about designing and building their own low‑cost Oxygen Concentrator for low-resource hospitals and clinics. An Oxygen Concentrator takes in normal air and removes the nitrogen, leaving mainly concentrated oxygen, which is suitable for treating patients with COVID‑19, as well as malaria, asthma and curable respiratory diseases like childhood pneumonia, which alone kills more than 600,000 children per year. The result was “SentOx”, a low-cost, rugged, hand-portable “Oxygen machine in a briefcase”, that meets the WHO (World Health Organisation) specification for Oxygen Concentrators. The first batch has been made in Melbourne and Sentient are now scaling up the production to meet their goal of getting over 7,000 SentOx machines to where they’re needed most. Each machine costs around A$800 (US$590) and can treat up to 200 people over the next 18 months, potentially saving around 150 lives. That’s about $5 per life. How many lives would you save at that price? So far, the company has funded the project internally, but is now looking for sponsors and donors to help fund the machines. People wanting to help the developing world fight COVID‑19 can fund the build and delivery of one, or more, of the machines, or even part of a machine, by donating on the GoFundMe page (GoFundMe SentOx) or via direct EFT (Visit www.SentientOxygen.net). Negotiations for volume production are already well underway with partners in Indonesia. The company also plans to supply machines to India and Africa and is looking for like‑minded, ISO‑certified partners to help make that happen. “Our goal is to save one million lives. It’s a huge task but we’re highly motivated and on track to make it happen.” ### Sentient Bionics Pty Ltd is a Melbourne-based, private Australian technology development company incorporated in 2015 to develop innovative, low-cost, robotic hands for prosthetics and robotic research. Sentient Oxygen Pty Ltd is an Australian Not-For-Profit company incorporated in 2020 as a charitable entity to manage charitable donations and sponsorship solely for the direct funding of the build and delivery of SentOx machines. Both companies are part of the larger Sentient group of companies, established in 1999 and headquartered in Port Melbourne, Australia, with offices in the UK and USA.   For more information, press only: Dr Paul Boxer +61 407 368 005 paulb@SentientBionics.com www.SentientOxygen.net Hitachi Vantara Announces New Offerings to Support Data Infrastructure Needs of Midsized Enterprises 2020-12-09T00:29:57Z hitachi-vantara-announces-new-offerings-to-support-data-infrastructure-needs-of-midsized-enterprises SYDNEY – 9 DEC 2020 – Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced the expansion of its E Series line of high performance NVMe all-flash arrays, additions to the HNAS family of NAS solutions, and introduced the Hitachi Virtual Storage as a Service aimed at midsized enterprises. The company also unveiled new initiatives designed to enable channel partners to help midsized enterprise customers accelerate into a new era of digital business platforms and ecosystems. With data volumes growing nearly twice as fast as IT budgets (19% Y/Y vs. 10% Y/Y)[1], a critical pain point is storing and making that data accessible for customers and their applications. With fewer IT staff and resources, midsize customers are eager for reliable solutions that can reduce their storage costs and drive efficiencies. Hitachi Vantara’s solutions address the most important needs of midmarket buyers, providing outstanding value and pricing for customers and partners. Join Hitachi Vantara’s @AdVantage 2020 event December 8, 2020 10:00am CST. It’s designed for leaders who use digital innovation to disrupt and change their business. Register now. “Just like any large enterprise, a company of our size needs solid infrastructure that is able to deal with mushrooming data demands,” said Robert Koppelstetter from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Hospital of Munich in Germany. “Hitachi Vantara’s move into our segment means we don’t have to compromise on reliability or performance while building out our state-of-the-art digital infrastructure to drive existing and new business opportunities for our organisation.” “Hitachi Vantara has long been the gold standard for high-performance data storage but today we are raising the bar for midmarket storage too,” said Bobby Soni, president, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara. “We are enabling all the industry leading capabilities and intelligent software that have fueled the success of the VSP 5000 down market to our new E-series midmarket products, with aggressive price points and enhanced ease of use. With our new as-a-Service offering, we’re further easing the burden of managing infrastructure so customers can focus on what matters most – managing their business.” “Hitachi Vantara and our partners are excited to extend these powerful new enterprise-class offerings to midsized organisations to empower them to accelerate their transformation and achieve their business objectives – all at an attractive price point,” said Kimberly King, global vice president, Strategic Partners & Alliances at Hitachi Vantara. New Offerings to Serve Midsize MarketsDelivering choice and affordability, Hitachi Vantara today introduced two new offerings to establish itself as the preferred midrange portfolio provider. The company is expanding the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform E Series line with the addition of VSP E590 and E790, new all NVMe midrange all-flash models that bring enterprise-class features and benefits to customers of all sizes whose businesses are outpacing their existing infrastructure and need support for modern business processes like DevOps.The new E series features intelligent embedded management capability designed to dramatically simplify all aspects of the E series from rapid installation to automated provisioning and intelligent performance management, top priorities for smaller IT teams. For customers planning larger deployments, and seeking greater end-to-end analytics, workflow orchestration, and automation, the VSP E Series systems are also compatible with Hitachi’s advanced, enterprise-grade management software, Hitachi Ops Center.VSP E590 and E790 are 2U platforms that enable best-in-class performance and new levels of simplicity with integrated data protection and copy data management capabilities to protect and simplify the day-to-day management of your data.They leverage the same SVOS RF operating system as the VSP 5000 Series for guaranteed data reduction and efficiency. It offers performance and capacity in a condensed footprint at a price that won’t break the bank.AI-powered Advanced Data Reduction (ADR) in the Hitachi VSP E Series portfolio drives capacity efficiencies so midrange customers can make the most of limited space. Available through partners, Hitachi Virtual Storage as a Service provides enterprise-class cloud storage services specifically designed for midmarket needs. It is tailored for medium businesses with powerful, predictable storage services, delivered as a managed service either on-premises or co-located. With the flexibility of a consumption-based pricing model, it provides predictable rates for easy budgeting and a fast self-service console for agility to adapt to changing infrastructure needs. Additional benefits include: 99.99% uptime service level with fast sub-millisecond response time.Simplicity for partners to manage and easy for customers to subscribe while providing enterprise performance at competitive rates.Enterprise-class service availability and performance allow customers to harness cloud economics without relinquishing control.Agile self-service console for easy oversight and planning.“Faster-to-market” capabilities with an elastic and accelerated storage infrastructure. Hitachi Vantara also introduced the HNAS 5000 family, a simple, efficient storage solution for distributed enterprise and datacenter application workloads which allows customers to consolidate file data on the same Hitachi Vantara infrastructure they already trust. It offers:Increased productivity of a shared storage infrastructure. Customers can add files to any VSP system for a one-stop-shop solution consolidating a wide range of workloads. Reduced expenses by offloading file data based on rules and policies to any type of remote target including public cloud. Velocity and Value for PartnersAs Hitachi Vantara looks to intensify its focus around the expansive midmarket segment with its new tailor-made VSP E Series arrays and partner-delivered Hitachi Virtual Storage as a Service offering, the company’s partner ecosystem will be critical. They can help provide scale, identify opportunities, extend reach and deliver the solutions that will address customer pain points. To ensure that registered partners are equipped to accelerate penetration of this space with these new offerings, Hitachi Vantara offers a range of tools and enablement resources, including:A dynamic pricing tool that exponentially simplifies and speeds the deal process via deal pricing guidance and automated deal approval workflows.Hitachi Guru, a midrange storage recommendation tool.Rich, stackable incentives. Simplified training, sandbox and online labs to expand partner knowledge and accelerate sales opportunities. Pre-built, customisable, easy-to-launch marketing campaign assets in our Partner Marketing Hub. “Unlike large enterprises, midsize companies don’t have large IT staffs or enjoy the benefits of multi-million-dollar IT budgets,” said Enrico Signoretti, analyst, GigaOm Research. “They are often stumped to find reliable solutions that can reduce IT spend, especially storage costs. Hitachi Vantara’s expanded E-Series line of high performance NVMe all-flash arrays and new Virtual Storage as a Service targeted at the business-critical workloads of midsized customers should be a welcome addition to the market.” Partner Endorsement for Hitachi Vantara Midmarket Solutions APAC“The new VSP E590 and E790 solutions from Hitachi Vantara make desired enterprise-class features and benefits accessible to customers at an attractive midmarket price point, helping a whole new class of customers realise the power of their data.”Jung Gyu Yang, Hyosung Information Systems, CEO “Hitachi Vantara has been the gold standard in digital infrastructure. Today’s announcements open access to these world-class solutions to a whole new class of customers.” Summer Xia, Ronglian Group Ltd., General Manager of Alliance EMEA“The expanded VSP E Series from Hitachi Vantara combined with EverFlex helps us deliver high-performance solutions with predictable, transparent pricing, allowing us to offer customers outstanding value and help them accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”Thomas Kleinkuhnen, Director Enterprise Infrastructure, Tech Data GmbH & Co. OHG “Now more than ever, customers are pressed to do more with less. The new Hitachi VSP E590 and E790 offerings enable midsized organisations to harness the performance, scalability, and resilience of enterprise-class solutions without sacrifice.” Paweł Pastor, TechData Poland, Advanced Business Unit Director Americas“Many customers, particularly those in midmarket, have previously felt that digital transformation was out of reach due to cost or complexity. With these new offerings from Hitachi Vantara, we can help them achieve the benefits of transformation without sacrifice for real-world business impact.” Rich Naber, Storage IT Solutions, VP of Solutions Consulting “Future proofing is important to our customers. The intuitive embedded management of the Hitachi VSP E Series allows our customers to take advantage of the new ease of use interface with built-in path to federated management if required over time.” Alan Rogers, Stoneworks, Chief Technology Officer ResourcesJoin today's @AdVantage 2020 virtual eventBlog post by Bobby Soni, president, Digital Infrastructure: “Powerful New VSP E Series Systems Bring Ferrari Performance to Midrange Storage” Blog post by Kimberly King, vice president, Global Strategic Partners and Alliances: “Hitachi Vantara Taps Partners to Help Drive New Offerings for Midsized Organizations” Watch HVTV ‘Hitachi Helps the Midsized Maximize’ with Kimberly King, vice president, Global Strategic Partners and Alliances Learn more about Hitachi midsize solutionswww.hitachivantara.com/midsizeProduct information: VSP E590 and VSP E790, Hitachi Virtual Storage as a Service, HNAS 5000 Connect with Hitachi VantaraTwitter LinkedIn Facebook [1] 451 Research, VotE Storage, Transformation 2020 Coupa Software Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Results 2020-12-08T23:27:15Z coupa-software-reports-third-quarter-fiscal-2021-financial-results-1 Quarterly Calculated Billings of $140 Million, 33% Year-Over-Year Growth Quarterly Operating Cash Flows and Adjusted Free Cash Flows of $19 Million and $17 Million, RespectivelySAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2020 -- Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP) today announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended October 31, 2020."We were very pleased to deliver over 30% year-over-year billings growth, as well as another quarter of record revenue," said Rob Bernshteyn, chairman and chief executive officer at Coupa. "As we approach the end of the year with a focus on resilience and long-term market dominance, we continue to be assertive in expanding our comprehensive Business Spend Management platform to address all spend, unlocking value and profitability for the ever-growing set of customers in our community."Chief Revenue Officer Steven Winter will be retiring from his executive position at the end of the company's 2021 fiscal year. Rob Glenn, currently Coupa's SVP Americas, will be promoted and will be in charge of all global sales, effective February 1, 2021, and will report directly to Rob Bernshteyn, Coupa's CEO. Mr. Winter will remain employed in an advisory role during fiscal 2022. Third Quarter Results:Total revenues were $133.0 million, an increase of 31% compared to the same period last year. Subscription revenues were $118.1 million, an increase of 31% compared to the same period last year. GAAP operating loss was $33.6 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $16.9 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP operating income was $14.3 million, compared to a non-GAAP operating income of $11.6 million for the same period last year. GAAP net loss was $60.8 million, compared to a GAAP net loss of $26.3 million for the same period last year. GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share was $0.88, compared to a GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share of $0.42 for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income was $13.0 million, compared to a non-GAAP net income of $14.2 million for the same period last year. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share was $0.18, compared to non-GAAP net income per diluted share of $0.20 for the same period last year. Operating cash flows and adjusted free cash flows were positive $19.0 million and $17.3 million, respectively.See the section titled "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and the reconciliation tables here for important information regarding the non-GAAP measures used by Coupa.Business Outlook:The following forward-looking statements reflect Coupa's expectations as of December 7, 2020, and include the expected impact from the LLamasoft acquisition.Fourth quarter of fiscal 2021:Total revenues are expected to be $145.0 to $146.0 million. Subscription revenues are expected to be $124.5 to $125.5 million. Professional services and other revenues are expected to be approximately $20.5 million. Non-GAAP loss from operations is expected to be $6.0 to $8.0 million. Non-GAAP net loss per basic and diluted share is expected to be $0.11 to $0.13 per share. Basic and diluted weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 72.0 million shares.Full year fiscal 2021:Total revenues are expected to be $523.0 to $524.0 million. Non-GAAP income from operations is expected to be $34.0 to $36.0 million. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be $0.47 to $0.49 per share. Diluted weighted average share count is expected to be approximately 72.5 million shares.Coupa has not reconciled its expectations for non-GAAP income or loss from operations to GAAP loss from operations, or non-GAAP net income or loss per share to GAAP net loss per share because certain items excluded from non-GAAP income or loss from operations and non-GAAP net income or loss, such as charges related to stock-based compensation expenses, amortization of acquired intangible assets, the change in fair value of contingent consideration related to acquisition earnout payments, amortization of debt discount and issuance costs, gain or loss on conversion of convertible senior notes, and related tax effects, including non-recurring income tax adjustments, cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. In addition, the effect of the anti-dilutive impact of the capped call transactions entered into in connection with the convertible notes cannot be reasonably calculated or predicted at this time. The effect of these items may be significant.Recent Business Highlights:Welcomed many new customers into the Coupa community in Q3, including the following: ADB Companies, Akzo Nobel, Casey's General Stores, Damm, DHL Global Forwarding LATAM, Downer EDI Services, Elevate Textiles, Flender, GIS International, GlobalLogic, Ibstock Brick, iCapital Network, Immunovant, Interroll, Kodiak Sciences, Kura Oncology, Latchable, LKAB, Mayne Pharma, miR Scientific, OES Equipment, Ovid Therapeutics, Pilot Freight Services, SafetyCulture, Sam's Mart, Solomon Telekom, Turo, Unicharm, United Safety and Survivability, Uniting Care – Queensland, University of Bristol, Venture Global, Welbilt, and ZoomInfo. Acquired AI-powered supply chain design and planning leader, LLamasoft, in November 2020. Appointed Michelle Brennan to the Board of Directors. Smarter Together Webinar discussed how communities will shape the next revolution in business. Expanded partnership with American Express to bring Virtual Card payments to the US. Named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay suites for the fifth consecutive time.Conference Call Information:Coupa will host a conference call and live webcast for analysts and investors at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time today.The live webcast will be accessible on Coupa's investor relations website at http://investors.coupa.com. A replay will be available through the same link.Non-GAAP Financial Measures:In addition to disclosing financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release and the accompanying tables contain certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net income and adjusted free cash flows. Coupa believes these non-GAAP measures are useful in evaluating its operating performance, and Coupa's management regularly reviews and uses these measures for business planning and other purposes.Non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP net income exclude certain items from the corresponding GAAP measures, including: stock-based compensation expense; amortization of acquired intangible assets; the change in fair value of contingent consideration related to acquisition earnout payments; amortization of debt discount and issuance costs; gain or loss on conversion of convertible senior notes; and related tax effects, including non-recurring income tax adjustments. In addition, the weighted average diluted shares figure used to calculate non-GAAP net income per share reflects the anti-dilutive impact of the capped call transactions entered into in connection with the company's offerings of convertible notes.Adjusted free cash flows is defined as net cash provided by operating activities, less purchases of property and equipment, plus repayments of convertible senior notes attributable to debt discount. Coupa has the ability to settle obligations related to its senior notes through the use of cash, shares of its common stock, or a combination of both, at its election.Coupa believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and other users of its financial information because they provide a way to measure and evaluate Coupa's underlying operating performance and the strength of its core business consistently across the periods presented. Coupa believes these non-GAAP measures are also useful for comparing its operating performance to that of other companies in its industry, because they eliminate the effects of certain items that may vary between companies for reasons unrelated to their operating performance. Coupa believes that adjusted free cash flows also provides a useful measure of the company's capital strength and liquidity, although it is not intended and should not be viewed as the amount of residual cash flow available for discretionary expenditures.Coupa uses these non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP measures as part of its overall assessment of its performance and liquidity, including the preparation of its annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts, to evaluate the effectiveness of its business strategies, and to communicate with its board of directors concerning its financial performance and liquidity. Coupa's definitions of its non-GAAP measures may differ from those used by other companies for similarly-titled measures, and therefore comparability may be limited. In addition, other companies may not publish these or similar metrics. Thus, Coupa's non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, not as substitutes for, or in isolation from, the company's GAAP results.Coupa encourages investors and others to review its financial information in its entirety, not to rely on any single financial measure and to view its non-GAAP measures in conjunction with GAAP financial measures. In addition, Coupa compensates for the limitations of its non-GAAP financial measures by providing a reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These reconciliations are included in the tables attached to this release.Forward-Looking Statements:This release includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts, including the statements of management and statements in "Business Outlook," are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Coupa's current expectations and projections about future events and trends that Coupa believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, strategy, short- and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs.These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including: the uncertain impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; Coupa has a limited operating history at its current scale, which makes it difficult to predict its future operating results; if Coupa fails to manage its recent rapid growth effectively, Coupa may be unable to execute its business plan, maintain high levels of service, or adequately address competitive challenges; the impact of acquisitions on its business, such as integration issues, assumption of unknown or unforeseen liabilities and ability to retain customers; if Coupa is unable to attract new customers, the growth of its revenues will be adversely affected; because its platform is sold to large enterprises with complex operating environments, Coupa encounters long and unpredictable sales cycles; the markets in which Coupa participates are intensely competitive; Coupa's business depends in part on its customers renewing their subscriptions and purchasing additional subscriptions; if Coupa fails to develop widespread brand awareness cost-effectively, its business may suffer; risks and liabilities related to breach of its security measures or unauthorized access to customer data; and the impact of foreign currency exchange rates and global economic conditions.These and other risks and uncertainties that could affect Coupa's future results are included under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," in Coupa's quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 9, 2020, which is available at investors.coupa.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Further information on potential risks that could affect actual results will be included in other periodic filings Coupa makes with the SEC.The forward-looking statements in this release reflect Coupa's expectations as of December 7, 2020. Coupa undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations.See here for released Statements and Balance Sheets. Seagate Designs RISC-V Cores to Power Data Mobility and Trustworthiness 2020-12-08T21:00:59Z seagate-designs-risc-v-cores-to-power-data-mobility-and-trustworthiness Sydney, Australia — December 9, 2020 — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) announced that it has designed two processors based on the open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). One of the open standards-enabled cores is designed for high performance and the other is area-optimised. The high-performance processor has already been built with RISC-V-enabled silicon and demonstrated as functional in hard disk drives (HDDs). The area-optimised core has been designed and is in the process of being built. Because both processors offer RISC-V security features, the benefits add up to more robust edge-to-cloud data trustworthiness, security, and mobility—all essential in the era when so much data is on the move. The announcement, made today at the virtual RISC-V Summit 2020, is the first public report on the results of Seagate’s several years of collaboration with RISC-V International. “Having shipped close to one billion cores over the last year, Seagate has developed significant expertise in system-on-a-chip design,” said Cecil Macgregor, Vice President, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Development. “We now expanded the capability to add customised RISC-V cores to our portfolio, which is critical to future products. We live in a time of unprecedented growth of enterprise data—and much of this data is in motion. These cores will allow devices to share a common RISC-V ISA. Using open security architectures, they will enable more secure movement of data.” The high-performance core offers up to triple the performance for real-time, critical HDD workloads versus current solutions. In an initial use case, this core enabled Seagate to dramatically increase the real-time processing power available. The processor paves the way for finer positioning by implementation of advanced servo (motion control) algorithms. The area-optimised core boasts a highly configurable microarchitecture and feature set. It’s optimised both for footprint and power savings. It powers auxiliary, supporting, or background workloads. It can execute security-sensitive edge computational operations (including next-generation post-quantum cryptography) while targeting a small-footprint implementation of security features over performance. One of the key use cases for this core is security. A member of OpenTitan, Seagate is committed to open and transparent security. “We see a significant potential for open, extensible architectures like RISC-V,” said Dominic Rizzo, OpenTitan Project Director and Engineering Lead at Google Cloud. “OpenTitan’s open-source implementation benefits from RISC-V’s open nature, enabling pan-industry transparency, trust, and silicon security. Because Seagate understands the promise of RISC-V for security, we are excited to collaborate with Seagate on the open-source silicon root of trust we are currently developing.” The Seagate cores will also accelerate real-time analysis in the data center and at the edge. Such analysis is crucial to the work of scientific communities with mass data needs. “At Los Alamos National Laboratory, using computational storage to move processing near data has begun to significantly alter the way we analyse data and perform scientific discovery,” said Brad Settlemyer, Sr. Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. “By having compute integrated closely with storage we are able to create persistent data transformations that speed up data analysis by 1000-fold. This greatly relieves our primary compute tier from these tasks. We will be continuing our drive toward efficiency gains for our mission needs by partnering with vendors and actively participating in important industry initiatives like computational storage.” Seagate has determined that solutions on this front tend to involve custom silicon: that's where RISC-V shines. “Introducing RISC-V to storage devices creates an opportunity to implement application-specific computational capabilities that enable massive parallel computational storage solutions,” said John Morris, Seagate’s Chief Technology Officer. “We believe that these architectures support many important use cases that include scientific simulation (for example, weather prediction) as well as the learning part of machine learning.” For more information on Seagate’s RISC-V innovations, visit this page. 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 www.seagate.com or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and subscribing to our blog. ©2020 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. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pacific Green Signs Joint-Venture Agreement with Amkest Group to Expand into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2020-12-03T16:18:48Z pacific-green-signs-joint-venture-agreement-with-amkest-group-to-expand-into-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia      DOVER, DE, Dec 2, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "PGTK", (OTCQB:PGTK)) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Joint-Venture Agreement ("JV") with Amr Khashoggi Trading Company Limited ("Amkest Group") to incorporate a company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the sale of Pacific Green's environmental technologies within the region.Amkest Group, which was founded in 1983, has a 37-year history of success in Saudi Arabia developing a diverse business group, with a portfolio that includes construction material production and supply, property investment and development, and consulting and advisory services.Scott Poulter, PGTK's Chief Executive commented: "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under its 'Vision 2030' strategic framework, which calls for 9.5 GW of the Kingdom's energy to be supplied through renewables by 2030, is set to undergo rapid growth, and we are very proud to partner with Amkest Group to ensure we position Pacific Green as a leader. In Amkest Group, we have aligned with an organization that brings decades of first-hand, market-specific experience and an incredible track-record of delivering industry-leading solutions across the region."Amr Khashoggi, Chairman of Amkest Group, commented: "We believe the combination of our experience and knowledge of the Saudi market, coupled with Pacific Green's portfolio of technologies and relationship with PowerChina, provides the foundation for an incredible partnership and the opportunity to offer multiple complementary technologies in this market."Scott added: "Pacific Green's technologies, particularly in the solar power, desalination and battery energy storage system (BESS) sectors, provide the perfect solution to the Kingdom's growing demand, and we are excited to leverage Amkest Group's hard-earned relationships to contribute towards the goals of Vision 2030. With the JV led by Chairman, Salman Alireza, and Managing Director, Bear Maclean, we are confident of delivering rapid growth in the whole region."Amkest Group is overseen by founder, Amr Khashoggi, who holds board positions in numerous influential companies and government bodies across the Kingdom and is currently serving as Strategic Advisor to the Kingdom's prominent new development city, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC). Amkest Group's leadership team is led by Chief Executive Officer, Salman Alireza, whose background includes various founding, executive and director-level positions in the business development sector within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in addition to an MBA from London Business School.About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.Pacific Green Technologies Inc. is focused on addressing the world's need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. The Company's strategy is to build through organic development and acquisition, a portfolio of patented competitive, cutting-edge technologies designed to meet increasingly stringent environmental standards. For more information, visit PGTK's website: www.pacificgreentechnologies.comAbout Amr Khashoggi Trading Company Limited (Amkest Group):Amkest Group has been developing companies for nearly four decades, including Global Gypsum Company (3G), Moghrabi Decor Services (MDS) and the Qaderoon Business Disability Network. Amkest Group continues to expand its current operations and undertake new business opportunities in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region.Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:This news release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on delays and orders regarding Pacific Green's technologies, potential business developments around the world and future interest in our green technologies.Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic and political conditions, the continuation of the JV with Amkest Group, and the ongoing impact of the pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Contact:Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEOPacific Green TechnologiesT: +1 (302) 601-4659SOURCE: Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.