The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-29T01:15:54Z Catch.com.au to Digitally Transform Supply Chain with Blue Yonder 2021-07-29T01:15:54Z catch-com-au-to-digitally-transform-supply-chain-with-blue-yonder Victoria, Australia –29 July, 2021 – Catch.com.au, one of Australia’s leading online retailers, has selected Blue Yonder’s cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) and labour management solution to support its high-volume e-commerce business. Open Sky Group, one of Blue Yonder’s WMS implementation partners, will help design, configure, and deploy both solutions.   Catch.com.au has been serving Australia since 2006 through a single fulfilment centre based in Victoria, and now due to surging Australian e-commerce demand, a new fulfilment centre is scheduled to open in Sydney in Q1 2022. The new fulfilment centre is part of its long-term customer first strategy and will enable Catch to serve customers more quickly and efficiently, helping customers get the products they need when they need them, right across Australia.   Due to this booming e-commerce demand, the company’s existing WMS is no longer able to meet its shifting business requirements. Catch.com.au was looking for a long-term strategic supply chain provider to bring together all parts of its warehouse operations to meet the dynamic, high-growth e-commerce market.   By implementing Blue Yonder, Catch.com.au will be able to: ●        Improve customer service through increased efficiency and agility in its warehouse operations. ●        Deliver stability and scalability via the solutions to support future growth. ●        Reduce cost to serve, enabling lower prices and faster delivery for customers. ●        Increase employee performance and engagement.   “When we made plans to open a second fulfilment centre to better serve our customers, we knew that we needed to upgrade our WMS and labour management solutions. With Blue Yonder, we can continue our customer-first strategy of delivering what our customers need faster and at the lowest price,” said Richard Whetton, head of Fulfilment, Catch.com.au.   Blue Yonder’s Luminate™ Platform, backed by Microsoft Azure, powers the WMS that will drive change for Catch.com.au with real-time transaction processing, optimized storage and selection strategies, and integrated labour management. Now, Catch.com.au will be able to create a standard methodology for associates to do their jobs more effectively and for the operations to decrease costs, improve throughput, and increase productivity.   “Today’s retail e-commerce market is challenging for many reasons and Catch.com.au recognised that they need all parts of their business working together to serve their shoppers. We are looking forward to developing a long-term relationship with Catch.com.au to help improve their warehouse operations and better manage their warehouse labour, so that their customers can continue to experience an easy and convenient e-commerce shopping experience,” said Rod Hall, account manager, Blue Yonder.   “With such a strong WMS implementation record, we are uniquely suited to help Catch.com.au deploy their Blue Yonder solutions in a way that helps them meet their customer-first strategy and do so in a more condensed timeline than a traditional implementation,” said Ian Drummond, CEO of Open Sky Group Pty Ltd. “With our deep team culture, we have already demonstrated our ability to work very collaboratively as one with Catch.com.au, Blue Yonder and contractors.”   Additional Resources: ●        Learn more about Blue Yonder’s warehouse management (WMS) and labor management solutions ●        Learn more about Luminate Platform -ENDS- About Blue Yonder Blue Yonder is the world leader in digital supply chain and omni-channel commerce fulfillment. Our intelligent, end-to-end platform enables retailers, manufacturers and logistics providers to seamlessly predict, pivot and fulfill customer demand. With Blue Yonder, you can make more automated, profitable business decisions that deliver greater growth and re-imagined customer experiences. Blue Yonder - Fulfill your Potential™  blueyonder.com   “Blue Yonder” is a trademark or registered trademark of Blue Yonder Group, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “Blue Yonder” is a trademark and/or property of Blue Yonder Group, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of the companies with which they are associated.   About Catch Group Founded in 2006, the Catch Group is a leading Australian e-commerce group that owns and operates brands such as Catch.com.au, Catch.co.nz, and Catch Essentials. The Group has built its reputation as a destination to shop the best brands and everyday essentials at unbelievable prices. Catch Group is owned by Wesfarmers, operating alongside leading Australian Retailers Kmart Australia and Target Australia in Kmart Group. For more information visit catch.com.au.   About Open Sky Group Open Sky Group, global specialists in Blue Yonder warehouse, labor, and transportation management solutions, helps lower costs and risks for clients with its proprietary methodology and no-modifications approach to upgrades and implementations. As the largest, dedicated Blue Yonder WMS reseller and Implementation partner and one of the first accredited for WMS, Open Sky Group is committed to client success, striving every day to be the best consulting partner on the planet for supply chain solutions. acQuire launches GIM Suite 5 with a raft of new features 2021-07-26T08:44:56Z acquire-launches-gim-suite-5-with-a-raft-of-new-features PERTH, Western Australia (27 July 2021) – acQuire, a global software company specialising in geoscientific information management, has launched GIM Suite 5, a major advance to their flagship product. The new release includes a raft of brand-new features plus a transition to a new licence model. GIM Suite 5 has been built for the future of data management, with the aim to improve the way geologists and miners manage their geological data. The new release streamlines data collection from the field to sample submission and provides a way to seamlessly manage their entire field data collection workflow across mobile, desktop and web. New: Drillhole logging and sampling in web and mobile Steve Mundell, Director of Product at acQuire, says the company is focused on continually evolving the GIM Suite software to ensure miners are always working with the most powerful geological data management tools on the market. “We’ve focused on providing dynamic and interactive tools for geologists to match the way they work,” Steve said. “GIM Suite 5’s new interface is designed for drillhole logging and sampling across a range of drilling methods, from exploration to production, whether you’re collecting data in remote field locations or logging in the core shed. “It gives you visual feedback in real time when logging geological observations and sample intervals within a graphical log in web or mobile. “You no longer need to use multiple software tools for different logging scenarios.” Geologists working with geoscientific data can use GIM Suite 5 for Reverse Circulation (RC), air rotary drilling or Rotary Air Blast (RAB), air core (AC) or diamond drilling methods. Workers in a remote environment with limited or no connectivity, can capture drillhole data using the acQuire Arena mobile app. Alternatively, if they’re working online, they can easily capture data on any Windows device through a web browser. New: Streamlined data collection from the field to sample submission GIM Suite 5 smoothly integrates all the steps from mobile data capture in the field to creating sample despatch reports on the web. Users can plan, capture, import, monitor and despatch.  “This results in a fast, efficient, and accurate way to manage geological data across an entire field collection workflow,” Steve explained. New: Rapidly create complex data queries A new web-based tool, called Data Discovery, enables senior geologists or anyone on a geology team to discover and access all data stored in GIM Suite. “We want to give miners a way to dig deeper into their geological data, when they need to” Steve said. “You can rapidly construct complex queries in our web interface. The data discovery tool lets you create complex data queries and views with a ‘drag and drop’ tool. “You can construct queries, filter or aggregate data across data views, and create on the fly calculations.” New: Data definition library to improve data integrity Business rules and other parameters governing the quality and integrity of geological data are controlled from a central location in a new, web-based data definition library. This simplifies how data definitions are managed and allows you to apply business rules consistently across all methods of data capture. Configuration times for new projects are reduced because you can rely on your previously created data definitions. New: Cloud-based licensing solution acQuire has overhauled the way they licence their technology to ensure everyone who needs GIM Suite has easier access to the product. “We’re introducing a simplified and more flexible licence model for all users of GIM Suite technology with this release,” Steve said. “GIM Suite licences are now managed from a cloud-based licence platform, making it easier to access and manage team licences.” Find out more about GIM Suite and the all-new GIM Suite 5 on the acQuire website. Or, you can contact our team to discuss your geological data management requirements.  Springfield Smart City attracts Australian and Indian tech giants 2021-07-22T01:36:50Z springfield-smart-city-attracts-australian-and-indian-tech-giants-1 Springfield, Queensland - Springfield City Group (SCG), the leading developer of Greater Springfield, has partnered with Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC); the peak body for promoting and enhancing bilateral trade relations between the two countries, to further fortify the Australia-India rapport by attracting internationally recognised Indian technology companies to Australia. The partnership was introduced in link with the tactical coalition that was announced between the Indian and Australian Prime Ministers, Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison, last year. Springfield City Group and AIBC initiated the project by hosting the Australia India Technology Summit recently. The aim of the summit was to emphasise on further developing Australia’s tech and IT status through the introduction of a second Global Silicon Valley, that would further strengthen the ties between the two countries. The acceleration in partnership between India and Australia would drive domestic productivity, further creating jobs for both nations in higher technical education, technology, energy, defense, health and sports. Major Indian IT companies participating in the summit included TCS, InfoSys, HCL, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, among others. Speakers included Peter Varghese AO, who led the India Economic Strategy to 2035; and Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, who led the Australia Economic Strategy. Maha Sinnathamby, Chairman of SCG, said: “In Greater Springfield, we have laid the foundation to attract the very best partnerships – whether that be in technology, health or education. And now we are delighted to have a very specific focus on the Indian Technology Companies that are already in this country or planning to establish in Australia and understand their needs going forward. The demand for knowledge workers over the next decade will be crucial in this country and we want to play our role in nurturing the minds in our national and local economy to enable them to participate actively in the knowledge economy as it continues to grow. We can leverage the assets we have in this country, build the knowledge workers of the future as well as attract more companies to locate to Australia in areas like the Knowledge Precinct in Greater Springfield.” Jim Varghese, National Chair of AIBC said: “Australia India Business Council is proud to support the Springfield City Group’s latest project surrounding a sustainable future. AIBC believes in the power of this one-stop-shop location for leading tech companies from India and Australia to collaborate and further build on bilateral ties between the two countries.” Ashok Mysore, Chair of AIBC’s Information and Communications Technology and Digital Chapter stated that Indian IT and technology companies have long embraced Australia when asked about the prospective the latest project would introduce. --ENDS-- Key facts about Springfield: • Masterplan approved for 2.685 million square metres of mixed-use GFA and 22,855 apartments • Over $18 billion spent on Greater Springfield to date• Population of 48,000, growing at 5.8% per annum (on average)• 2 rail stations and connected by major road networks• 11 schools, both public and private schools• Private hospital, university, and TAFE campus• Major shopping centre, Orion Springfield Central • Data centre and dark fibre network connecting Greater Springfield and Brisbane For further information or to schedule an interview: Katrina Hall+61 2 8705 5600katrina@multiconnexions.com.au CyberArk Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management 2021-07-21T23:23:06Z cyberark-named-a-leader-in-2021-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-privileged-access-management-1 Sydney, AUSTRALIA, NEWTON, Mass. and PETACH TIVKA, Israel – July 22, 2021 – CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) today announced it was named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management1. The company was positioned both highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision for the third time in a row. Over the past year, CyberArk has driven significant product innovations and made it even easier for global organisations of all sizes to take a security-first approach to protecting the growing number and types of identities – wherever they exist – in the cloud, across DevOps workflows and throughout increasingly fragile supply chains. From its advanced on-premises offerings to its growing SaaS portfolio, CyberArk delivers the only Identity Security platform, centered on privileged access management, to provide unmatched customer satisfaction while boosting operational efficiencies and driving down cybersecurity risk – at scale. “CyberArk has invested significantly in product innovation while reimagining how we engage with and support our customers as they continue to face growing business challenges across an increasingly complex world,” said Mike O’Malley, senior vice president, Global Marketing, CyberArk. “From our transition to a subscription business model and our new cloud-native offerings, to the expanded number of access, privilege and secrets-related use cases we address, CyberArk continues to deliver on its Identity Security vision and drive results for our customers.” Gartner Peer Insights documents customer experience through verified ratings and peer reviews from enterprise IT professionals. CyberArk reviews include the following: “CyberArk is a perfectly built PAM solution to cater every PAM use case, covering the basic password vault and password rotation all the way to secure single sign-on access through privileged session management with end to end replay able session recording, hence creating secured jump servers / bastion hosts.” – Director, IGA Program, Healthcare Industry (read full review) “CyberArk has an excellent customer relationship management team. We enjoyed working with them throughout the engagement. With [this] PAM solution, we were able to avoid and eliminate the need to store access related data in our local system and move to a centralised place which takes care of the encryption and eliminate any security related issues.” – Sr. Software Associate, Construction Industry (read full review) “This tool has drastically reduced our time spent to manage and track credentials internally. The account management has been very easy and helps to stay compliant with our PCI DSS audits.” – Operations Manager, Communications Industry (read full review) CyberArk recently won several awards and earned industry recognition, including the SC Awards Europe for Best Privileged Access Management Solution and Best Cloud Computing Security Solution, and Best Privileged Access Management and Best Cybersecurity Company by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, among other honors. To download a complimentary copy of the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, visit: https://www.cyberark.com/gartner-mq-pam/ 1 – Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, Felix Gaehtgens, Abhyuday Data, Michael Kelley, Swati Rakheja,19th July 2021 Gartner Disclaimers 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. Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.                                                 About CyberArk CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) is the global leader in Identity Security. Centered on privileged access management, CyberArk provides the most comprehensive security offering for any identity – human or machine – across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle. The world’s leading organisations trust CyberArk to help secure their most critical assets. To learn more about CyberArk, visit https://www.cyberark.com, read the CyberArk blogs or follow on Twitter via @CyberArk, LinkedIn or Facebook. # # # Media Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 Sue@einsteinz.com.au Bridging the App – Insentra Group and Rimo3 join forces to simplify migration, management and optimisation of applications 2021-07-21T03:52:21Z bridging-the-app-insentra-group-and-rimo3-join-forces-to-simplify-migration-management-and-optimisation-of-applications Founded in 2019, Rimo3 is a SaaS solution which enables simple and scalable automation for migrating, modernising and maintaining apps at scale across all physical or virtual desktop workspaces.  “Following the announcements from Microsoft regarding the expansion of Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) and the introduction of Cloud PC, this couldn’t come at a better time,” said Ronnie Altit, Co-Founder and CEO of Insentra. “Rimo3 uniquely provides a single platform to analyse, automatically modernise and test applications at scale.  Through this partnership with Rimo3, we can address the growing demands of our Partners and their clients to facilitate the rapid adoption of InTune, AVD, Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) and Cloud PC.” he said. The Rimo3 Cloud platform can perform deep analysis across your portfolio of applications to determine compatibility with the latest versions of Windows, identify those suitable for MSIX conversion (to leverage MSIX app attach in AVD) and their ability to run in Windows 10 multi-session, thus providing foresight on compatibility, functionality and performance. Rimo 3 goes beyond whether an application will just install across physical, virtual and cloud-based workspaces by analysing how applications perform in each one and providing guidance on the best workspace to deliver each application. “We are seeing growing concern amongst our Partners and their clients when it comes to managing cumulative Windows updates across business applications,” said Altit. “It’s increasingly difficult for infrastructure teams to quickly assess and test the implications of security patches at scale and as a result, patches are often not applied for days or months. The Rimo3 solution bridges this gap by detecting, pinpointing and highlighting potential user experience impacts from updates at the click of a button, enabling organisations to deploy updates and rapidly shut the door on vulnerabilities. Rimo3 is a perfect addition to the portfolio of offerings for Insentra, further solidifying our ability to deliver an outstanding End User Experience for our partner’s clients.” Of the new Partnership, President and CEO of Rimo3 Mike Welling said “Partnering with Insentra provides Rimo3 with access to proven skills and expertise across modern work, complex migrations and Azure Virtual Desktop. Their broad partner base and long-term relationships with Microsoft and Citrix make Insentra the logical fit for us when it comes to expanding into the A/NZ market. This, coupled with their global reach makes Insentra an ideal partner for Rimo3”. Insentra Group recently celebrated several key milestones, recognising 11 years in business, 5 years since expanding into the UK and US markets as well as recruiting their 100th crew member, demonstrating consistent growth in their mission to becoming the number one channel services business on the planet. -- END -- About Insentra Insentra is a truly collaborative IT Services partner delivering a range of specialised Advisory, Professional and Managed services, transacting exclusively through the IT channel. Our partner-centric business model provides our Partners and their clients with access to technologies, industry expertise, and accountable outcomes. Our service offerings cover technologies by Microsoft, Citrix, Red Hat, Torsion Information Security, IGEL, Nulia and many more across modern workplace, cloud, collaboration, security, support, migrations and more. We love what we do and are driven by a relentless determination to deliver exceptional service excellence. The combined individual skills, experiences and perspectives of our crew enable us to achieve powerful results for our partners and their clients. For more information on Insentra, visit www.insentragroup.com. About Rimo3 Rimo3 is a software solution which enables simple and scalable automation for migrating, modernising, and maintaining apps at scale, across all physical or virtual desktop workspaces. Our vision is simple: Simplify and accelerate the application modernisation journey for organisations. For more information on Rimo3, visit www.rimo3.com. Media Contact: Tarkan Koçoglu, Rimo3 press@rimo3.com Wipro to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Cloud Transformation Capability, Launches Wipro FullStride Cloud Services 2021-07-20T12:32:21Z wipro-to-invest-1-billion-to-expand-cloud-transformation-capability-launches-wipro-fullstride-cloud-services-1 New York, USA and Bangalore, India – July 20, 2021: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, announced the launch of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services and its commitment to invest $1 billion in cloud technologies, capabilities, acquisitions and partnerships over the next three years. As the cloud opportunity accelerates, Wipro FullStride Cloud Services brings together the full portfolio of Wipro’s cloud-related capabilities, offerings and talent to better orchestrate the cloud journey for clients.  This commitment builds on Wipro’s existing and extensive cloud business with clients and significantly expands the investment with its partners and hyperscalers, creating industry solutions that accelerate results for mutual clients.   Wipro has seen consistent growth in its cloud business and today employs over 79,000 cloud professionals and more than 10,000 people certified by the leading cloud service providers. Over the past 12 months, Wipro has announced significant cloud-related wins with Telefónica Germany / O2, Verifone, and E.ON in addition to METRO AG, one of the largest deals in Wipro’s history.   “Today, cloud adoption is at the core of any IT transformation initiative, and our clients have been turning to Wipro for help with this. With our $1 billion investment in cloud capabilities, and the launch of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, we are in a far stronger position to simplify, orchestrate and accelerate the cloud journey for our clients,” said Thierry Delaporte, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro Limited.   Wipro FullStride Cloud Services will work with clients to better align business and IT with the cloud imperative, create significant business value and increase competitive differentiation. It will also improve their business agility, embed resilience and significantly optimize their technology investments in favor of change and innovation. Wipro FullStride Cloud Services puts client and business needs first while orchestrating simplicity in an otherwise complex ecosystem.   “Cloud adoption and innovation are an essential part of our IT strategy. For a company like METRO that operates in 25 countries, quickly migrating to the cloud enables decentralization, agility, speed and flexibility in engineering and development. We are delighted to have a multi-year strategic partner and leader like Wipro to support our cloud strategy and simplify a complex, technology ecosystem for our success and growth,” said Timo Salzsieder, CIO, METRO AG.     “With the introduction of the Chief Growth Office, we are renewing our focus on our global partnership ecosystem, amplifying and simplifying how we go to market together to orchestrate cloud transformation for our clients.  We will announce a new leader for this group very soon.” said Stephanie Trautman, Chief Growth Officer, Wipro Limited. Wipro FullStride Cloud Services is a collaboration between Wipro’s Chief Growth Office and existing Global Business Lines to create an integrated and comprehensive cloud transformation capability for customers, partners and cloud experts. With the launch of Wipro FullStride Cloud Services, Wipro is set to make cloud innovation and progress thrive, fueled by passion, collaboration, and boldness for clients. For more information, visit wipro.com/cloud/mediakit. About Wipro Limited Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 200,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.  Wipro Media Contact: Purnima Burman Wipro Limited purnima.burman@wipro.com     Forward-Looking Statements The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Wipro’s beliefs regarding future events, many of which are by their nature, inherently uncertain and outside Wipro’s control. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Wipro’s growth prospects, its future financial operating results, and its plans, expectations and intentions. Wipro cautions readers that the forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, complete proposed corporate actions, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of  the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. The conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could decrease technology spending, adversely affect demand for our products, affect the rate of customer spending and could adversely affect our customers’ ability or willingness to purchase our offerings, delay prospective customers’ purchasing decisions, adversely impact our ability to provide on-site consulting services and our inability to deliver our customers or delay the provisioning of our offerings, all of which could adversely affect our future sales, operating results and overall financial performance. Our operations may also be negatively affected by a range of external factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic that are not within our control. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, Annual Reports on Form 20-F. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf. New Omdia report recognises Genetec as fastest growing access control software provider in the world 2021-07-19T22:00:00Z new-omdia-report-recognises-genetec-as-fastest-growing-access-control-software-provider-in-the-world SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, July 20, 2021— According to the latest report from research organisation Omdia, Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has once again been recognised as the fastest-growing access control software provider in the world. The report shows Genetec displacing traditional access control vendors, and claiming the number two position globally (up from 4th in 2019). “While the global access control software market was hard hit by the pandemic and declined in 2020, Genetec grew by more than 30% globally, gaining ground in both the Americas region* and becoming a top 10 vendor in EMEA,” said Bryan Montany, Physical Security Analyst at Omdia. Genetec credits its continued growth to the strength of its unified security platform, Security Center, which features access control solutions that easily tie in with video surveillance, ALPR, analytics, and more. Traditionally a proprietary market, the access control industry has now shifted to a more open one with customers looking to migrate to a cyber-secure open-architecture access control solution that allows them to choose hardware that is best suited to their needs. As a truly open system, Security Center Synergis™ connects to a large and growing selection of third-party access control devices. This allows organisations to choose the hardware that addresses their security needs and objectives, while avoiding the long-term setbacks of closed solutions. Seamlessly unified with video and other security systems, Synergis delivers operational and security insights, leading to more informed decisions, and improved operations. With Synergis, organisations can upgrade to the latest supported technology at any time, move at their own pace, and work within their available budget. Synergis is designed to evolve with a customer’s changing needs, simplifying their migration process while providing a return on their investment. “While many traditional access control vendors have gone through mergers and acquisitions to maintain market share, Genetec has grown organically, taking a radically different approach with innovative, nonproprietary solutions that meet the needs of this rapidly transforming market,” said Guy Chenard, Chief Commercial Officer, Genetec, Inc. According to another recently published Omdia report (Video Surveillance & Analytics Market Share Database – 2021), Genetec was recognised as #1 in video surveillance software globally, outpacing market growth in both VMS and Windows-based recorders categories. These figures coupled with the company’s global growth in access control software, underscore its market leadership and the benefits of a unified platform. For more information about Genetec access control solutions, please go to: https://www.genetec.com/a/access-control-migration *rising to #2 position compared to #3 in 2018. --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 Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Hitachi Completes Acquisition of GlobalLogic 2021-07-14T00:26:33Z hitachi-completes-acquisition-of-globallogic SYDNEY – 14 July 2021 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that it has completed the acquisition of GlobalLogic Inc. ("GlobalLogic") pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement signed on March 31, 2021. As announced in the press release dated March 31, Hitachi Global Digital Holdings LLC ("HGDH"), a U.S. subsidiary of Hitachi, has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, Inc. ("GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings"), the parent company of GlobalLogic, and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings and GlobalLogic have become wholly owned subsidiaries of HGDH. With more than 21,000 professionals working in engineering centers, and design studios around the globe, GlobalLogic specialises in advanced digital engineering, experience design, and data services to help clients accelerate innovation and the development of new digital products and experiences, through collaborative creation on a global scale. The acquisition of GlobalLogic will enhance Hitachi Group’s ability to deliver on its strategy to promote Social Innovation Business through digital technology to solve the issues faced by customers and society. In addition, Hitachi Group will be able to further accelerate the digital transformation of social infrastructure on a global scale by expanding its core Lumada digital solutions business globally. GlobalLogic’s capabilities combined with Hitachi’s Lumada will enable GlobalLogic to deploy Hitachi’s extensive library of digital solutions to the global market and help customers and societies solve their issues through agile application development in the cloud. Furthermore, Hitachi expects collaboration between GlobalLogic and Hitachi’s five sectors—IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life, and its automotive systems business (Hitachi Astemo) will add tremendous value to its wide range of products, adding advanced digital technologies, and creating new Lumada solutions. Through these efforts, Hitachi and GlobalLogic will work together to address the growing market for digital innovation, and promote the global expansion of the Lumada business—advancing Hitachi’s mission to increase social, environmental, and economic value of customers by focusing on three key areas of Environment, Resilience, Security & Safety, and contribute to realise a sustainable society. “We are very pleased to welcome GlobalLogic to the Hitachi Group.” Said Toshiaki Higashihara, Executive Chairman & CEO, Hitachi Ltd. “Hitachi aims to become a global leader in the social innovation business by accelerating digital transformation of social infrastructure by combining the innovativeness of GlobalLogic's advanced digital product engineering and experience design capabilities with the reliability that Hitachi has established in mission-critical fields. Through collaborative creation with customers around the world, Hitachi and GlobalLogic will work together to resolve issues faced by society and customers leveraging Lumada and contribute to improve people's quality of life by focusing on three key areas of Environment, Resilience, and Security & Safety.” “Joining the Hitachi Group creates a unique opportunity to bring together the power of Operating Technology (OT), Information Technology (IT) and IoT/Digital Engineering under one umbrella.” Said Shashank Samant, President and CEO of GlobalLogic. “We are excited to join forces with Hitachi and eager to forge our combined talent and experience in domain and digital to create innovative outcomes for our clients, and greater value for society.” ### Impact Announces $150 Million Funding at a $1.5 Billion Valuation to Accelerate Global Growth and Power Productive Partnerships 2021-07-13T22:04:46Z impact-announces-150-million-funding-at-a-1-5-billion-valuation-to-accelerate-global-growth-and-power-productive-partnerships-3 Sydney, Australia — July 14, 2021 — Impact, the leading global partnership management platform supporting more than one million partnerships for more than 1,600 brands, today announced $150 million in funding led by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and joined by Providence Public. This strategic growth investment brings Impact’s valuation to $1.5 billion, the first partnership management platform provider to reach this milestone. Impact has also surpassed $100 million in annual recurring revenue, solidifying its leadership position in the partnerships category. Impact’s latest round of funding will enable the company to accelerate its investment in partnership automation innovation, increase channel partnerships, and scale its go to market efforts for brands, agencies, and publishers globally. In turn, this will accelerate growth for all participants in the Partnership Economy. Existing investors in Impact include PSG and Silversmith Capital Partners. Consumers live in a digital world and have greater control over how they interact with brands. Further, their wariness and annoyance with traditional forms of advertising has continued to grow, with 69% of consumers reporting that they do not trust advertising. This shift has led brands to turn to partnerships to reach consumers in a more meaningful way. Impact is the trusted platform that enables publishers, brands, and agencies to aggregate, orchestrate, and optimise partnerships -- affiliate, influencer, commerce content publishers, B2B, and more -- in a single, unified platform. “Brands are searching for new and authentic ways to reach consumers, more so now than ever before as traditionally relied-upon methods of advertising have become increasingly more disrupted and expensive,” says David A. Yovanno, Impact’s CEO. “Partnerships create a path to the modern consumer by establishing a natural connection in the form of trusted information, reviews, and recommendations, and done with the consumer’s experience in mind. Impact has seen impressive growth in productive partnerships by driving this new wave of connection between brands, publishers, and consumers.” This announcement comes on the heels of Impact’s acquisitions of Affluent, Trackonomics, and Activate in the past 12 months and demonstrates Impact’s commitment to the transformation of the overall partnerships ecosystem. In March of this year, Impact became a Certified App Partner for influencer and affiliate marketing for Shopify Plus, and was subsequently promoted to Shopify’s over 1 million users. Impact’s impressive client roster, which includes six of the top 10 retailers in the U.S., has grown more than 50% in the past year. Leading brands such as Shopify, Uber and Walmart rely on Impact’s marketplace to discover and recruit new partners, then contract, track, optimise and process payments for those relationships within the platform. With more than 600 employees in 14 offices across nine countries, Impact processed payouts in more than 60 currencies worldwide in fiscal year 2021. Impact has also been recognised for its industry leading technology with 15 awards in the last year including: Best Marketing Technology Solution Global (ExchangeWire’s The Wires) Best Influencer Discovery Platform (Influencer Marketing Awards) Best Performance Technology (Performance Marketing Awards) Best Technology (International Performance Marketing Awards) To learn more about how Impact can help drive partnership growth in a single, unified platform visit https://impact.com/. RBC Capital Markets served as exclusive placement agent for Impact and Latham & Watkins served as legal advisor. # # # ABOUT IMPACT Impact is the leading global Partnership Management Platform and has been transforming the way enterprises manage and optimise all types of partnerships — including affiliates, influencers, commerce content publishers, B2B, and more — since its founding in 2008. Through its integrated end-to-end solution named the Partnership Cloud™, Impact accelerates business growth by automating the full partnership life cycle, including discovery, recruitment, contracting, engagement, fraud protection, optimisation, and payment processing. To learn more about how Impact’s SaaS technology platform and partnerships marketplace is driving revenue growth for global enterprise brands such as Walmart, Uber, Shopify, Lenovo, L’Oreal, Fanatics, Levi’s and 1-800-Flowers, visit www.impact.com. CONTACT Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Infoblox 3.0 unites Hybrid DDI and security to drive cloud-first strategies 2021-07-13T01:59:00Z infoblox-3-0-unites-hybrid-ddi-and-security-to-drive-cloud-first-strategies Sydney, July 13, 2021 — Infoblox Inc., the leader in core network and security services, today delivered Infoblox 3.0, focused on delivering a secure cloud-first network experience. The company is uniting NIOS, the industry leading on-premises DDI solution, with its cloud-native BloxOne Threat Defense and BloxOne DDI platforms to help customers bridge core networking and security into cloud environments that underpin the needs of the modern enterprise. Infoblox 3.0 harnesses the industry’s leading DDI and DNS security solutions to enable on-premises, virtual, cloud and hybrid deployments tailored to customers’ network modernisation needs, and further address the challenges that stem from cloud environments. Cloud compromise continues to be a top cybersecurity issue, underscoring the urgency for security teams to ramp up defences against DoS and DDoS attacks. Infoblox’s latest research investigated how the COVID-19 shutdowns challenged the financial services industry’s IT infrastructure and how cloud data breaches reportedly cost companies globally an estimated $4.2 million per incident. The results are based on more than 800 responses from IT professionals in the financial services industry in the Asia Pacific, the Americas and Europe. Data breaches are an increasingly significant cost burden for the industry: Worldwide, financial firms that experienced a data breach reported estimated average losses of roughly $4.2 million per attack, with organisations in Asia Pacific hit hardest at $4.5 million in estimated losses. Network outages also result in costly burdens: Firms in Asia Pacific lost an estimated $3.2 million. The industry remains a popular target for cloud-based attacks: Asia Pacific firms were the hardest hit across the board, falling victim to more cloud networking attacks, with data breaches (69%) and cloud attacks (61%) being the most prevalent. Cloud and network-based attacks will continue to be a major threat vector: 68% of respondents in Asia Pacific expect to face a combination of IoT attacks, cloud vulnerabilities including misconfigurations, and data manipulation attempts over the next 12 months – a figure higher than the global average of an estimated 50%. Threat resolution teams are embracing network visibility for security hygiene: In the region, threat hunting (78%), network monitoring (76%), and threat intelligence (66%) are considered the most effective mitigation tactics against these threats. Infoblox 3.0 addresses the foundational challenges of the modern enterprise by enabling teams to build cloud-first networks and protect them with faster threat detection and remediation. Enabling these deployments help ensure customers can build networks that are: Simple: Automating and standardising the delivery of cloud-first network experiences with the richest set of cloud-native APIs, integrations, and contextual data available on the market. Reliable: Providing proven five-nines reliability for mission-critical networks, including the largest networks in the world, with the flexibility and cost efficiency of the cloud. Scalable: Delivering services when and where customers need them with a seamless, uniform experience. Secure: Enabling customers to automate anytime, anywhere foundational security for all users and devices with faster threat detection and remediation. “The pandemic has pushed corporate networks into the cloud at an accelerated pace, and that modernisation effort continues as companies turn to cloud applications and services for their hybrid workplace foundations,” says Jesper Andersen, President and CEO of Infoblox. “Infoblox 3.0 enables organisations to reap the best of the on-premises and cloud worlds as they tailor networking and security for their cloud-first strategies. We’re giving customers the foundations they need — whether in the form of private clouds that stay on-premises, hybrid networks combining data centres with cloud offerings, or fully cloud networks.” “Infoblox has been the DDI market leader since it pioneered this space back when network servers sat in closets on corporate campuses,” says Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC. “Infoblox 3.0 is the culmination of the company’s work building out its BloxOne cloud-first platforms. Connecting the on-premises DDI capabilities of NIOS to BloxOne DDI and BloxOne Threat Defense enables customers to build the hybrid and cloud-only DDI networks that modern enterprises need for workplace transformation.” “We’re excited to see Infoblox deepen its push into cloud-first networking and foundational security because customers are eager for hybrid and cloud infrastructure deployments,” says Brian Hepburn, CEO of Empowered Networks. “We’re seeing organisations double down on these foundations for flexible work as they reopen campuses. Infoblox 3.0 provides channel partners the solutions they need for a customer base that continues to delve further into hybrid and cloud to build the infrastructure of now and tomorrow.” What customers are saying: "There has been an increasing number of new web-based threats that have been difficult to address with a traditional cybersecurity solution alone. It became necessary to build a more multi-layered defense.” With the Infoblox’s BloxOne Threat Defense solution, “the cloud-based cybersecurity service easy to deploy to every other company within the Keio Group. It can also flexibly support the addition of new functions and minimise the hardware maintenance and operations costs associated with an on-prem solution.” – Keio Group (read more) “DNS service was falling behind the demand. We considered cloud-based DNS solutions, but currently most cloud providers only serve external DNS requests, and our need was for both internal and external DNS services. The Infoblox GUI and general workflow is one the best appliance-based GUI experiences I have had as both an end user and as a technical lead. The day-to-day management of the boxes is a breeze, and I can securely back the Grid up via Secure Copy Protocol. And the Infoblox Grid configuration was a big bonus. In the event of a total failure, I could restore our Grid to a virtual machine in a matter of minutes.” – The Catholic Education Network (read more) ### About Infoblox Infoblox delivers the next-level network experience with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services. As the pioneer in providing the world’s most reliable, secure and automated networks, we are relentless in our pursuit of next level network simplicity. A recognised industry leader, Infoblox has more than 12,000 customers, including more than 70% of the Fortune 500. Learn more at https://www.infoblox.com. Media Contacts: Lise Feng lise@infoblox.com New Omdia report shows Genetec outpacing VMS and Windows-based recorders markets despite pandemic 2021-07-12T21:55:45Z new-omdia-report-shows-genetec-outpacing-vms-and-windows-based-recorders-markets-despite-pandemic SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, July 13, 2021— According to the latest report from research organisation Omdia, Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, continued to increase its global markets share, outpacing market growth in both VMS and Windows-based recorders categories. The report also revealed that Genetec retained its position as the global market share leader, recording the highest growth amongst the top five worldwide software manufacturers. According to its Video Surveillance & Analytics Market Share Database – 2021 report, Omdia recognised Genetec as the world leader (excluding China) in VMS with a 17.4% market share, up from 16.0% last year. The company credits its continued growth to the strength of its unified security platform, Security Center, recurring revenue from its enterprise cloud solutions, as well as a resolute focus on cybersecurity and privacy. “While the global market for video surveillance software was flat in 2020, Genetec demonstrated a continued and sustained upward growth trend," said Oliver Philippou, Research Manager, Physical Security Technologies, Omdia. "Genetec was once again ranked as the number one developer in the video surveillance software market, as well as achieving top-two rank in worldwide Windows-based recorders sales.” In the Windows-based recorders category, Genetec demonstrated the highest market growth globally. This reflects the company’s leadership in ready-to-deploy security infrastructure, fueled by an ever-strengthening demand for hardened appliances that address growing requirements of privacy and cybersecurity concerns. “Throughout the pandemic, when organisations needed to reinvent themselves and adapt to the new reality very quickly, businesses became creative about how they used, redeployed and expanded their security systems across their organisations. With a unified security platform that ties in video surveillance with access control, ALPR, analytics and more, our customers were able to expand the role of physical security to go beyond traditional applications to deliver more value and improve business operations, without requiring massive investments,” said Guy Chenard, Chief Commercial Officer, Genetec, Inc. --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 Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Major Indian IT companies converge at Springfield City Group Australia India Technology Summit 2021-07-09T04:46:42Z major-indian-it-companies-converge-at-springfield-city-group-australia-india-technology-summit Springfield, Queensland – 9 July 2021 - Springfield City Group (SCG), the master developer of Greater Springfield, in partnership with Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC), the peak body for promoting and enhancing bilateral trade relations between the two countries, hosted the Australia India Technology Summit. The SCG/ AIBC partnership and collaborative Summit aims to further build the Australia-India relationship by attracting world-leading Indian technology companies to Australia. Maha Sinnathamby, Chairman of SCG, said: “This summit is about bringing the best minds together, focusing on how we can continue to build a strong knowledge economy in this country. We need to work with the world’s greatest minds to understand how we can be best placed moving forward,” “In Greater Springfield we have laid the foundation to attract the very best partnerships – whether that be in technology, health or education. And now we are delighted to have a very specific focus on the Indian Technology Companies that are already in this country or planning to establish in Australia and understand their needs going forward.” “The demand for knowledge workers over the next decade will be crucial in this country and we want to play our role in nurturing the minds in our national and local economy to enable them to participate actively in the knowledge economy as it continues to grow.” “This summit has brought together great minds in Education, Industry and Government to discuss how we can leverage the assets we have in this country, build the knowledge workers of the future as well as attract more companies to locate to Australia in areas like the Knowledge Precinct in Greater Springfield.” “India is already one of the fastest growing economies and is the third largest contributor to global growth. Over the next twenty years, India will require access to goods and services, which Australia is well positioned to supply, and IT tends to be a critical component of facilitating the supply of these goods and services. The Australian Government has taken steps to prepare for the strategic relationship investment and move to ensure access to a market that over the next twenty years will offer tremendous growth opportunities for both Australia and India.” “Greater Springfield’s unique offering to these companies, is the chance to be involved in a fully master-planned city that offers innovation at its core. Greater Springfield is an economic powerhouse located in the heart of Southeast Queensland and provides a platform for companies to be innovative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative.”Bob Sharpless, Deputy Chairman of SCG said: “Greater Springfield has, over three decades, solidified itself as a home for these types of organisations. With its own Data Centre, an extensive fibre network, a university, 15,000 students, and access to a population of over 500,000 within a 22-minute drive, Greater Springfield provides a true lifestyle within a 15-minute drive for employees that choose to work in the local Greater Springfield economy.” Ashok Mysore, Chair of AIBC’s Information and Communications Technology and Digital Chapter said: “Indian technology companies have embraced Australia. It has proven a great place for them to access local talent and build a base of knowledge workers. These companies are projecting significant growth over the next decade and there is a tremendous opportunity for Australian engineers, software developers and innovators to be part of this growth and bring their own expertise to Australia. Australia is where these companies want to be, but they are also being courted by other developing nations. The opportunity is for Australia to show that it is the best place for these organisations to establish and grow.” Jim Varghese, National Chair of AIBC said: “In our 35th year of celebrations, the Australia India Business Council is proud to support the Springfield City Group’s Australia India IT Hub Summit. AIBC believes in the power of this one-stop-shop location for leading tech companies from India and Australia to collaborate and further build on bilateral ties between the two countries. Australia and India have a long and proud relationship of working together. The India Tech Hub will drive innovation in the technology field and Australia only stands to gain.” The Australia India Technology Summit was attended by leaders from industry and government including several Members of Parliament. Major Indian IT companies in attendance included TCS, InfoSys, HCL, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, among others. Speakers included Peter Varghese AO, who led the India Economic Strategy to 2035; and Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, who led the Australia Economic Strategy. --ENDS-- About Springfield City Group Springfield City Group is the master developer of Greater Springfield and has led the development of the nation building project, Greater Springfield since 1991. Incorporating 6 suburbs, Springfield has been curated by SCG to create an award-winning community now home to 46,000 residents. Led by Chairman Maha Sinnathamby and his business partner Deputy Chairman Bob Sharpless, the group has a 29-year track record in successful delivery of residential, education, commercial, health, technology and infrastructure projects for its growing community. Key facts about Springfield: • Masterplan approved for 2.685 million square metres of mixed-use GFA and 22,855 apartments • Over $18 billion spent on Greater Springfield to date• Population of 48,000, growing at 5.8% per annum (on average)• 2 rail stations and connected by major road networks• 11 schools, both public and private schools• Private hospital, university, and TAFE campus• Major shopping centre, Orion Springfield Central • Data centre and dark fibre network connecting Greater Springfield and Brisbane For further information or to schedule an interview: Katrina Hall+61 2 8705 5600katrina@multiconnexions.com.au Government grant helps NSW manufacturer to reinvent the wheel 2021-07-07T05:17:05Z government-grant-helps-nsw-manufacturer-to-reinvent-the-wheel NSW based manufacturer, Rotacaster Wheel, will be able to expand local production of its revolutionary omni wheel thanks to a $563,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF).  Managing director, Peter McKinnon, said the funding will allow completion of a $2.25M automation project at its Beresfield facility, near Newcastle. Mr McKinnon said the project will deliver a new, high volume, production system capable of making more than 1.8 million, 50mm, omni wheels a year at a lower per unit cost. He said a new system will increase efficiency and process control, reduce waste and OHS risks, and support at least an extra 11, higher skilled, local jobs. “With the help of the Australian Government we’re investing in manufacturing excellence, skills, and jobs, here in the Hunter,” Mr McKinnon said. He said the project will allow the company to meet growing local and international demand. “We export around 50 per cent of production, but we expect that to grow to at least 80 per cent within the next few years. We are getting a lot of interest from the United States, Asia and Europe for our MedTech, robotic, and consumer good applications of our omni wheels,” he said. Omni wheels are wheels with a wheel, which Mr McKinnon said presents industry and consumers with an exciting alternative to the traditional swivel caster. Because the wheels do not need to swivel, they respond directly to the force applied, and can move in any direction, providing greater load stability and directional control. There are only a handful of omni wheel producers worldwide. Omnia, a business of Rotacaster Wheel, has become a global leader in the development and manufacturing of omni wheels. “Omnia’s patented wheel technology uses a different design and manufacturing approach to its competitors, making our Hunter-made omni wheels the most capable, across a broader range of applications, worldwide.  “We are literally re-inventing the wheel and are at the forefront of innovation in mobility.” Omnia’s wheels are being used to improve MedTech equipment and by Australia’s best-known retailers and wholesale distributors to move goods. The Greek Postal Service has just ordered the company’s multi-directional conveyor sortation tables. Robotic mobility is another area where Mr McKinnon believes there is great potential. Australia’s first autonomous sterilising robot, at the Royal Hobart Hospital, runs on Omnia’s wheels.   A host of consumer goods can be improved by Omnia’s wheels according to Mr McKinnon. Its Plant Glider uses omni wheels to allow people to have an attractive plant pot that they can easily move without scratching surfaces or tipping.   “With an omni wheel, a shopping trolley or hotel luggage will actually go where you point it.”  Mr McKinnon is particularly proud of one application - the Omni-sense white cane tip – for people with a vision impairment.   “Omni-sense is another example of how Omnia’s wheels can improve people’s lives.” Rotacaster Wheel is one of 86 businesses Australia wide to gain funding support under MMF round two. Omnia designs and manufactures its products at its facility in Beresfield, near Newcastle. It is also participating in the NSW Government Going Global MedTech program. It won Manufacturer of the Year (under 50 employees) in the 2020 Hunter Manufacturing Awards.  Visit www.omniawheel.com ENDS Govt release here: https://www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/porter/media-releases/55m-help-australian-manufacturers-modernise-and-grow SourseAI raises $1.5m to drive data informed decision making at SCA 2021-07-06T22:15:00Z sourseai-raises-1-5m-to-drive-data-informed-decision-making-at-sca 7th July 2021: SourseAI, the leading AI and machine learning platform for decision augmentation, has secured $1.5 million in funding to negate ‘gut decision-making’ in the media, telco and utilities sectors. SourseAI CEO Matt Jones said the funds will be used to accelerate the development and scale of Sourse – the patented Augmented Intelligence Platform that applies industry specific machine learning models to the key decisions executives make every day. “58% of executives that responded to a recent BI-SURVEY.com said they base more than half their decisions on gut. That’s an alarming figure when you consider the degree to which these decisions materially impact bottom and top-line results, and that’s why we built Sourse!” he said. The capital raise was led by Aligned Equity, and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is an early investor and as an innovation-led company, will use the Sourse platform to discover audience behavioural insights, listener mood states and how to power dynamic cohorts, ultimately enabling a hyper-personalised experience across SCA digital platforms, including the recently launched, LiSTNR. SCA Head of Digital and Innovation, Chris Johnson, said: “The key advantage of developing LiSTNR within SCA is our ability to determine our own future, and we’re leading the market by investing in local, high performance, deep technology partnerships that can accelerate our roadmap. Our investment in SourseAI allows us to deliver a deeply personalised listening experience to consumers, based on consumption habits and context. It also enables us to gain a rich understanding of our audience’s behaviour, enabling us to continue to create market leading advertising solutions. “The AI and Machine Learning space is scaling rapidly, and we believe that investing in the Australian entrepreneurial ecosystem to support of our digital audio ambitions is the best strategy. SourseAI is the right partner to deliver on our vision and our investment will provide significant long-term value to both parties.”SourseAI CEO Matt Jones said "the Sourse Platform is ideal for SCA and that it will boost the use of augmented intelligence in strategic decision making across the SCA teams, driving hyper-personalisation of content to audiences across SCA’s digital experiences." “Sourse’s mission is to apply our patented machine learning algorithms to enhance the experience for SCA audiences using a whole range of data. This includes understanding the tastes and behaviours of every single listener on SCA platforms. Then, using our advanced recommendations and personalisation algorithms, we can ensure the right content is surfaced in each individual listener’s feed at any time they engage in the app,” he said.“Machine learning models make it possible to drive the key media metrics of frequency of engagement and time spent. By personalising the experience with Sourse, SCA will dramatically improve these metrics, resulting in a more engaged audience, and delivering improvements across both advertising targeting and advertising yield. It’s better for the listener, better for SCA’s clients and ultimately better for SCA,” he said. In addition, SCA will leverage other Sourse capabilities such as Forecasting and Anomaly Detection to understand growth across content genres, predict seasonal content scheduling peaks and troughs, and to explore changing content tastes, enabling SCA to develop content that is truly relevant to its audience’s ever-changing tastes. The Sourse platform ensures SCA can stay ahead of the pack and continuously innovate by making data-informed strategic decisions that can deliver savings and grow revenues through new and innovative content strategies that Sourse identifies as having substantial consumer interest,” Jones said.“In previous implementations of the Sourse recommender for an OTT media broadcaster, Sourse delivered growth of more than seven times the monthly audience engagement and extended average watch time per user per month from eight minutes to more than 45 minutes. A combination of these metrics indicates a more satisfied audience and ultimately a multiplying impact in ad revenues.” sourse.coMatt Jones, CEO, +61410077557 mattj@sourse.co About SourseAISourseAI is an AI innovator that has combined applied AI, management consulting and SaaS into a decision augmentation platform - Sourse. Leading telcos, utilities and entertainment brands use Sourse to drive the adoption of data informed decision making. Sourse boosts KPI improvement using AI decision support tools for forecasting, causal insights and scenario planning, as well as machine learning models to address common industry problems, such as, customer retention, churn and yield. Sourse integrates with systems such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Zuora and Genesys to enable every customer interaction to be personalised using accurate predictions about customer behaviour, intent and possible treatments, using both client data and our competitive market insights built per industry. About SCA (Southern Cross Austereo) Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia’s leading media companies reaching more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television, and digital assets. Under the Triple M and Hit network brands, SCA owns 99 stations across FM, AM, and DAB+ radio. SCA provides national sales representation for 23 regional radio stations. SCA broadcasts 92 free to air TV signals across regional Australia, reaching 4.4 million people a week, with Nine Network programming and advertising representation across Australia’s East Coast, Seven Network programming in Tasmania and Darwin, and Seven, Nine and Ten programming in Spencer Gulf. SCA operates LiSTNR, Australia’s free, personalised audio destination for consumers featuring radio, podcasts, music, and news. SCA also provides Australian sales representation for global open audio platform SoundCloud and Sonos Radio. SCA's premium brands are supported by social media, live events and digital platforms that deliver national and local entertainment and news content. https://www.southerncrossaustereo.com.au/ Fusion Broadband embraces Equinix in global expansion of its SD-WAN service 2021-07-06T03:57:45Z fusion-broadband-embraces-equinix-in-global-expansion-of-its-sd-wan-service Australia's leading SD-WAN provider, Fusion Broadband, has expanded into Equinix, which will give it a significantly larger global footprint and enable it to offer customers enhanced performance and more advanced connectivity options.Equinix is a leading digital infrastructure company operating more than 220 data centres in 26 countries on five continents.As the networking requirements of global businesses become more sophisticated, Fusion Broadband identified a need to support their customers’ growth by leveraging Equinix and offering greater WAN connectivity through direct access to a multitude of cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Alibaba and Oracle.Jason Maude, managing director of Fusion Broadband, said the new arrangement with Equinix and Equinix MetalTM will allow the company to quickly and easily provide dedicated SD-WAN gateways in more than 50 location points globally. “With our unique SD-WAN orchestration platform customers are able to deploy SD-WAN sites and gateways in minuets, as well as enable direct connections with the majority of the major cloud providers. They can be self-managed or our team of SD-WAN specialists can manage them for the customer. Dedicated private backbones between regions can also be provisioned for customers adding a greater level of performance and security.“With Equinix Fabric TM, we can offer global or national customers faster and more flexible access to all of the cloud services and partners that are on the Platform Equinix®. This allows customers to extend the reach of their SD-WAN network not only globally but also with direct access into the world’s largest cloud service providers.“The new arrangement more than doubles our east coast capacity and provides faster network and compute capacity in overseas markets,” he saidAs an example, a customer that prefers to have a dedicated environment (as opposed to a shared multi-tenant environment) for its offices in each region may elect to have one or two POPs in each region, which very easily allows a private backbone between POPs to be created that can support speeds from tens of Mbps through to 10-20Gbps.“By combining the benefits of our POP infrastructure from IBM Cloud and now Equinix, we have a significantly larger global footprint,” Maude said.“Our SD-WAN managed service business already supports over 100 multi-tenant gateways around the world. The addition of Equinix will allow us to further expand this with the ability to deploy dedicated gateways for customers or dedicated private connections between SD-WAN gateways. It can be set up within a matter of hours.”With Equinix’s private backbone, Fusion Broadband’s international customers can now easily build their own private backbone between their Fusion Broadband SD-WAN gateways – either dedicated or multi-tenant -- where backbone capacity can be scaled up and down as required. These private backbone links offer guaranteed performance and security between gateways.“The ability to quickly turn on direct links via Equinix or even Megaport’s peering fabrics means we can provide customers with a tremendous amount of connection and SD-WAN flexibility,” Maude added.To learn more about Fusion Broadband visit www.fusionbroadband.com.au or contact sales@fusionbroadband.com.au.EndsAbout Fusion Broadband:Fusion Broadband provides a unique broadband bonding solution that fuses multiple broadband connections together to make a much faster and more reliable connection. This gives businesses an easy, affordable, broadband bonding service that is ISP independent and delivers high speed data connections with more reliability and stability. The company has been bonding broadband services since 2011 with products installed in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. In July 2020 it opened an office in the UK. Organisations are now taking advantage of Fusion SD-WAN, which provides an affordable multi-site private network (SD-WAN) solution with exceptional flexibility, performance and control. Fusion Broadband has more than 300 resellers globally, selling and supporting the range of their products. As part of its reseller program and ISP license program, ISP's or larger MSP's can license the solution for their own deployment.Further enquiries:Issued on behalf of Fusion Broadband, Suite 8, Level 1, 119-125 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, Victoria 3943, Australia. Contact Jason Maude on 0405 685 419 or E: jason@fusionbroadband.com.au or Wendy McWilliams from WMC PR. Tel: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665. E: wendy@wmcpr.com.au