The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-14T01:28:01Z Thycotic Publishes Free, Comprehensive 36-Page Guide Covering the People, Process and Technology Needed to Implement PAM Program 2019-06-14T01:28:01Z thycotic-publishes-free-comprehensive-36-page-guide-covering-the-people-process-and-technology-needed-to-implement-pam-program ADELAIDE, Australia, June 14, 2019 -- Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to 10,000 organisations worldwide, today announced the availability of a new eBook aimed at accelerating an organisation’s PAM security efforts beyond the basics. Compiled by Thycotic experts and featuring real life examples from organisations of all sizes, the “Expert’s Guide to Privileged Access Management Success” encompasses key topics such as: defining advanced PAM, establishing stakeholder roles and responsibilities, understanding the PAM lifecycle approach, and implementing and integrating PAM technology. “We’ve had several requests from our enterprise customers and prospects to share what we’ve learned about successful PAM implementations over more than a decade of innovation in developing PAM solutions,” said Thycotic Chief Marketing Officer Steve Kahan. “Unlike other eBooks on PAM, this guide gives proper weight and value to the people and process that must be part of any successful technology implementation.” The eBook provides tables of actionable guidance with prescriptive technical recommendations for PAM experts. Recommendations include controls for policy and governance, discovery and automation, access security, session protection, audit and monitoring, behavioral analytics, and event response and recovery. The Expert’s Guide to PAM Success also devotes an entire section to integrating PAM controls with other IT and security solutions. With tight integration, information stays up to date, reports take less time to create, and decisions can be made more quickly. Integrations discussed in the guide include PAM and IAM/IGA, Active Directory, IT Service Management, Vulnerability Scanning, Threat Analytics, SIEM and DevOps Tools. To get a complimentary copy of the Expert’s Guide to PAM Success, please visit https://thycotic.com/resources/experts-guide-to-advanced-pam-success/. For more information about Thycotic and its solutions, visit https://www.thycotic.com/. About Thycotic Thycotic is the leading provider of cloud-ready privilege management solutions. Thycotic's security tools empower over 10,000 organisations, from small businesses to the Fortune 500, to limit privileged account risk, implement least privilege policies, control applications, and demonstrate compliance. Thycotic makes enterprise-level privilege management accessible for everyone by eliminating dependency on overly complex security tools and prioritising productivity, flexibility and control. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Thycotic operates worldwide with offices in the UK and Australia. Barracuda launches Firewall Insights, extends its leadership in Secure SD-WAN 2019-06-13T22:30:00Z barracuda-launches-firewall-insights-extends-its-leadership-in-secure-sd-wan-1 Sydney — 14 June 2019 – Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced the introduction of Barracuda Firewall Insights. Firewall Insights is an advanced security analytics platform that ingests, aggregates and analyses data automatically from any Barracuda CloudGen Firewall deployed in an organisation’s network, including public cloud deployments. To keep their organisations secure and connected, IT professionals need to continuously assess the effectiveness of their security measures and WAN performance. But with so much data coming from so many places in a variety of formats, this can be a time consuming, manual process. Barracuda Firewall Insights automates these challenging tasks. With Barracuda Firewall Insights, customers have access to: Actionable insights for the entire network — This includes dynamic availability information on SD-WAN connections, transport data, security, as well as web and network traffic details. Automated capabilities — Barracuda Firewall Insights help customers to schedule, gather, consolidate and analyse data produced by all Barracuda CloudGen Firewall appliances deployed in an organisation’s network, gaining valuable insight. Customisable reports — All reports are customisable for individual timeframes and can include all or just a subset of the deployed firewalls. “By automating the complex processes of consolidating and analysing the vast amount of data available across an extended WAN, Barracuda Firewall Insights helps IT administrators save time, while making it easy to keep their systems optimised and secure,” said Klaus Gheri, VP, Network Security, Barracuda. “We want to help customers streamline network management and security operations.” “Operating a dispersed wide area network with hundreds to thousands of next-generation firewalls requires a centralised reporting and analytics solution,” said Christian Ueblbacher, Head of Security Solutions, Kapsch BusinessCom AG. Barracuda Firewall Insights can be added to any CloudGen Firewall deployment option – hardware appliances, virtual appliances and cloud firewalls for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform. Learn more about Barracuda Firewall Insights, now available for Barracuda CloudGen Firewall: https://www.barracuda.com/firewall-insights Resources Get information about Barracuda CloudGen Firewall: https://www.barracuda.com/products/cloudgenfirewall Read the blog post: http://cuda.co/35754 About Barracuda At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Australian MyBudget Customer Service Hero Recognised Globally 2019-06-12T04:47:48Z australian-mybudget-customer-service-hero-recognised-globally Genesys® (www.genesys.com), the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has awarded the prestigious grand prize of their dedicated global CX Hero program to an Australian customer service agent. In recognition and appreciation of the work customer service agents do, Genesys created CX Heroes, to celebrate true stories of customer service agents going above and beyond the call of duty. The program aims to create a movement to appreciate the unsung heroes who ensure their customers receive premium service. Award entries were received from around the globe, with Genesys applying stringent judging criteria to submissions. One of the core metrics judges considered was the applicant’s ability to deliver impactful customer service. Of the global finalists, Australian customer service representative, Nicole Martin from MyBudget, was awarded the title, CX Hero of the Year. Nicole was presented with her award on a global stage in front of nearly 2,500 customer experience leaders. Ms Martin earned the title for her commitment and dedication to her customers, as demonstrated by going above and beyond the call of duty during Christmas. On the last business day before Christmas, Ms Martin answered a frantic call from a customer trying to get gifts delivered in time for the holiday. She was able to improvise a solution and worked tirelessly across multiple stakeholder groups to save the customer’s family Christmas from being torn apart. "I am thrilled to be recognised as the CX Hero of the Year. I really enjoy helping people, and that gives me great job satisfaction” said Nicole Martin, Customer Service Representative, MyBudget. You can read the full story here. -ends- Image: From left to right: Nate Bennett (Senior Product Marketing Manager, Genesys); Rebecca Pulbrook (National Client Success Leader, MyBudet); Nicole Martin (Customer Service Representative, MyBudget) About Genesys Genesys® powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. Our success comes from connecting employee and customer conversations on any channel. Every day, 11,000 companies in more than 100 countries trust our #1 customer experience platform to drive great business outcomes and create lasting relationships. Combining the best of technology and human ingenuity, we build solutions that mirror natural communication and work the way you think. Our industry-leading solutions foster true omnichannel engagement because they perform equally well across channels, on-premises and in the cloud. Experience communication as it should be: fluid, instinctive and profoundly empowering. Visit genesys.com on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the Genesys blog. ©2019 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. Genesys and the Genesys logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Genesys. All other company names and logos may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies. Media contacts Australia Elizabeth Williams Group Account Director ZADRO elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 +61 411 201 354 Julie Donovan Senior Account Manager ZADRO julie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 +61 410 510 080 Australia and New Zealand Shine in Global Customer Innovation Awards 2019-06-12T01:43:56Z australia-and-new-zealand-shine-in-global-customer-innovation-awards Genesys® (www.genesys.com), the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centreer solutions, recognised leading Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) companies including Homecare Medical, Tokio Marine Australasia, MyBudget, O’Brien Glass, Teacher’s Mutual Bank and more during its 14th annual Customer Innovation Awards. Winners were announced on the opening day of Xperience 19, in Denver, Colorado. The Genesys Customer Innovation awards celebrate companies from around the world for using innovative approaches and technologies, such as the cloud and artificial intelligence, to drive business performance and deliver great customer experiences. The finalists were evaluated by a panel of judges, comprised of respected industry analysts from IDC, McGee-Smith Analytics and Ovum, as well as past Customer Innovation Award winners, including Bradesco, Harambee and QuinStreet. Organisations from ANZ were strongly represented, accounting for more than 25% of the global finalists. Top Australian and New Zealand honorees include: Homecare Medical — Winner of The CX Game Changer (Making a difference with CX technology) The New Zealand social enterprise achieved greater scalability by adding digital telehealth support channels, resulting in a 92% increase in annual interactions across voice, web chat, email, SMS and social media. Tokio Marine Management Australasia — Winner of The CX Team Player (Team productivity) The multinational insurer has improved agent schedule adherence by 30% by deploying workforce management since moving its contact centre to the cloud. MyBudget – Finalist of The CX Game Changer O’Brien Glass – Finalist in CX Visionary & CX Mover Teacher’s Mutual Bank – Finalist in CX Team Player Fair Work Ombudsman – Finalist in CX Visionary With submissions spanning the globe and tough international competition, the Australian and New Zealand companies were strongly represented, indicative of the high level of innovation and technology adoption in the region. Gwilym Funnel, Vice President of Sales and Managing Director for Genesys in Australia and New Zealand said, “Our Australian and New Zealand companies deserve to be applauded for their intelligent, targeted engagement strategies, and creative use of Genesys platforms. The adoption of advanced technology in this region has always been strong, and I’m thrilled to see this forward-thinking approach to the customer experience recognised globally.” “A highlight of each year is recognising our brilliant customers for their innovation and relentless focus on delivering the world’s best experiences,” said Merijn te Booij, Chief Marketing Officer, Genesys. “On behalf of everyone at Genesys, congratulations to all of the finalists and winners – and keep making every moment count.” Game Changing social enterprise making a difference with CX technology 2019-06-12T00:16:39Z game-changing-social-enterprise-making-a-difference-with-cx-technology Winners of the 14th annual Genesys Customer Innovation Awards were announced at Xperience19 in Denver, Colorado on Monday, with New Zealand based Homecare Medical acknowledged for their extraordinary community service, critical agility, and unique use of the Genesys Customer Experience platform. Honoured as the 2019 CX Game Changer (Making a difference with CX technology) Homecare Medical achieved greater population reach for its digitally delivered health and mental health services by adding digital telehealth support channels, resulting in a 92% increase in annual contacts across voice, web chat, email, SMS and social media. During the qualifying 2018 period, Homecare Medical: Had an average of 2,218 contacts a day from nearly 577,000 users Helped 26,847 people start their quit smoking journey Nurses provided health advice to 413,927 people Poisons Officers helped 22,553 people Mental health teams supported 69,431 people Emergency triage nurses aided 39,200 people - keeping hospitals and ambulances available for emergencies All while 74% of calls were answered in 20 seconds, 83% of calls in 60 seconds and 92% of calls within 3 minutes. As a social enterprise providing centralised, critical, time-sensitive and complex health services to members of the community, the panel of international judges of the Genesys Customer Innovation Awards were impressed with Homecare Medical’s bespoke use of the Genesys platform: seen in this unique, full channel and rapid growth formation for the first time in New Zealand. Andrew Slater, CEO, Homecare Medical and the driving force behind the rapid expansion, was onsite to receive the award. Leading a team of 30 who set up the integrated national telehealth service in just 15 weeks -which now has more than 400 staff based in four contact centres across the country - Mr Slater’s commitment to exceptional care never wavered. “Providing assistance to a diverse range of community sectors including at risk individuals, and running 30 digital help channels covering critical services such as general health mental heath, addictions, poisons, sexual trauma, crisis services, and after-hours GP support, means we need to connect to people when they are most in need of help or support, and however they need us. Genesys enables us to do to that,” said Mr Slater. The use of Genesys technology was highlighted with Homecare Medical’s remarkable response to the recent Christchurch terror attacks. Their unwavering commitment to Game Changing CX included delivering over 16,000 psychosocial sessions in the immediate aftermath of the devastating tragedy, truly representing an organisation making a difference with CX technology. -ENDS- Media Opportunities Limited interview opportunities are available with Andrew Slater, CEO, Homecare Medical. Andrew can provide powerful insight into how the Homecare Medial contact team were able to support the community after the tragic terror attack in Christchurch, their innovative use of the Genesys PureConnect platform, and providing agile, rapid deployment of integrated omnichannel telehealth solutions in New Zealand. Image: Andrew Slater, CEO, Homecare Ian McLean, NZ Country Manager, Genesys is also available for commentary Please contact Zadro for further information or to request an interview. About Genesys Genesys® powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. Our success comes from connecting employee and customer conversations on any channel. Every day, 11,000 companies in more than 100 countries trust our #1 customer experience platform to drive great business outcomes and create lasting relationships. Combining the best of technology and human ingenuity, we build solutions that mirror natural communication and work the way you think. Our industry-leading solutions foster true omnichannel engagement because they perform equally well across channels, on-premises and in the cloud. Experience communication as it should be: fluid, instinctive and profoundly empowering. Visit genesys.com on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the Genesys blog. Media Contacts Australia Elizabeth Williams Group Account Director ZADRO elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 +61 411 201 354 Julie Donovan Senior Account Manager ZADRO julie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 +61 410 510 080 Integration of Cashwerkz with Agility Connect delivers additional transparency and choice for cash investing for 175 financial services groups across the country 2019-06-11T23:26:54Z integration-of-cashwerkz-with-agility-connect-delivers-additional-transparency-and-choice-for-cash-investing-for-175-financial-services-groups-across-the-country Cashwerkz (ASX: CWZ) has integrated its digital cash investment platform with the Agility Connect solution from Agility Applications to enable advisers and their clients to streamline the application and administration of At Call and Term Deposit cash investments. Agility Applications currently delivers customised data solutions to 175 financial services groups across Australia and is a wholly owned subsidiary of HUB24 Limited. In addition to cash investments being securely and quickly administered, advisers will now have online access to competitive Term Deposit and At Call investment rates and real-time integration from Cashwerkz marketplace of many Authorised Deposit-Taking Institutions (ADIs). This integration delivers regularly updated and transparent market competitive interest rates, while providing an auditable trail for clients seeking reassurance their adviser is acting in their best interest. “This new integration with Agility Connect is part of Cashwerkz goal to deliver more transparency and choice for financial advisers and their clients. We have experienced strong interest and growth from the adviser community, and we are excited to welcome advisers using Agility Applications to the Cashwerkz marketplace,” said Mr Hector Ortiz, CEO, Cashwerkz. “The open integration Application Programming Interface (API) allows financial advisers to build an in-depth and customized picture of a client’s overall investments. Cashwerkz easy to use digital application form and efficient rollover and switching process at maturity can fast track a defensive cash investment strategy for clients whenever they need it.” Designed as a digital-only cash investment platform, Cashwerkz offers bank-grade security in its end-to-end processes, does not handle investors’ money or charge a fee to investors. Instead, it receives a fee from the issuing ADI partners on its platform for cash investments. This makes Cashwerkz a highly compelling cash management offering for self-managed super funds (SMSF), financial advisers, fund managers, the wholesale market, custodians, and Industry superannuation funds. “We are committed to continually providing our clients with choice. By leveraging our unique open architecture capabilities and integrating with Cashwerkz, we are providing access to a range of cash and term deposit solutions through Agility Connect, which enables a seamless and secure connection to external providers and enhances efficiencies for our clients,” commented Craig Apps, Director, Agility Applications. “Cashwerkz has developed a unique automated and streamlined identification process that helps reduce administration needs, allowing advisers to focus on delivering value and helping clients access a choice of cash solutions.” Agility Connect users can access the Cashwerkz platform from today. New Zealand company recognised for changing the game, and changing lives 2019-06-11T03:26:05Z new-zealand-company-recognised-for-changing-the-game-and-changing-lives Winners of the 14th annual Genesys Customer Innovation Awards were announced at Xperience19 in Denver, Colorado last night, with New Zealand based Homecare Medical acknowledged for their extraordinary community service, critical agility, and unique use of the Genesys Customer Experience platform. Honoured as the 2019 CX Game Changer (Making a difference with CX technology) Homecare Medical achieved greater population reach for its digitally delivered health and mental health services by adding digital telehealth support channels, resulting in a 92% increase in annual contacts across voice, web chat, email, SMS and social media. During the qualifying 2018 period, Homecare Medical: Had an average of 2,218 contacts a day from nearly 577,000 users Helped 26,847 people start their quit smoking journey Nurses provided health advice to 413,927 people Poisons Officers helped 22,553 people Mental health teams supported 69,431 people Emergency triage nurses aided 39,200 people - keeping hospitals and ambulances available for emergencies All while 74% of calls were answered in 20 seconds, 83% of calls in 60 seconds and 92% of calls within 3 minutes. As a social enterprise providing centralised, critical, time-sensitive and complex health services to members of the community, the panel of international judges of the Genesys Customer Innovation Awards were impressed with Homecare Medical’s bespoke use of the Genesys platform: seen in this unique, full channel and rapid growth formation for the first time in New Zealand. Andrew Slater, CEO, Homecare Medical and the driving force behind the rapid expansion, was onsite to receive the award. Leading a team of 30 who set up the integrated national telehealth service in just 15 weeks -which now has more than 400 staff based in four contact centres across the country - Mr Slater’s commitment to exceptional care never wavered. “Providing assistance to a diverse range of community sectors including at risk individuals, and running 30 digital help channels covering critical services such as general health, mental health, addictions, poisons, sexual trauma, crisis services, and after-hours GP support, means we need to connect to people when they are most in need of help or support, and however they need us. Genesys enables us to do that,” said Mr Slater. The use of Genesys technology was highlighted with Homecare Medical’s remarkable response to the recent Christchurch terror attacks. Their unwavering commitment to Game Changing CX included delivering over 16,000 psychosocial sessions in the immediate aftermath of the devastating tragedy, truly representing an organisation making a difference with CX technology. -ENDS- Media Opportunities Limited interview opportunities are available with Andrew Slater, CEO, Homecare Medical. Andrew can provide powerful insight into how the Homecare Medial contact team were able to support the community after the tragic terror attack in Christchurch, their innovative use of the Genesys PureConnect platform, and providing agile, rapid deployment of integrated omnichannel telehealth solutions in New Zealand. Image: Andrew Slater, CEO, Homecare Ian McLean, NZ Country Manager, Genesys is also available for commentary Please contact Zadro for further information or to request an interview. About Genesys Genesys® powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. Our success comes from connecting employee and customer conversations on any channel. Every day, 11,000 companies in more than 100 countries trust our #1 customer experience platform to drive great business outcomes and create lasting relationships. Combining the best of technology and human ingenuity, we build solutions that mirror natural communication and work the way you think. Our industry-leading solutions foster true omnichannel engagement because they perform equally well across channels, on-premises and in the cloud. Experience communication as it should be: fluid, instinctive and profoundly empowering. Visit genesys.com on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the Genesys blog. Media Contacts Australia Elizabeth Williams Group Account Director ZADRO elizabeth@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 +61 411 201 354 Julie Donovan Senior Account Manager ZADRO julie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 +61 410 510 080 TopDevelopers.co announced Zealous System, a Top Java Development Company! 2019-06-10T13:18:16Z topdevelopers-co-announced-zealous-system-a-top-java-development-company In one of the press releases, TopDevelopers has mentioned Zealous Systems as one of the experts in Java development services that enterprises and entrepreneurs can put your faith in to build an interactive yet appealing website as a business extension. The article is about the importance of a website for any business and how the entrepreneurs can pick the apt service provider who can carve the best on the website to meet the business intentions and the customer necessities flawless. We are happy that we are listed as one of the trustworthy Java developers. The article further details the significance of other web and software development firms that can do wonders for the businesses through their professionalism. Zealous Systems is one of the renowned IT firms based in India with offices in the United States and Australia. We are strengthened with qualified technical teams specialized in their responsibilities. We are on a mission to offer the best technical service that our clients will prosper in their endeavors every time. Our strategic execution of project ideas and functionalities inspire our clients that they make their relationship stronger with us.  Their reviews on our services serve as one of the aspects of our growth. We built our reputation through our satisfied client base and their contentment. We extend our support, guidance and commitment any time throughout the project cycle and in some cases even after the successful project launch if our client needs us. Who are TopDevelopers? TopDevelopers.co is a directory and review platform for IT service providers. They are offering an unbiased service by listing the genuine and highly professional IT firms that can help the service seekers better through quality technical services. Thycotic Expands Enterprise-Grade Privileged Access Management-as-a-Service Solution 2019-06-06T04:49:00Z thycotic-expands-enterprise-grade-privileged-access-management-as-a-service-solution-1 ADELAIDE, Australia, June 6, 2019 – Thycotic, provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to more than 10,000 organisations, including 15 percent of the Fortune 1000, today announced an expansion of its industry-leading PAM-as-a-service solution by offering its Privilege Manager in the cloud. Privilege Manager version 10.6 eliminates complexity and lowers costs for organisations implementing least privilege policies and application control. Utilising a cloud architecture, Privilege Manager Cloud supports enterprise needs at scale, managing privilege elevation and implementing least privilege across hundreds of thousands of endpoints from a central dashboard. Thycotic has been leading the PAM industry’s transition to the cloud, with rapid adoption of its cloud-based software for privileged access and password management. With the launch of Privilege Manager Cloud 10.6, all products within with company’s end-to-end PAM solution are now available in the cloud with full enterprise-grade functionality. Now companies can manage all types of privileges – from application and service accounts to local administrative rights on endpoints – without the management burden or overhead of on-premise security tools. Thycotic Privilege Manager Cloud mitigates critical vulnerabilities on endpoints by removing excess privileges that create entry points for cyberattacks. Within a least privilege model, policy-based application control elevates, denies, allows, reduces or quarantines applications automatically so people can continue to do their jobs securely and helpdesk support tickets decrease. “Endpoints collectively represent the largest IT attack surface, so removing admin privileges from workstations and desktops is the first step to properly locking down this popular attack vector,” said Jai Dargan, vice president of Product Management at Thycotic. “The hard part; however, is limiting admin access for common users, but also elevating privileges for technical professionals on a case-by-case basis to enable them to perform necessary tasks. Privilege Manager Cloud can help thread that needle.” Hundreds of thousands of machines in an enterprise deployment can simultaneously communicate with Privilege Manager Cloud, check policies and execute application control 24x7. Enterprises that often provision hundreds or even thousands of devices in a single day can easily install Privilege Manager Cloud on all employee workstations and servers. Organisations can experience the latest version of Privilege Manager Cloud with a free 30-day trial. For more information, please visit https://thycotic.com/. About Thycotic Thycotic is the leading provider of cloud-ready privilege management solutions. Thycotic’s security tools empower over 10,000 organisations, from small businesses to the Fortune 500, to limit privileged account risk, implement least privilege policies, control applications, and demonstrate compliance. Thycotic makes enterprise-level privilege management accessible for everyone by eliminating dependency on overly complex security tools and prioritising productivity, flexibility and control. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Thycotic operates worldwide with offices in the UK and Australia. Zealous System Identified as a Top Chatbot Company by Clutch.co! 2019-06-05T06:39:37Z zealous-system-identified-as-a-top-chatbot-company-by-clutch-co Our extraordinary technologies in software product engineering, web development, and beyond have profoundly benefited our clients' endeavors. With the rise in artificial intelligence systems, we have worked on constructing robust chatbot programs. In appreciation of our innovative services, Clutch.co has identified us as one of the top Chatbot companies in the industry. B2B research and reviews agency Clutch published its annual listing of leading technology developers, which examined expertise, portfolio of work, and ability to deliver top-notch products to clients. Analysts at the Washington, DC-based firm spoke directly with our clients to gauge just how great our customer-centric and intelligent methodology is. “Zealous System’s responsiveness was valuable to us,” raved CEO of Augustine Tours Augustin Ndikuriyo. “They were also willing to help in every area of the project.” Beyond our keen customer service, Owner and Manager of SeeVirtu Hudson Hector found that Zealous System was “inexpensive, knowledgeable, and trustworthy.” The Manifest and Visual Objects, sister-sites of Clutch, also praised our tenacious team. Publishing how-to and state of tech news for the intention of helping businesses grow and tackle challenges, The Manifest listed us as one of the leading .NET Developers. Contrarily, Visual Objects helps prospective clients envision potential creative, design, and app development projects. Here, we have provided a portfolio and are listed among leading software developers in the industry. Since our inception in 2008, we have worked tirelessly at building services for companies that are ahead of our time. This revered acknowledgment by Clutch exemplifies our strong work ethic, and we will continue to implement it as we create more extraordinary technologies to help our customers succeed.  We are greatly appreciative of the time they took to share their experience with us to Clutch. Without the positive feedback from our clients, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Clutch’s extensive research can be found at in their 2019 report. If you’re interested in learning more about our skills and service offerings, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. AIIA Queensland iAwards showcase outstanding Australian innovation 2019-06-05T05:48:49Z aiia-queensland-iawards-showcase-outstanding-australian-innovation Queensland, Australia – 5 June 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak industry body for the technology sector, last night announced the Queensland iAwards winners for 2019. AIIA’s iAwards, now in its 26th year, is Australia’s leading awards and recognition program that brings homegrown innovations to the world stage. Awards were presented in categories comprising Business Service Markets, Public Sector & Government, Research & Development Project of the Year, Infrastructure & Platforms Project of the Year, Startup of the Year and the Data Insights Innovation of the Year. At a gala event held last night at the Rydges South Bank in Brisbane, The Hon. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Digital Technology, presented Galaxy Australia with the Queensland Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation. Minister de Brenni said the event recognises the outstanding achievements of Queenslanders at the cutting edge of technology innovation, as well as leading professionals across the digital economy. "When it comes to being proud of fellow Queenslanders, it’s hard to look past an initiative that allows scientists to identify resolutions to genetic conditions that cause terminal cancer and debilitating disease. “To put it simply this application could find the next cure for cancer.” Galaxy Australia developed a platform to enable genetic scientists across the globe to test, evaluate and peer review their work for free, making the next cure for chronic disease within reach of anyone with the dedication to look for it, instead of just those with the money and resources. Minister de Brenni indicated that the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting and recognising digital innovators as they build the reputation of Queensland as a technology hub. “We believe that your ability and drive to make the world a better place should determine your impact on society, not how cashed up you are. “The award recipients are ready to change the world, to find a cure, to build communities that truly care for each other and bring thousands of tech jobs here to Queensland,” said Mr de Brenni. AIIA CEO Ron Gauci said the innovation showcased by the 2019 finalists builds on the incredible success of last year’s iAwards, creating further momentum for the Australian technology sector. "AIIA would like to congratulate the winners and merit recipients of the 2019 Qld iAwards. "For 26 years the iAwards has recognised, celebrated and elevated those at the forefront of Australian innovation. This year, we’re once again proud to provide a platform for, and encouragement to people in our community who dedicate their time and energy to develop technological ideas that can make a real difference at home, in the office or on a global scale. “We continue to be inspired by Australian innovators, whether they're in startups, the public sector, community services, primary school, academia, or private enterprise. The outstanding work of the 2019 finalists adds to the growing momentum in Australian innovation, which will create positive change for the community, and play an important part in shaping and growing Australia’s modern economy," he said. Winners and merit recipients across all categories will go on to represent Qld and compete at the National iAwards. National winners will be announced on 29 August 2019 at the prestigious AIIA 2019 iAwards Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, held in Melbourne, which will be attended by startups, innovators, investors, business and community leaders, and federal and state politicians. The Queensland iAwards winners and merit recipients are: Queensland Premier’s iAward for Public Sector Innovation: Galaxy Australia, Galaxy Australia Undergraduate Students: Winner – Inkquiry, University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology Consumer Markets: Winner - Instant Vehicle Service & Repair Quotes, AutoGuru Australia Community Service Markets: Winner – Galaxy Australia, Galaxy Australia Merit – Pain ROADMAP, MNHHS, CSIRO & UQ Merit – ionMy: Governance, Risk, Compliance Platform, ThoughtWare Australia Business Service Markets: Winner – Online Assessment Application, aXcelerate Merit – Felix, Felix Softward Merit - Solar Enablement Initiative (SEI), University of Queensland & Partners Public Sector & Government: Winner - Development.i, Sunshine Coast Council Merit - Seniors Concessions Online Service, Department of Housing & Public Works Research & Development Project of the Year: Winner – Pain ROADMAP, MNHHS, CSIRO & UQ Merit - Virtual Companions for People with Autism, CSIRO Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year: Winner - Galaxy Australia, Galaxy Australia Merit – eDocs, Master Builders Queensland Industrial & Primary Industries: Winner – eDocs, Master Builders Queensland Merit - IoT Environmental Monitoring Software Platform, Eagle.io Startup of the Year: Winner – SurePact, SurePact Merit - Sortal:Enterprise, ARTlife Solutions Data Insights Innovation of the Year: Winner – Development.i, Sunshine Coast Council Merit - ionMy: Governance, Risk, Compliance Platform, ThoughtWare Australia AIIA’s iAwards program is a critical platform demonstrating the impact that its members and the broader technology sector are driving to improve Australia’s social and economic prosperity. In the age of the ‘ideas boom’ the impact of the technology sector that AIIA represents is more crucial to Australia’s future than ever before. The 2019 iAwards is proudly supported by National iAwards Program Partner and Inspiration iAward Sponsor Victoria State Government, National Program Sponsors AuDA, The University of Queensland and NBN Co, Major PitchFest Sponsor CSIRO’s Data61 and Platinum table sponsor University of Technology. The 2019 Queensland iAwards sponsors are: Queensland Premier’s iAward Sponsor Advanced Queesnland | Queensland Government, event Bronze table sponsors include NBN Co and Dimension Data. The Queensland iAwards Major Education Partner is the University of Technology Sydney. Descriptions of winner and merit recipient projects: Development.i, Sunshine Coast Council Development.i is an innovative web platform designed to empower communities to be informed of the Council's development proposals and engage in the planning process. It sets a new Australian benchmark for accessing development information, providing enhanced searching, instant visualisations, easy to use filters and multiple alert features, and is free to the public. eDocs, Master Builders Queensland The Master Builders' eDocs online compliance documentation system provides its members with an easy, fast and convenient way to ensure legislative compliance is adhered to when contractually engaging clients in the residential, commercial and sub-contracting sectors of the construction industry. Felix, Felix Softward Felix is a cloud-based, modular procurement platform that makes it easy for organisations of all sizes to automate and centralise vendor relationship management and source-to-contract (S2C) activities. Teams use Felix to drive time and cost savings while building better, compliant relationships between procurement, project delivery and vendors. Galaxy Australia, Galaxy Australia Genomics, the study of an organism’s entire genetic makeup, has revolutionised the life sciences and increasingly medical practice. Data analysis is becoming the domain of specialised computer systems. In order to empower Australian researchers, Galaxy Australia provides a free and easy web accessible platform powered to analyse genome level data. Inkquiry, University of Queensland Inkquiry creates software that performs data analytics (through artificial intelligence) on a student's hand written work to identify their common misunderstandings and errors. This saves teachers significant time, enables data to be collected where it was previously impossible, and allows teachers to use this to improve student results. Instant Vehicle Service & Repair Quotes, AutoGuru Australia AutoGuru makes it easy for people to compare and book car servicing and repairs online. Like booking.com for cars, vehicle owners enter their vehicle registration, select the service or repairs they require, and get instant quotes from local mechanics that they can easily book online. ionMy: Governance, Risk, Compliance Platform, ThoughtWare Australia ionMy evidence-based governance, risk management and compliance software helps remove the pain of addressing ever-increasing compliance requirements and enhances governance oversight via automated alerts and escalations and powerful report visualisations. ionMy transforms data into value, leading to actionable insights and improved outcomes for the aged, community and disability care sectors. IoT Environmental Monitoring Software Platform, Eagle.io Environmental monitoring is crucial to understand and manage the impacts of human activities on environmental health. Manual monitoring is slow (does not provide the insights when needed) and expensive. Eagle.io IoT software binds together environmental monitoring hardware stacks so data can be captured, transported, mined and visualised, 24/7. Affordably. Effectively. Online Assessment Application, aXcelerate The VET sector is required to assess students using largely paper-based processes that are burdensome for trainers, administrators and students. aXcelerate has created a highly responsive online assessment platform that allows the assessment process to be completed anywhere, anytime with immediate feedback, making competency-based training and assessment more efficient and effective. Pain ROADMAP, MNHHS, CSIRO & UQ Pain ROADMAP is a novel mobile health platform that allows clinicians to easily identify what activities have contributed to a severe pain aggravation for an individual with chronic pain. The platform incorporates a commercially available activity monitor, a custom-made mobile phone app, and an online data integration and analysis portal. Seniors Concessions Online Service, Department of Housing & Public Works The Seniors Concessions Online Service, developed to support the Queensland: An Age Friendly Community strategy, makes it easier for Queenslanders to apply for a Seniors Card and a range of concessions in one place. By answering a few simple questions, Queenslanders can identify and apply for eligible concessions, saving them money. Solar Enablement Initiative (SEI), University of Queensland & Partners The Solar Enablement Initiative has refined and applied a novel state estimation algorithm within three Australian electricity distribution networks to provide a level of visibility over network performance previously unimaginable without significant capital investment. This improved visibility can be leveraged to manage embedded generation connections and dynamically manage the network. Sortal:Enterprise, ARTlife Solutions Sortal:Enterprise intuitively helps businesses and individuals manage visual content and image related workflows. Sortal becomes smarter over time to help organisations build digital asset intelligence, retain corporate knowledge, reduce business costs and enable team collaboration. SurePact, SurePact SurePact is a risk identification and mitigation solution for the delivery of simple and complex contracts providing improved project and procurement outcomes. SurePact software provides a strong emphasis on visibility, transparency and accountability via SurePact's analytics, allowing for more confident business intelligence decisions and compliance assurances. Virtual Companions for People with Autism, CSIRO Harlie is a conversational agent or chat-bot, akin to Apple’s Siri, tailored for individuals on the autism spectrum. The goal of Harlie is to help the user build social confidence through regular interactions. Harlie incorporates modules for bullying resilience, speech and language therapy and more. -ENDS- About the AIIA’s iAwards AIIA’s iAwards honours both companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation as well as leading professionals across the Economy. Most importantly, the iAwards recognises the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators. https://www.aiia.com.au/iawards Join the conversation AIIA’s iAwards get people talking about Innovation. Take advantage of the buzz by joining the conversation on Twitter with #iAwards, liking iAwards on Facebook and staying in touch with LinkedIn. About the AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the ecosystem. Since 1978, AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. AIIA does this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contact Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8188 3616 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au Liferay Announces New Cloud, Commerce and Content Capabilities to Drive Personalisation and Growth at Scale 2019-06-05T00:00:03Z liferay-announces-new-cloud-commerce-and-content-capabilities-to-drive-personalisation-and-growth-at-scale SYDNEY, Australia – (5 June, 2019 - 10:00am AEST) – Liferay, Inc., which makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices, today announced the launch of the latest versions of Liferay DXP and Liferay Commerce and the global availability of Liferay DXP Cloud. Designed to meet the needs of today’s digital-first business teams to create experiences rapidly across channels and streamline IT operations, the new releases of Liferay’s products equip enterprises with easy-to-use and reusable content management and personalisation tools along with the flexibility of a decoupled CMS architecture, all powered by the benefits of the cloud. “The ability to quickly deliver relevant and personalised digital experiences for customers at scale across touchpoints has become an imperative for business success,” said Ed Chung, VP of Products for Liferay. “As businesses look to cater to customers on their preferred channels headless delivery is becoming increasingly important. Liferay DXP 7.2 delivers the capabilities of a headless CMS so businesses have the flexibility to meet customers on their preferred channel or device.” Liferay DXP 7.2: Customers are more demanding than ever at a time when IT resources are limited. With Liferay DXP 7.2, enterprises are empowered to quickly build and deliver meaningful experiences to their customers with features like content recommendations and auto-tagging. Developers are empowered to use their preferred tools via decoupled CMS. New REST APIs provide access to structured content, document management, categories, keywords and more. Liferay DXP Cloud: Now available for the first time in EMEA and APAC, Liferay DXP Cloud is an enterprise solution that simplifies the deployment, management and scaling of Liferay DXP with Platform as a Service capabilities. Liferay DXP Cloud leverages best practices from Liferay DXP deployments around the world to shorten time-to-market for development teams and reduce the burden of managing underlying infrastructure. Tailored for Liferay DXP, so teams can start building applications on day one, Liferay DXP Cloud provides a robust set of features including detailed application and infrastructure deployment metrics. The offering also delivers automatic backup and restore functionality so that organisations can enjoy peace of mind knowing that critical data will not be lost. Liferay Commerce 2.0: Liferay Commerce 2.0 enables businesses to leverage their content to deliver rich, easy-to-use purchasing experiences unique to each customer. In applying machine learning to key parts of the digital commerce experience, Liferay Commerce 2.0 vastly improves enterprises’ ability to provide seamless transactional experiences. Smarter product grouping, contextualised product recommendations and alerts for accounts at risk of churn help businesses improve the buying experience. Release highlights include: Personalisation at scale: Business users can easily define audience segments with robust rules for fine-grained personalisation and create variants of a single page for each audience segment. Advanced analytics allow users to understand how content is performing and an improved content authoring experience helps teams deliver key experiences faster. Increased headless CMS freedom: Liferay DXP 7.2 introduces a decoupled CMS with improved APIs, giving developers the benefits of headless freedom but with traditional CMS-like management for the business user. This hybrid approach offers the best of both worlds to enterprises looking to efficiently deliver experiences at scale. Streamlined business operations: New features in Liferay DXP 7.2 allow users to gain end-to-end visibility on critical business processes with workflow reports, set deadlines for processes and view real-time workflow analytics. Back office operations are further enhanced with peer-to-peer document sharing and open data engine APIs designed to help developers build more flexible business applications. Frictionless cloud deployments: Deliver high availability, zero downtime deployments to ensure that mission-critical sites are always online. Liferay DXP Cloud supports the creation of fault tolerance processes to meet organisations’ unique needs and detect and repair common server problems as they occur. This helps prevent small programming errors from accumulating and causing a server crash, without the need to allocate additional resources to do so. Simplified IT management: Liferay DXP Cloud delivers detailed performance metrics so IT teams can understand the health and compute requirements of their sites over time. Automated scaling up of bandwidth and compute capacity serves to maintain steady performance through traffic peaks. Teams receive notifications so they can manually downscale resources that are no longer needed. Liferay DXP Cloud also provides automatic, secure backups to ensure that organisational data and documents are constantly protected and ready for restoration in case of critical data corruption or failure. Integrate content and commerce: Liferay Commerce 2.0 includes all the latest features of Liferay DXP, including personalisation, advanced segmentation and experience management. The offering allows businesses to place valuable, rich product information at customers’ fingertips, shortening the time from discovery to purchase and serving as a key tool to train sales reps, cross-sell to buyers and empower resellers and distributors. Availability and More Information: For more information on Liferay DXP 7.2, please visit: https://www.liferay.com/products/dxp For more information on Liferay DXP Cloud, please visit: https://www.liferay.com/products/dxp-cloud For more information on Liferay Commerce 2.0, please visit: https://www.liferay.com/products/commerce About Liferay: Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Hundreds of organisations in financial services, healthcare, government, insurance, retail, manufacturing and multiple other industries use Liferay. Visit us at www.liferay.com. Contact: Sarah Heiniger, Marketing Manager Mobile: +61 452 422 561 Email: sarah.heiniger@liferay.com Level 18, 227 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Cashwerkz announces Partnership with Praemium 2019-06-04T22:45:00Z cashwerkz-announces-partnership-with-praemium Cashwerkz (ASX : CWZ) today announced its digital cash investment platform is now available for thousands of wealth advisers in Australia using the award-winning Praemium integrated Managed Accounts Platform. This latest data feed partnership will see Cashwerkz’s marketplace offering from many Authorised Deposit Taking Institutions be made immediately available for advisers using Praemium and their clients in a single platform and administration environment. “This strategic fintech alliance is another win for the organisations involved, Australian investors and also for our ADI partners,” said Hector Ortiz, CEO for Cashwerkz. Ortiz continued: “Cashwerkz innovation is unique. The transparency of our online marketplace allows investors and wealth managers alike to confidently search for competitive market rates. Our homegrown technology streamlines investor identification and onboarding for cash investment facilities and rollover capabilities which is ideal for wealth managers. There truly is nothing like the breadth of ADI partners Cashwerkz has created in the market today.” Praemium’s Head of Product and Marketing, Mat Walker commented: “We are delighted to welcome Cashwerkz as a data feed partner to the Praemium integrated Managed Accounts Platform. One of the major strengths of the Praemium platform is its ability to facilitate the broadest range of investment assets for consolidated reporting. Our Virtual Managed Accounts solution (VMA) has been the market leader for a long time in the non-custodial investment space and currently reports on more than $140 billion of investment portfolios and assets. The combination of Cashwerkz broad range of Term Deposits and At Call solutions with Praemium’s market-leading open architecture, data feeds and reporting will provide great efficiencies for advice businesses. We are also exploring further adviser efficiency opportunities with Cashwerkz across each of the other managed accounts solutions we have on the one integrated platform for custody and non-custody.” To access Cashwerkz and its data feed functionality, Praemium wealth advisers need to register direct on Cashwerkz via a secure login. Once identified, configuration codes are provided to link them to the Praemium VMA platform and their client data. /Ends New Study Reveals Cybercrime May Be Widely Underreported— Even When Laws Mandate Disclosure 2019-06-04T00:09:57Z new-study-reveals-cybercrime-may-be-widely-underreported-even-when-laws-mandate-disclosure Sydney, Australia (4 June 2019)—While attack vectors remain largely the same year over year, attack volume will increase and cybercrime may be vastly underreported, according to the 2019 State of Cybersecurity Study from global IT and cybersecurity association, ISACA. “Underreporting cybercrime—even when disclosure is legally mandated—appears to be the norm, which is a significant concern,” said Greg Touhill, Brigadier General (ret), ISACA Board Director, president of Cyxtera Federal and the first US Federal CISO. “Half of all survey respondents believe most enterprises underreport cybercrime, even when it is required to do so.” Equally concerning, only 1 in 3 cybersecurity leaders (34 per cent) have high levels of confidence in their cybersecurity team’s ability to detect and respond to cyberthreats. The highest levels of confidence are correlated with teams that report directly into the CISO, and the lowest levels are correlated with teams reporting into the CIO. According to the study, 43 per cent of respondents say their teams report to a CISO, and 27 per cent report to a CIO. “What we can conclude from this year’s study is that governance dictates confidence level in cybersecurity,” said Frank Downs, director of ISACA’s cybersecurity practices. “When the cybersecurity team reports directly to a designated and experienced cybersecurity executive, cybersecurity teams report having significantly more confidence in their team’s capability to detect attacks and respond effectively.” These findings indicate the confusion enterprises experience when structuring cybersecurity with information technology. A CIO’s main goal is managing and implementing information technology, which is substantially different than securing and protecting it. In this reporting structure, cybersecurity can fall to a secondary consideration, leading to a team’s lack of confidence to be cyberready. In fact, a higher percentage of respondents are confident in cybersecurity reporting to the CEO than to the CIO. ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity Study, sponsored by HCL, captures the perspectives of more than 1,500 individuals who define the field—cybersecurity managers and practitioners from across the globe. Part 1, released in March, highlighted workforce trends and challenges. Part 2, released today at Infosecurity Europe, covers attack trends. According to State of Cybersecurity Part 2, the top three threat actors remain cybercriminals, hackers and nonmalicious insiders. Phishing, malware and social engineering top the list of prevalent attack types for the third year in a row. Ransomware is significantly down from 2018, with 37 per cent of organisations reporting that they experienced ransomware in last year’s study, compared to 20 per cent this year. Just under half of organisations report an increase in cybersecurity attacks on their organisation this year, and 79 per cent say it is likely they will experience a cyberattack next year. “The cyber landscape is complex. Cybersecurity, though in focus today, suffers from a siloed and static approach,” said Renju Varghese, Fellow & Chief Architect, CyberSecurity & GRC, at HCL Technologies Ltd. “Many teams are missing the attacks that significantly impact organisations because they don’t have the size or expertise to keep up with the attackers and are overwhelmed. Moreover, their existing security tools and processes are segregated and seldom work in tandem, leaving the teams staring at multiple consoles and drowning in alerts and incidents.” However, by carefully analysing the variables that contribute to incident susceptibility and team inefficiency, organisations can better prepare themselves for the dangers presented by cyber miscreants, says ISACA’s Downs. Specifically, analysing key organisational attributes identified in the State of Cybersecurity, such as cyber reporting structure, prevalent attack methods and team readiness through a culture of continuing professional education, organisations can increase their resilience to potential incidents. State of Cybersecurity 2019 parts 1 and 2 are available as free downloads at www.isaca.org/info/state-of-cybersecurity-2019/index.html. The report is the latest research from ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus, which offers credentials, training, guidance and research for security professionals. ### About the State of Cybersecurity Study More than 1,500 cybersecurity professionals who hold ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and/or CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSXP) designations and positions in information in security participated in the online survey. The findings are presented in two reports, available at www.isaca.org/info/state-of-cybersecurity-2019/index.html. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, +61 468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, +61 432 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au Gartner Predicts 90% of Current Enterprise Blockchain Platform Implementations Will Require Replacement by 2021 2019-06-03T22:22:18Z gartner-predicts-90-of-current-enterprise-blockchain-platform-implementations-will-require-replacement-by-2021 Sydney, June 4, 2019 — By 2021, 90% of current enterprise blockchain platform implementations will require replacement within 18 months to remain competitive, secure and avoid obsolescence, according to Gartner, Inc. “Blockchain platforms are emerging platforms and, at this point, nearly indistinguishable in some cases from core blockchain technology,” said Adrian Lee, senior research director at Gartner. “Many CIOs overestimate the capabilities and short-term benefits of blockchain as a technology to help them achieve their business goals, thus creating unrealistic expectations when assessing offerings from blockchain platform vendors and service providers.” Fragmented blockchain platform market Today, the blockchain platform market is composed of fragmented offerings that often overlap or are being used in a complementary fashion, making technology choices confusing for IT decision makers.  “Compounding this challenge is the fact that blockchain platform vendors typically use messaging that does not link to a target buyer’s use cases and business benefits,” said Mr. Lee. “‘Transactions,’ for example, was the term mentioned the most in relation to blockchain, followed by ‘secure’ and ‘security.’ While these may be functions of blockchain-enabling technology, buyers are still confused as to how these functions are achieved or what benefits blockchain adds compared to their existing processes.” Nonetheless, as enterprises’ interest for blockchain technology increases, the number of blockchain platform vendors continues to increase with more new entrants. “Due to the lack of an industry consensus on product concept, feature set, core application requirements and target market, we do not expect there to be a single dominant blockchain platform within the next five years. Instead, we expect a multiplatform world to emerge,” said Mr. Lee. Rapid evolution of the blockchain platform market By 2025, the business value added by blockchain will grow to slightly more than $176 billion, then surge to exceed $3.1 trillion by 2030, according to a recent forecast by Gartner. “Product managers should prepare for rapid evolution, early obsolescence, a shifting competitive landscape, future consolidation of offerings and the potential failure of early stage technologies / functionality in the blockchain platform market,” said Mr. Lee. Gartner clients can learn more in the report “How to Position Blockchain Platforms to Increase Adoption” by Adrian Lee and Adrian Leow. Additional blockchain research can be found in the Gartner Special Report “Blockchain-based Transformation.” This collection of research highlights the scope of blockchain’s transformation, how it impacts various industries, and the current state and evolution of these technologies.   About Gartner IT Symposium/XposLearn more about CIO leadership and how to drive digital innovation to the core of your business at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerSYM. Upcoming dates and locations for the 2019 Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo include: June 3-6: Toronto, Canada September 16-18: Cape Town, South Africa October 20-24: Orlando, Florida October 28-31: Sao Paulo, Brazil October 28-31: Gold Coast, Australia November 3-7: Barcelona, Spain November 11-14: Goa, India About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. 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