The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-15T00:31:54Z IBM Among First Global IT Enterprises to be Appraised CMMI V2.0 LEVEL 5 2019-10-15T00:31:54Z ibm-among-first-global-it-enterprises-to-be-appraised-cmmi-v2-0-level-5 Sydney, Australia – (15 October 2019) – CMMI Institute is pleased to announce that IBM is one of the first large IT organisations to be globally appraised on CMMI V2.0 for Maturity Level 5. The highly complex appraisal involved thousands of employees, more than 500 projects, across 6 global centers and 14 countries, and covered both traditional and new age projects that are part of IBM Global Business Services under IBM Services. IBM has been a trailblazer in setting superior quality and delivery standards. This unwavering commitment is bringing rich dividend to business results and client advocacy for IBM. “The journey to CMMI V2.0 has enabled a client centric approach in our commitment to high quality delivery. It provides a direct connection between quality initiatives and our expected business results,” said Lisa Smith, Global Leader, IBM Global Business Services, IBM Services. “CMMI model has been an integral part of our journey to develop industry leading execution capability and deliver in an IBM way. This appraisal further validates our quality transformation journey to drive superior business results and higher client advocacy.” As a result of adopting CMMI V2.0 and more diligently measuring, analysing and enhancing the client experience, IBM Global Business Services improved their Net Promoter Score (NPS), a key indicator of client satisfaction and loyalty, by +16 points (LTM basis). Also, by leveraging mature practices, IBM assets and accelerators along with performance management, they were able to achieve greater than 95% on-time project performance. And, by implementing cognitive and automation to provide project managers with early warnings, in one year they were able to reduce trouble projects by 25%, resulting in greater predictability in product delivery designed to optimise business performance and achieve improved results, CMMI V2.0 enables organisation to analyse and appraise internal operations, and helps organisations measure their capabilities against best practices, pinpoint areas of improvement and achieve higher performance. An appraisal at CMMI Maturity Level 5 indicates that an organisation is performing at an “optimising” level. An organisation operating at this level continually improve their processes based on a quantitative understanding of its business objectives and performance and uses a quantitative approach to understand the variation inherent in the process and the causes of process outcomes to drive business performance. The appraisal was led by Pat O’Toole, Principal Consultant with Process Assessment, Consulting & Training (PACT). About CMMI® Institute A subsidiary of ISACA Enterprises, CMMI Institute (cmmiinstitute.com) is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organisations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organisations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have improved their performance and earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. 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 practitioners with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged practitioners—including its 140,000 members—in information and cybersecurity, 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, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au +61 468 901 655 Lauren Graham, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au +61 432 614 401 Eyeota Boosts New Zealand Presence by Partnering with DOT Loves Data 2019-10-14T21:47:40Z eyeota-boosts-new-zealand-presence-by-partnering-with-dot-loves-data Eyeota, the leading audience technology platform enabling the intelligent use of data, today announced the expansion of its offering in Oceania by partnering with New Zealand-based DOT Loves Data, a data company that joins the dots between data science, marketing, and business strategy to develop data analysis products.    DOT Loves Data’s product, Segmomento, is a dynamic, real-time behaviour and socioeconomic data-driven tool that produces audience segments representative of the entire New Zealand population.    Eyeota is currently the only audience technology platform to offer Segmomento audience segments for use in programmatic targeting. This partnership will further enhance the global Eyeota Audience Marketplace which currently offers more than 4 billion unique profiles to help advertisers and marketers identify and target quality audiences for their campaigns. Eyeota is the leading source for audience targeting data in New Zealand and Australia.   “We are excited to work with Eyeota as it provides an alternative way to operationalise Segmomento, and the opportunity to tap into a previously inaccessible market,” said Jason Wells, Managing Director at DOT Loves Data.   DOT Loves Data data sources include public and third-party proprietary data such as the New Zealand Census, Ministry of Education and more. Brands and advertisers will be able to access dynamic audience segments that change as their customers change, and ensure the right message reaches the right person, at the right time.    Aaron Jackson, Eyeota’s Managing Director of International said, “Our partnership with DOT Loves Data is a critical step in expanding our solution for advertisers in the New Zealand market who are looking to accurately identify audiences based on socioeconomic variables. We have seen strong demand this year from advertisers in the Oceania region for demographic-focused segments, such as Parents, Retirees and Affluent audiences. This partnership further expands our solution to the New Zealand market and provides marketers access to dynamic real-time and relevant audiences like never before.”   Congratulations to Dr Megan Clark AC 2019-10-14T02:09:50Z congratulations-to-dr-megan-clark-ac The Board of the Space Industry Association of Australia extends their congratulations to Dr Megan Clark AC on receiving the prestigious award from the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of her contribution to Australian science and technology. Dr Clark has been honoured with an Australian Academy of Science medal. “The medal is awarded to a person outside the Fellowship who has, by sustained efforts in the public domain, significantly advanced the cause of science and technology in Australia or who has made a substantial contribution to the Academy,” President of the Australian Academy of Science, Professor John Shine said. Chair of the SIAA, Mr Rod Drury, said “I am extremely pleased that the immense contribution of Dr Clark to science and technology in Australia has been recognised by this eminent body. I commend the Academy of Science on their selection of Dr Clarke AC and businessman Peter Yates AM. New hires driving expansion at TasmaNet 2019-10-14T00:31:00Z new-hires-driving-expansion-at-tasmanet HOBART, October 14. Communications specialist TasmaNet has announced the appointment of two former Telstra senior executives to accelerate the company’s aggressive expansion into mainland Australia. Chief Marketing Officer Rob Villanti and Chief Financial Officer Neil Louis join the team that connected the first NBN Enterprise Ethernet service in Australia and continue to lead the market in selling the transformational product. Villanti rose through the ranks during a 15-year spell at Telstra including a recent leadership role responsible for digitisation of the Global Connectivity and Networks portfolio, a key strategic pillar of the company’s product and network transformation. Earlier roles included General Manager of the Managed Wi-Fi portfolio, doubling revenue in 12 months through increased adoption of the Cisco Meraki stack, and General Manager of Mobile Applications where he established a new team responsible for driving adoption of Connected Tablets into the SMB and Enterprise segment in partnership with leading SaaS productivity applications such as Docusign. Louis is also a former Telstra Executive Director having a number of senior finance and operations roles during a 19 year career. Most recently he led Telstra’s Customer Connect function which was responsible for all fixed and mobile connections including those migrating to the NBN. Earlier roles included being the Head of Telstra’s successful public wi-fi launch, Telstra Air and leading Telstra’s Mergers and Acquisition function for 7 years. Prior to joining Telstra, Louis spent 10 years in banking. TasmaNet CEO Elizabeth Aris said, “Neil and Rob are world class telecom executives and bring experience critical to TasmaNet’s national expansion. We are delighted to have executives of this calibre on the team.” TasmaNet uses NBN Enterprise Ethernet to deliver symmetrical Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps to businesses around the country over dedicated fibre installed to each site. These uncontended speeds are 10 times faster than the top NBN download speeds of 100mbps offered by most Internet service providers. Uploads using conventional NBN services are also much slower. “TasmaNet connected the first Enterprise Ethernet service in Australia earlier this year, and recently sealed a large deal with Catholic Education Tasmania,” said Villanti. “Now we are targeting organisations across Australia that use large files, such as financial services, education, real estate and more.” TasmaNet is one of very few NBN resellers accredited to provide Enterprise Ethernet, which is much less expensive than the alternative products previously available to customers. About TasmaNet TasmaNet has been delivering specialised internet, networking, cloud, and data protection services to education, business, and government since 2004. Contact Elizabeth Aris, Chief Executive Officer, TasmaNet +61 477 443 703 elizabeth.aris@tasmanet.com.au AMD Introduces Radeon™ RX 5500 Series Graphics: Superior Visual Fidelity, Advanced Features and High-Performance Gaming Experiences 2019-10-11T06:44:41Z amd-introduces-radeon-rx-5500-series-graphics-superior-visual-fidelity-advanced-features-and-high-performance-gaming-experiences –  The AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series provides up to 37 percent faster performance on average than the competition in select titles at 1080p1, supercharging top AAA and eSports games –– Acer, HP, Lenovo™ and MSI to provide incredible gameplay with new desktop and notebook PCs powered by Radeon RX 5500 series –– Gamers receive their choice of Borderlands 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Breakpoint with purchase of eligible Radeon™ RX 5500 series-powered desktop and notebook systems2 –October 7, 2019 – Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced the Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics products, harnessing groundbreaking RDNA gaming architecture to deliver the ultimate in high-performance, high-fidelity 1080p gaming.The AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series includes the Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics card that will be available in desktop PCs from leading manufacturers and graphics cards from board partners, as well as theRadeon™ RX 5500M GPU for notebook PCs. Top system providers worldwide are embracing the new products, with HP and Lenovo™ planning to offer Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics cards in their high- performance desktop gaming PCs beginning this November, and Acer planning to offer systems with the cards beginning this December. In addition, later this month MSI is expected to launch the world’s first gaming notebook powered by AMD Ryzen™ processors and Radeon™ RX 5500M GPUs.“Based on feedback and insights from global gaming communities, gamers rank graphics as the most critical component for speed and performance,” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Business of Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “That’s why the Lenovo Legion™ T730 and T530 gaming towers and the IdeaCentre™ T540 Gaming desktop pack in AMD’s latest Radeon™ RX graphics – satisfying players’ need for high-fidelity visuals and lightning-fast framerates to fully immerse into their gameplay.”“MSI Alpha 15 is a new chapter for us, and we're excited to partner with AMD to combine the latest 7nm technology found in the Radeon™ RX 5500M GPU and MSI’s gaming DNA for our gamers,” said Charles Chiang, CEO of MSI.With the newest additions to the Radeon™ family, AMD is bringing its advanced RDNA gaming architecture and industry-leading 7nm process technology to legions of mainstream gamers worldwide in exciting new form factors and systems. Powered by RDNA, the Radeon™ RX 5500 provides up to 1.6X higher gaming performance-per-watt than current Radeon™ graphics cards based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture3.The AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series was built from the ground up to deliver incredible 1080p gaming, high-fidelity visuals and ultra-responsive gameplay. Optimized to deliver incredible experiences on the hottest games, the Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics card provides up to 37 percent faster performance on average than the competitive product in select titles at 1080p1. For mobile gaming, a laptop configured with the Radeon™ RX 5500M GPU provides up to 30 percent faster performance on average than the competition, and delivers up to 60+ FPS in select AAA titles and up to 90+ FPS in select eSports games4.“It’s been incredible to see the response to our RDNA architecture from gamers worldwide, and now we’re bringing the same high-framerate, dynamic gameplay and advanced features to 1080p gaming with the Radeon™ RX 5500 series,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “AMD is committed to delivering incredible gaming experiences to all gamers across all price-points. Whether fighting the Calypso twins in Borderlands 3 or battling to take back Auroa in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Breakpoint, the Radeon™ RX 5500 series allows every gamer to feel fully immersed and lose themselves in these beautiful and complex worlds.”Built on industry-leading 7nm process technology and supporting high-bandwidth PCIe® 4.0 technology, the new AMD Radeon™ products take advantage of powerful features to bring 1080p gameplay to the next level, including: Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS)5 – Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by upscaling and post-process effects in DirectX® 9, 12 and Vulkan® titles. When paired with Radeon™ GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on high-resolution displays. AMD FidelityFX – Offers an open-source toolkit for game developers to add high-quality post-process effects to help make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features Contrast- Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines. Radeon™ Anti-Lag6 – Anti-Lag significantly decreases input-to-display response times, including making Borderlands 3 up to 23 percent more responsive7 with Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics and offering a competitive edge in gameplay. Largest gaming display ecosystem8 – With over 950 supported monitors to choose from, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync™9 and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology10. Model Compute Units Stream Processors TFLOPS GDDR6 (GB) Game Clock11(MHz) Boost Clock12(MHz) Memory Interface Radeon™ RX5500M GPU(For Mobile Systems) 22 1,408 Up to 4.6 4GB Up to 1,448 Up to 1,645 128-bit Radeon™ RX 5500 series(For DesktopSystems) 22 1,408 Up to 5.2 Up to8GB Up to 1,717 Up to 1,845 128-bit  AMD Radeon ‘Raise the Game’ BundleThe new Radeon™ RX 5500 series are included in the latest AMD Radeon Raise the Game bundle3, offering gamers their choice of Borderlands 3 or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Breakpoint with the purchase of eligible pre-configured desktop and notebook systems powered by Radeon™ RX 5500 and RX 5500M graphics. Learn more here.AvailabilityLater this month, MSI is expected to launch the MSI Alpha 15 laptop, powered by Radeon™ RX 5500M GPUs. In addition, Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics cards are expected to be available in leading desktop gaming systems beginning in November 2019, including HP’S OMEN Obelisk and Pavilion Gaming desktops, as well as Lenovo Legion™ T530 and IdeaCentre™ T540 Gaming PCs. The Radeon™ RX 5500 graphics cards are expected to be available in Acer Nitro 50 PCs beginning in December 2019. AMD board partners are expected to launch standalone graphics cards this quarter (Q4 2019).Supporting Resources Learn more about the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series here Become a fan of AMD on Facebook Follow AMD on Twitter About AMDFor 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.Cautionary StatementThis press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) including the features, functionality, availability, timing, deployment and expectations of the RadeonTM RX 5500 series and the expected availability of products using the RadeonTM RX 5500 series of products from system providers and board partners, which are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as "would," "intends," "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "intends," "plans," "pro forma," "estimates," "anticipates," or the negative of these words and phrases, other variations of these words and phrases or comparable terminology.Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this document are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this document and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Such statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond AMD's control, that could cause actual results and other future events to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. Material factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: Intel Corporation’s dominance of the microprocessor market and its aggressive business practices may limit AMD’s ability to compete effectively; AMD has a wafer supply agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) with obligations to purchase all of its microprocessor and APU product requirements, and a certain portion of its GPU product requirements, manufactured at process nodes larger than 7 nanometer from GF with limited exceptions. If GF is not able to satisfy AMD’s manufacturing requirements, AMD’s business could be adversely impacted; AMD relies on third parties to manufacture its products, and if they are unable to do so on a timely basis in sufficient quantities and using competitive technologies, AMD’s business could be materially adversely affected; failure to achieve expected manufacturing yields for AMD’s products could negatively impact its financial results; the success of AMD’s business is dependent upon its ability to introduce products on a timely basis with features and performance levels that provide value to its customers while supporting and coinciding with significant industry transitions; if AMD cannot generate sufficient revenue and operating cash flow or obtain external financing, it may face a cash shortfall and be unable to make all of its planned investments in research and development or other strategic investments; the loss of a significant customer may have a material adverse effect on AMD; AMD’s receipt of revenue from its semi-custom SoC products is dependent upon its technology being designed into third-party products and the success of those products; global economic and market uncertainty may adversely impact AMD’s business and operating results; AMD’s products may be subject to security vulnerabilities that could have a material adverse effect on AMD; IT outages, data loss, data breaches and cyber-attacks could compromise AMD’s intellectual property or other sensitive information, be costly to remediate and cause significant damage to its business, reputation and operations; AMD’s operating results are subject to quarterly and seasonal sales patterns; AMD may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service its debt obligations or meet its working capital requirements; AMD has a large amount of indebtedness which could adversely affect its financial position and prevent it from implementing its strategy or fulfilling its contractual obligations; the agreements governing AMD’s notes and the Secured Revolving Line of Credit impose restrictions on AMD that may adversely affect AMD’s ability to operate its business; the markets in which AMD’s products are sold are highly competitive; AMD’s worldwide operations are subject to political, legal and economic risks and natural disasters, which could have a material adverse effect on it; the conversion of the 2.125% Convertible Senior Notes due 2026 may dilute the ownership interest of AMD’s existing stockholders, or may otherwise depress the price of its common stock; uncertainties involving the ordering and shipment of AMD’s products could materially adversely affect it; the demand for AMD’s products depends in part on the market conditions in the industries into which they are sold. Fluctuations in demand for AMD’s products or a market decline in any of these industries could have a material adverse effect on its results of operations; AMD’s ability to design and introduce new products in a timely manner is dependent upon third-party intellectual property; AMD depends on third-party companies for the design, manufacture and supply of motherboards, software and other computer platform components to support its business; if AMD loses Microsoft Corporation’s support for its products or other software vendors do not design and develop software to run on AMD’s products, its ability to sell its products could be materially adversely affected; and AMD’s reliance on third-party distributors and add-in-board partners subjects it to certain risks. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in AMD's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to AMD's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 29, 2019.©2019 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. All rights reserved. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, Radeon, FreeSync, and combinations thereof are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Tom Clancy’s, Ghost Recon, the Soldier Icon, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are registered or unregistered trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies.The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown in this Press Release are plans only and subject to change. “Navi” is an AMD codename and is not a product name.1 Graphics performance claims are based on pre-production hardware tested by AMD performance labs on August 29, 2019 on similarly configured systems. Ryzen 7 3800X. 16GB DDR4-3200MHz. Win10 Pro x64 AMD Driver Version 19.30-190812n and Nvidia Driver 431.36 WHQL. Testing on the following games with the following settings: Fortnite (DX11 High), Apex Legends (DX11, Ultra High), PUBG (DX11, High), World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth (DX11, 10), Overwatch (DX11, Epic), Rainbow Six Siege (DX11, Ultra), DOTA 2 (DX11, Ultra). PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Actual performance may vary. RX-3832 18+ only. Following purchase, product must be installed on system where coupon code will be redeemed. Void where prohibited. Residency and additional limitations apply. Full offer terms at www.amdrewards.com/terms.Game Pass for PC Offer: Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made July 1, 2019 through March 10, 2020 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Over 100 PC Games available starting August 2019. Gears 5 available fall 2019. Game Pass code must be redeemed by June 30, 2020. Limit one promotional 3-month subscription per Microsoft account over a 12-month period. Requires the Xbox (beta) app and Windows 10 (with updates). Age restrictions and system requirements apply. Game catalog varies over time. Learn more at Xbox.com/gamepass.Choice of Game Offer: Participating retailers only for eligible purchases made September 30, 2019 through December 31, 2019 or when supply of coupon codes is exhausted. Coupon code must be redeemed by January 30, 2020.3 Graphics performance claims are based on pre-production hardware tested by AMD performance labs on August 29, 2019. Systems tested: Radeon RX 5500 4GB with Ryzen 7 3800X. 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. AMD Driver Version 19.30-190812n Vs Radeon RX 480 8GB with Core i7-5960X (3.0GHz) 16GB DDR4-2666 MHz Win10 14393 AMD Driver version 16.10.1. The “Navi” chip powering RX 5500 series products provides up to up to 1.2X more performance, 1.6x performance per watt, and up to 1.7X performance per area compared to RX 480. PC manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RX-3824 Graphics performance claims are based on pre-production hardware tested by AMD performance labs on September 23, 2019 on similarly configured systems. Performance measurements were done while plugged in with battery saver disabled. Systems tested: a notebook PC with Ryzen 7 3750H with Radeon RX 5500M , 32GB DDR4 AMD Driver 19.30.01.27-190802a vs. a notebook with Ryzen 7 3750H with GTX 1650, 8GB DDR4 Nvidia Driver 431.60 WHQL Testing on the following games with the following settings: Monster Hunter: World (DX11, High), Borderlands 3 (DX11, Medium), Division 2 (DX12, High) , Sid Meier's Civilization 6 (DX12, Ultra), World War Z (DX11, Ultra) Battlefield 5 (DX11, Ultra), World of Warcraft (DX12, 10), PUBG (DX11, Medium), Apex Legends (DX11, Medium) manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Actual performance may vary. RX-3855 Radeon Image Sharpening technology requires Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 2020 and is subject to OEM enablement. Please check with your manufacturer for compatibility information. RIS does not support Direct X® 11 at this time. GD-1526 Radeon Anti-Lag technology requires Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 2020 and is subject to OEM enablement. Please check with your manufacturer for compatibility information. GD-1537 Graphics performance claims are based on pre-production hardware tested by AMD performance labs on September 20, 2019 on similarly configured systems. Performance measurements were done while plugged in with battery saver disabled. Systems tested: Radeon 5500 4GB with Ryzen 5 3600. 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Win10 Pro x64 18362.175. AMD Version 19.30-190812n. Testing on Borderlands 3, the measured average latency was 30ms with Anti-Lag off, and 23ms with Anti-Lag on. Both at 90 FPS. Manufacturers may vary configurations yielding different results. Actual performance may vary. RX-386.8 As of September 2019, the number of FreeSync technology enabled screens available (900+) at https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors - Largest ecosystem when compared to publicly available listings of competing product solutions at https://www.144hzmonitors.com/list-of-g-sync-monitors/ and https://www.blurbusters.com/gsync/list-of-gsync-monitors/ which list 58 screens respectively. GD-130.9 FreeSync requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-12710 FreeSync 2 HDR does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync 2 HDR supported HDR content is detected. Otherwise, HDR content requires that the system be configured with a fully HDR-ready content chain, including: graphics card, graphics driver and application. Video content must be graded in HDR and viewed with an HDR-ready player. Windowed mode content requires operating system support. GD-10511 Game clock is the expected GPU clock when running typical gaming applications, set to typical TGP (Total Graphics Power). Actual individual game clock results may vary. GD-14712 Boost Clock Frequency is the maximum frequency achievable on the GPU running a bursty workload. Boost clock achievability, frequency, and sustainability will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to: thermal conditions and variation in applications and workloads. GD-151 Version 2.0 of eToro’s open-source programming language Lira developed to write options contracts 2019-10-11T04:27:59Z version-2-0-of-etoro-s-open-source-programming-language-lira-developed-to-write-options-contracts Sydney, Australia, 9 October 2019 -  eToro, the global multi-asset investment company, has announced that Lira, the open-source programming language developed by eToroX Labs, has evolved to write options contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain for the OTC derivatives market. Announced at a workshop at Devcon V, Osaka, on 8th of October 2019, Dr Omri Ross, eToro’s chief blockchain scientist demonstrated Lira 2.0’s new features, including writing options contracts. The Lira programming language, recently referred to* as one of the “most imaginative things happening in DeFi today” is one of only two such open source solutions on the market, and is all the more exclusive since it is formally verified.     Responding to the announcement, eToro CEO Yoni Assia commented: “eToro has long held the belief that we will eventually see all tradable financial assets tokenized. Lira, our open source programming language, is a step towards making this a reality, enabling the entire community to write and deploy secure financial contracts on Ethereum. The workshop where this was announced was a central event at Devcon, which is significant in demonstrating how the blockchain community shares our vision for open finance.” Dr. Ross commented: “I am delighted to see the excitement of the community in response to this project. Developers will now be able to use Lira to create new business protocols, with the aim of improving inefficiencies within the traditional financial industry, thereby opening it up yet further.”  Commenting on the launch of Lira version 2.0, Nicolas Arqueros, CTO of Emurgo said: “I believe that Lira is an innovative and important breakthrough in the world of DeFi, with real promise to open up the traditional financial world.” Yoav Weiss, CTO of Tabookey added: “I am certain that over the next couple of years, we will see many people using Lira and helping it develop, to achieve real progress in financial business efficiency, and realize the goals to open up finance.” Lira is secure, easily programmable and allows contracts between assets on the Ethereum Blockchain to settle instantly, enables automated programmable trades and monitoring, and reduces transaction costs and the need for middle parties.  * Lex Sokolin, Global Fintech Co-Head, ConsenSys   -Ends-   About eToroX eToroX is a subsidiary of the eToro Group. The business was formed in 2018 to provide the infrastructure to support eToro Group’s commitment to facilitating the evolution of tokenized assets. It provides eToro’s newly launched wallet and runs the exchange.   The distributed ledger technology (DLT) provider licence was granted by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to eToroX in December 2018 (licence number FSC1333B). eToroX is incorporated in Gibraltar with company number 116348 and its registered office is at 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar.    Note to editors To arrange an interview with Robert Francis, Managing Director of eToro Australia, please contact: Anastasia Jones | ajones@sefiani.com.au | 0467 315 756Fiona Stanich | fstanich@sefiani.com.au | (02) 8920 0700 eToro backgrounder can be found here: http://bit.ly/2JgOygf About eToro Australia eToro was founded in 2007 with the vision of opening up the global markets so that everyone can trade and invest in a simple and transparent way. The eToro platform enables people to invest in the assets they want, from stocks and commodities to cryptoassets. We are a global community of more than 11 million registered users who share their investment strategies; and anyone can follow the approaches of those who have been the most successful. Due to the simplicity of the platform users can easily buy, hold and sell assets, monitor their portfolio in real time, and transact whenever they want. eToro has pioneered value-added services such as CopyTrading™ and CopyPortfolios™, as well as the Popular Investor program, which allows eToro qualified members to earn and additional income  directly from eToro when their investments are copied by another member and allows others to gain from their wisdom, experience and success. eToro is regulated in Europe by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, and by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in Australia.  URL: www.etoro.com.auTwitter: https://twitter.com/eToroYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/etoroFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eToro/ Disclaimer eToro AUS Capital Pty Ltd, ABN 66 612 791 803 AFSL 491139. CFDs are highly leveraged and risky, and may not be suitable for all investors. Trading CFDs does not result in ownership of the underlying assets. You should obtain your own advice and refer to our FSG and PDS before deciding whether to trade with us. M-Files Back Office Solution Brings Enterprise-Grade Information Management to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Across Global Regions 2019-10-11T02:57:39Z m-files-back-office-solution-brings-enterprise-grade-information-management-to-small-and-medium-sized-businesses-across-global-regions DALLAS – Oct. 8, 2019 – M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced that its Back Office solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is now available across its global regions. The solution manages all back-office functions for SMBs – such as information access, process automation and document control – while helping them meet compliance requirements.   When resources are limited, SMBs often lack the systems needed to effectively handle their back-office operations. Complicating this challenge, data is often stored in different software applications, such as file-sharing tools, email , and network folders, which creates information silos and piecemeal solutions with little to no IT infrastructure. Not only does this make information difficult to locate, but it also burdens management and staff with time-consuming and error-prone practices that hinder profitability.   The M-Files Back Office solution provides preconfigured workflows, metadata structure and views that fully support common business processes and use cases, including accounts payable and human resources, as well as the management of contracts, projects, cases, assets and customer relationships. With intelligent information management for back office operations, SMBs can streamline processes, improve transparency and lower costs, all within an accelerated timeline for smaller business teams. M-Files brings affordable, fully functional content management to the SMB market, delivering process automation, enhanced data security, mobile and offline access and metadata-driven content in context.   “The M-Files Back-Office solution was built to meet the needs of SMBs, regardless of their industry, and to offer an easy-to-adopt solution with built-in processes and taxonomy to modernize information management practices,” said Mika Javanainen, vice president of product marketing at M-Files. “We are pleased to expand the reach of our solution across our global footprint to help more SMBs improve productivity, reduce costs and mitigate risks. Our preconfigured environment helps smaller user groups quickly implement intelligent information management solutions that pave the way for future business expansion.”   M-Files provides a single source of information across existing systems and content repositories, applying powerful metadata that help SMBs classify, organize and process information quickly and efficiently. M-Files Optical Character Recognition (OCR) helps SMBs go paperless by converting physical documents into editable and searchable data.   Additionally, the M-Files DocuSign software integration enables electronic documents to be sent for signature utilizing pre-defined workflows while adhering to the highest security standards. Furthermore, M-Files enables SMBs to become instantly cloud-ready, offering fast and flexible deployment with on-premises, cloud and/or hybrid options, establishing a foundation for long-term scalability of the business. Please visit this webpage for more information on M-Files Back Office solutions.   About M-Files Corporation M-Files provides a next-generation intelligent information management platform that improves business performance by helping people find and use information more effectively. Unlike traditional enterprise content management (ECM) systems or content services platforms, M-Files unifies systems, data and content across the organization without disturbing existing systems and processes or requiring data migration. Using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in its unique Intelligent Metadata Layer, M-Files breaks down silos by delivering an in-context experience for accessing and leveraging information that resides in any system and repository, including network folders, SharePoint, file sharing services, ECM systems, CRM, ERP and other business systems and repositories. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries use M-Files for managing their business information and processes, including NBC Universal, OMV, Valmet, Rovio, SAS Institute and thyssenkrupp. For more information, visit www.m-files.com.  M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.   SYDNEY FISH MARKET HOOKS DEC PR AS AGENCY OF RECORD 2019-10-10T06:05:34Z sydney-fish-market-hooks-dec-pr-as-agency-of-record p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {color: #0000ff} October 2019, Sydney, Australia – Australia’s home of seafood, Sydney Fish Market, has appointed independent agency DEC PR to manage its public relations, following a recent competitive tender process. Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere; a one-stop-shop for 3 million food lovers from Sydney and beyond. Having been the flagship commercial hub for the New South Wales fishing industry for more than 70 years, today more than 13,300 tonnes of seafood is traded through the wholesale market, annually. Stephanie Margrain, Marketing & Communications Manager at Sydney Fish Market says: “Our team was impressed with the professionalism as well as the strategic and creative thinking that DEC PR showed during the tender process.” “We are excited to partner with an independent agency with such strong capability spanning consumer and corporate communications – one that will be able to support and shape stories across our seasonal events, but also work closely with our internal team and our retailers, to drive earned media outcomes that champion the consumption of seafood and promote the world-class sustainability of the industry," added Margrain. Renowned for its 36-Hour Seafood Marathon held annually from 23 to 24 December, and Good Friday Trading at Easter, Sydney Fish Market is an iconic Sydney destination for locals and tourists alike, but also aims to educate consumers on the wide range and seasonality of quality, sustainable seafood available. Agata Kenna, Managing Director at DEC PR, says: “Food and tourism are categories that the DEC PR team is incredibly passionate about, so Sydney Fish Market combines two of our favourite pastimes. We have extensive experience building brands, safeguarding reputations and cultivating genuine engagement in this space, and are looking forward to collaborating on campaigns that attract Australians from near and far to this iconic destination.” DEC PR commences work immediately. -ENDS- For more information or any media enquiries, please contact: Sarah-Ann Taylor via sydneyfishmarket@decpr.com.au or +61 2 8014 5033 For more information please visit www.decpr.com.au. Kemp marks 100,000+ load balancer deployments with 2-for-1 offer 2019-10-10T02:31:14Z kemp-marks-100-000-load-balancer-deployments-with-2-for-1-offer SYDNEY, Oct. 10, 2019 – Kemp, the leader in powering always-on application experience [AX], today celebrated more than 100,000 load balancer deployments by launching a 2-for-1 promotional offer for its popular VLM-3000 virtual load balancer. The offer gives customers an unmatched value to optimise and secure their applications, web properties or IT workloads at a discount of more than 80% compared to comparable alternative products. Kemp is rated 4.6 out of 5 on Gartner Peer Insights * for its Loadmaster and Virtual LoadMaster (VLM) software by end-user professionals who have experienced purchasing, implementing and/or using the Kemp solution. The Kemp VLM-3000 is an award-winning layer 4-7 virtualised load balancer that is right-sized for many organisations and application environments. The software can be deployed on any common hypervisor and supports up to 3 Gbps of throughput and 4,000 SSL transactions per second. Kemp provides optimised application templates, intelligent content switching logic and a range of application-aware traffic steering methods to ensure client requests are always sent to the best possible target. “The popularity of Kemp has skyrocketed because we are putting more choice and flexibility in the hands of the customer, backed up by providing direct-access to experienced support engineers,” said Tony Thompson, chief marketing officer for Kemp. “Our virtual load balancer sets the standard for delivering an optimal AX, and with this offer, customers can now get a pair of enterprise-grade virtual load balancers for a fraction of what they might pay the competition or an incumbent ADC provider.” Unlike support models that pre-screen and route customers through multiple levels and geographies, Kemp prides itself on providing direct-access to highly experienced network engineers with strong application-specific competencies upon first contact. This is made possible through in-region technical support hubs, including those in New York, Limerick, and Singapore. Promotional Offer Details: The Kemp VLM-3000 2-for-1 promotional offer is available today globally for the low price of $6,000 USD. The offer is available through December 31, 2019. To learn more, please visit: https://kemp.ax/virtual-load-balancer/vlm-3000-2-for-1/#pr About Kemp Kemp powers always-on application experience [AX] for enterprises and service providers. Leveraging an agile per-app ADC/load balancer consumption model, predictive analytics, and automated issue resolution, Kemp is radically simplifying how customers optimise, analyse and secure applications across private and multi-cloud environments. Kemp counts more than 25,000 customers and more than 100,000 deployments in 115 countries. Take control of your application experience at kemp.ax. Contact: David Quaid Kemp dquaid@kemp.ax * As of 10/8/2019, in the Application Delivery Controllers market, based on 34 reviews. 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. https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/application-delivery-controllers/vendor/kemp Eaton unveils new DC power portfolio to meet 5G power demands 2019-10-10T01:13:23Z eaton-unveils-new-dc-power-portfolio-to-meet-5g-power-demands SYDNEY, Australia. Power management company Eaton today announced a global revamp of its DC power portfolio at Data Centre World 2019, with new intelligent power capabilities across the range to meet the needs of 5G networks. John Atherton, General Manager for Power Quality at Eaton said the global roll-out of 5G will continue to increase power demand on customers sites, with significant upgrades required to traditional power supplies to ensure a smooth transition in this new era of digital connectivity. “With the number of global 5G connections estimated to exceed 100 billion by 2025, data centres and telecom central offices will be a critical backbone for these networks. Eaton has invested globally in its DC range to ensure telecom and data operators are able to manage the exponential growth in power consumption,” said John. “Our new DC range focuses on providing intelligent energy storage, intelligent control and high-power density to ensure data and telecom facilities have options for world leading efficiency and low-cost deployment now and into the future.” A leading product in the DC range is the Eaton EC500 System Controller, an advanced control and monitoring solution for Eaton power systems. It is one of the first DC products for 5G cellular deployments with integrated lithium-ion (li-ion) battery support for direct BMS communication. “Lithium batteries are an ideal solution to reduce mains modernisation through intelligent peak clipping, and to achieve real time monitoring. Eaton’s DC portfolio offers lithium ion battery integration, giving customers full control and monitoring for demanding applications such as 5G, IoT and Edge.” The DC range also includes the HPR48-ES Energy Saver Rectifier, designed to support communication network operators in achieving energy reductions across networks to meet aggressive carbon footprint reduction targets. The medium-sized high efficiency rectifier offers high-density energy storage and flexible mounting options. “We look forward to working with our customers and partners to support the evolution from traditional power to intelligent DC power systems with advanced power and electronics technologies. The refreshed DC range will deliver greater energy efficiency, intelligent energy storage and intelligent clipping – essential features required to operate 5G networks.” The new portfolio is available now in ANZ. To learn more about Eaton’s DC product range, visit http://electricalsector.eaton.com/LP=10103 About Eaton Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide, and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit Eaton.com. Help Rebuild The Jedi Order With Seagate's Release Of The Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order-Themed Special Edition Game Drive For Xbox 2019-10-09T23:56:46Z help-rebuild-the-jedi-order-with-seagates-release-of-the-star-warstm-jedi-fallen-order-themed-special-edition-game-drive-for-xbox SYDNEY – Australia – 10 Oct 2019 – In collaboration with Lucasfilm and Microsoft, Seagate today announced the latest addition to its popular line of storage for gamers – “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” themed special edition Game Drive for Xbox®. Available for pre-sale today, the new portable Game Drive for Xbox offers 2TB of extra hard drive capacity. The collectible “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” themed special edition Game Drive for Xbox features the iconic and imposing Purge trooper character – a specialised class of Imperial soldier trained and equipped to assist the Inquisitors in hunting down Jedi and other Force-sensitive beings who threaten the Empire. Helping you jump right into the action, set up of the Game Drive is a snap. Simply plug it into your Xbox One console, and it is instantly recognised and installed through a quick and easy-to-follow setup process. With USB 3.0 speeds, games played from the drive will perform as if they were playing directly from the console’s internal hard drive. Game Drive for Xbox is small enough to slip into a pocket, does not need a separate power cord and can store more than 501 downloaded games plus downloadable add-ons and achievements for continued gameplay on Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X consoles2. The “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” themed special edition Game Drive for Xbox from Seagate is available for pre-sale today and officially in retail later this month for $99.99. As with all of Seagate’s Special Edition Game Drives, it will be available in limited quantities, so be sure to grab one of these collectables before they’re gone! In Australia, this drive will be available online only, via Ebay, with an SRP of $129 AUD. About Seagate Seagate crafts the datasphere, helping to maximise humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. Learn more at www.seagate.com. Follow Seagate on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spiceworks, and YouTube and subscribe to our blog. Average game capacity of 35-50GB per install. Storage is also required for game save data and downloadable game content. Requires Xbox Live login from original game owner. ### STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. ©2019 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors, including size, format, features and application software. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications. The unlimited benefits of RTLS only with CarePlus™ Nurse Call 2019-10-09T01:44:46Z the-unlimited-benefits-of-rtls-only-with-careplus-nurse-call [Perth, Australia 9 October 2019] CarePlus™ is the market-leading care management destination for RTLS solutions and Nurse Call in the healthcare industry at NiQ Health, designing three targeted and integrated applications for different facilities, different people and different assets.   Each RTLS solution – CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress, CarePlus™ Asset Tracking and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call - can be fully integrated into CarePlus™ Nurse Call systems or installed as stand-alone devices with existing Nurse Call applications.   CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call maximise safety, offering instant detect and direct responses when a portable tag is activated for assistance through 100% precise room locations. CarePlus™ Asset Tracking meanwhile ensures the management of important and costly equipment, certifying significant return on investment.  Advanced, clinical-grade Real-Time Location System (RTLS) and dual active technology RF (Radio Frequency) and IR (Infra-Red) is harnessed to automatically identify and track the location of assets and/or people in real time. Precise room accuracy location services guarantee indoor areas are effectively covered within any facility, of any size. CarePlus™ Mobile Staff Duress and CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call also adhere to the recent Australian state governments recommendations to improve care standards in acute and aged care, valuing the need for greater staff and resident safety. CarePlus™ Mobile Resident Call has keenly observed the ongoing 2019 Royal Commission into aged care practices, noting any relevant recommendations.   For more information, please click here to visit our webpage.  MOVUS announces technology partnership with OSIsoft 2019-10-09T00:21:19Z movus-announces-technology-partnership-with-osisoft MOVUS, the Australian developer of FitMachine, which is a continuous condition monitoring solution, today announced a technology partnership with OSIsoft - a leader in data technology for critical operations. This partnership will enable customers from around the globe to correlate the data from equipment and processes captured and curated by the PI System, with trends, real-time data and alarms on equipment condition provided by FitMachine. This new partnership also allows MOVUS's FitMachine solution to complement OSIsoft's offering by bringing key equipment health data and insights to the operations technology ecosystem, without adding any complexity. OSIsoft’s PI System serves as a data infrastructure, connecting people to industrial equipment, sensors and other devices to cut costs, increase productivity or create new services. PI System data can be used directly by engineers or streamed into other applications to accelerate data preparation and analytics. MOVUS FitMachine is unique, as it builds a model for every piece of equipment; FitMachine collects real time condition data and quickly learns "normal behaviour". From then on, it monitors 24/7 for subtle condition changes and sends early warnings of potential failures. Brad Parsons, CEO of MOVUS, said this new business relationship supports both companies’ mutual goal to help their customers with their ongoing digital transformation journeys. “OSIsoft’s origins are similar to that of MOVUS - we both have a credible history of developing unique technology which supports industrial operational processes by capturing, managing and visualising critical real-time data,” said Brad. “OSIsoft PI Vision is one of the dominant platforms in the data historian market and both companies have customers in common. MOVUS is excited to integrate our technologies, so that we can offer our customers unrivaled support to help them make important business decisions about their connected-asset operations,” added Brad. Yong Thé, Regional Manager of Oceania for OSIsoft said this partnership will also help both companies to better scale their reach across the growing US and Australian markets. “OSIsoft is dedicated to helping people transform their world through data and MOVUS’ FitMachine’s underlying use of artificial intelligence and machine learning data complements our mission,” said Yong. “It is a vital AI solution for any heavy asset industry. Our combined offerings will no doubt be of great benefit to our customers, particularly those based in Asia Pacific and the US, where we already have a significant presence.” Adding to Yong’s comments, Brad Parsons said he is keen to help companies that are looking for ways to improve efficiencies through real-time data management. He especially looks forward to seeing the successful outcomes this technology partnership will achieve for their mining, chemicals, food and beverage, and manufacturing customers globally. For more information please visit movus.com.au. Smart Money Floods Into Crypto 2019-10-08T23:43:18Z smart-money-floods-into-crypto Key highlights: -        The 45+ age group jumped from 22% of overall users in 2017 to 29% in 2019 -        There’s been a large down shift (as a percentage) from Gen-Z/Millennials to Gen-Xers -        While participation from post millenials (18-24) dropped by 2% from 2017 to 2019, retirees (65+) jumped by 2% -        Trading activity has doubled among retirees (65+) since January this year Changing demographics   While millennials are often touted as the most ‘tech-savvy’ of the generations, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers are catching up when it comes to getting amongst the crypto action.   Adrian Przelozny, CEO and founder of Independent Reserve said the platform’s latest data revealed that the average crypto investor is transforming from early technology adopters to forward thinking investors.   “When we first launched Independent Reserve in 2014 the majority of users trading on our platform were relatively young technology adopters and libertarians. Now we’re steadily seeing the average age of our customers increase. The 45+ age group now accounts for almost 30% of users on our platform. In 2017, this was just 22%.”   Why the shift?   Commenting on the generational shift, Mr Przelozny said that it was getting easier and safer to enter the cryptocurrency space.   “Now that regulators are actively involved in the crypto space, confidence levels are starting to rise. Smart money can see that the industry is growing and is here to stay. Those who want to diversify their portfolios are looking at cryptocurrencies as an asset that’s typically not correlated to what’s happening in the economy, for example the property and stock market.   “We were the first crypto exchange to offer insurance coverage to our clients - we rolled this out earlier this year. This insures our users against theft or loss of any cryptocurrency that is held in an Independent Reserve trading account.”   A case in point   After reading about cryptocurrency in the media, doing his research, and speaking with friends, *Richard, a 72-year-old based in Adelaide, decided to make his first investment. That was just over three months ago.   “So far I’m happy with the investment I’ve made and I’m enjoying following the market. While I monitor the prices almost daily, I’m definitely in it for the long-term investment. I see the cryptocurrency space as being revolutionary in the financial world,” said Richard.   “I absolutely understand the hesitation that some people, particularly from my generation, have about the cryptocurrency market. It can be a volatile space. What concerns me most is the fact that knowledgeable people can set up their own miners to manipulate the market.”   “I’d strongly encourage anyone who’s thinking about investing in the space to do their research and due diligence. I’m personally most interested in the Ethereum currency because it’s focused on contracts, not just money.”   Richard also said that he wasn’t the only one within his circle of friends to have invested in cryptocurrency.   “A close friend of mine has also recently invested because he too sees the value and opportunities it brings.”   Founded in 2013, Independent Reserve has built a proprietary, institutional grade trading platform to allow Australians to buy, sell and invest in Bitcoin (XBT), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP) and other digital currencies.   It was recently awarded Digital Currency Exchange of the Year at the Australian Blockchain Industry Awards, and ranked in the 2019 Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list.   Independent Reserve currently has over 100,000 customers across Australia and New Zealand, and services around 8,000 self-managed super funds (SMSFs).   The cryptocurrency exchange has also been working closely with various Australian regulatory bodies including AUSTRAC to formulate AML/CTF regulatory frameworks for the industry.   Australian finance industry heavyweights Mike Tilley (ex -CEO of Challenger Financial and Chairman of Latitude Financial), Martin Rogers (KTM Ventures) and Steve James (Seer Asset Management) are investors and board members of Independent Reserve.   For more information on Independent Reserve, visit www.independentreserve.com   ENDS   *For privacy reasons, Richard doesn’t wish to list his last name.   Data methodology Statistics were pulled from Independent Reserve’s database from January 2017 until August 2019 BOOK RELEASE EVENT: Kia Kākano Rua te Ture: A te reo Māori Handbook for the Law 2019-10-08T21:20:36Z book-release-event-kia-k-kano-rua-te-ture-a-te-reo-m-ori-handbook-for-the-law “Kia Kākano Rua te Ture is destined to become the go-to reo and tikanga guide for those working in the law.” Forward by:  The Honourable Justice Joe Williams, Ngāti Pūkenga, Waitaha and Tapuika Debut authors and proactive advocates for te reo Māori Alana Thomas and Corin Merrick have written the first practical handbook of te reo Māori specifically for the legal profession: Kia Kākano Rua te Ture: A te reo Māori Handbook for the Law. Equipping legal practitioners, law students, government departments and the judiciary with the tools they need to take a step towards a more equitable justice system. “The name of this book, ‘Kia Kākano Rua te Ture’, stems from our aspiration to see biculturalism in our legal system. We see te reo Māori as the waka (vehicle) which can take us to that destination. Normalising te reo Māori will not only benefit us as practitioners, but also have a positive impact on those around us.  The benefits of learning te reo Māori extend far beyond just learning new words, and into alternative ways of thinking and problem solving.” – Alana Thomas, Author & Lawyer, Kaupare With a practical focus on Māori language and protocol to be used in different professional and Court settings, Kia Kākano Rua te Ture: A te reo Māori Handbook for the Law is a necessary foundation to help users not only expand their skill sets, but will also work to improve the legal access Māori have by ensuring they have an understanding of te reo Māori and Māori issues. “I have seen a number of people announce their appearances in Court in te reo Māori and this has been incredibly exciting for me because I believe that there is a desire to come away from the monoculturalism that has dominated the legal world. Learning te reo Māori will provide lawyers with new tools for interpreting the law. I believe that the incorporation of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori into our practices will have a positive impact on our clients, especially in the Family Court and Youth Court.”  - Corin Merrick, Author & Barrister, Mānuka Chambers “As a publisher my dream is to produce really great books that people want and need, and legal publishing is no exception to this. Students and practitioners need to have quality, reliable content at their fingertips to aid their success. Kia Kākano Rua te Ture is, I believe, a book that everyone with ties to the legal industry should own and use,” said JD Nodder, Texts Manager of LexisNexis New Zealand. “Alana and Corin have created a book that is accessible and practical; a book that helps ease users into te reo and te ao Māori, to help them understand the importance of tikanga when working with Māori clients, and to improve their use of te reo Māori in written and verbal communication. There is a passion for te reo Māori in New Zealand and I hope that Kia Kākano Rua te Ture is one more way that more people can embrace and utilise reo Māori – not only in their legal professional lives, but in their everyday lives. Toi te kupu, toi te mana, toi te whenua.”  To place an order for this title*, call 0800 800 986 or visit https://store.lexisnexis.co.nz. Pre-Order Price: $108 NZD (incl. GST) RRP:  $120 NZD (incl. GST) Format: Book | ISBN: 9780947514891 *Members of the news media should contact michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz for a review copy & additional media materials Event Details DATE: Friday, 25th October, 2019 TIME: 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Lunch will be served) LOCATION: Ōrākei Marae | 59B Kitemoana St, Orakei, Auckland 1071 MEDIA RSVP: Michele.fairbank@lexisnexis.co.nz About the Authors ALANA THOMAS is of Ngāti Rēhia and Ngāti Kuri descent and grew up in Whangārei where she attended Whangārei Girls High School. She lives in Auckland and is a proud mother of her two children, Maioha and Te Āiorangi. She is a lawyer at her own firm, Kaupare.   After graduating from the University of Auckland in 2008, she has practised in several areas of law including Criminal Law, Family Law and Commercial Law, but the majority of her practice is now dedicated to progressing matters in the Māori Land Court, Māori Appellate Court and the Waitangi Tribunal.     CORIN MERRICK is a graduate of Kōhanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Māori.  She is a Barrister at Mānuka Chambers in Manukau, Auckland.  She was admitted to the bar in 2008 and started her career working in one of New Zealand’s top law firms.  She is a Court Appointed Youth Advocate acting for young people in the Youth Court, Rangatahi Court and Pasifika Court.  She appears for parties on a wide range of matters in the Family Court. Corin is a past member of the Executive Committee of Te Hunga Rōia Māori, and a member of the Family Law Section. About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.   ###