The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-23T23:50:31Z Barracuda Launches Advanced Bot Protection 2019-05-23T23:50:31Z barracuda-launches-advanced-bot-protection-1 Sydney, 24 May 2019 - Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced the introduction of Advanced Bot Protection. Advanced Bot Protection uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help customers defend against the latest automated threats. It is available for both the Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) and WAF-as-a-Service platforms. Web applications are the number one attack vector for hacks resulting in breaches, according to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, and malicious bots pose a significant threat to application security. Bots have evolved from using simple scripts to using sophisticated tactics such as headless browsers and machine learning to break through traditional application security defences. Organisations need an application security solution that can keep up with these evolving attacks. According to Gartner: “The main types of bot attacks include distributed denial of service (DDoS), fraudulent purchases, web scraping, and vulnerability scans and exploits. Unsupervised ML can be used to learn the characteristics of typical human-driven traffic, allowing the detection of bots as anomalies. Supervised ML can be used to identify features related to automated behavior.”1 With Advanced Bot Protection, Barracuda WAF customers have access to functionality that includes: Bot spam detection — Reduce referrer spam and block comment spam Credential stuffing prevention — Block credential stuffing to stop account takeover attacks Request risk scoring — Track incoming requests and use advanced behavioral analytics to detect attackers Client finger printing — Track users with better fidelity than IP addresses Dedicated bot mitigation UI — New user interface makes it easy to configure bot mitigation features “To effectively protect their organisations against today’s evolving threats, customers need sophisticated bot mitigation capabilities,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP of Data Protection, Network and Application Security, Barracuda. “Traditional web application firewalls don’t all provide advanced bot protection, and some bot mitigation vendors only offer point solutions that aren’t integrated into WAFs. Advanced Bot Protection is fully integrated into Barracuda’s web application firewalls to provide a complete application security solution that is easy to deploy and manage.” Learn more about Barracuda Advanced Bot Protection, now available with Barracuda Web Application Firewall: https://www.barracuda.com/products/webapplicationfirewall Resources Get information about Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service: https://www.barracuda.com/waf-as-a-service Get information about Barracuda Web Application Firewall: https://www.barracuda.com/products/webapplicationfirewall Read the blog post: http://cuda.co/35615 1Gartner: Assessing the Impact of Machine Learning on Security, Published: 6 May 2019, by Anna Belak, Anton Chuvakin, Augusto Barros 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. Blue Prism’s Ecosystem of Technology Partners Lays Foundation For Delivering New Intelligent Automation Capabilities 2019-05-23T23:26:10Z blue-prisms-ecosystem-of-technology-partners-lays-foundation-for-delivering-new-intelligent-automation-capabilities-1 ORLANDO, FLA & Sydney, AUSTRALIA – May 24, 2019 — Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) continues to be the platform of choice for technology companies looking to innovate, disrupt and drive digital transformations for their clients through intelligent automation capabilities. Today, Adlib Software, HyperScience, Moonoia, and Smartlogic announced that they are joining Blue Prism’s Technology Alliance Program (TAP) as affiliates, helping to build out best-in-class automation solutions that incorporate cutting edge technologies including intelligent document processing, AI powered data extraction, machine learning and data analytics. “Our connected-RPA platform is the launch pad and gold standard for extending intelligent automation capabilities at scale,” says Linda Dotts, SVP Global Partner Strategy and Programs for Blue Prism. “Each month we see many new partners join our TAP, each delivering a unique value proposition, all focused on helping clients digitally transform, driving business led outcomes for our joint customers. We deliver the art of the possible at Blue Prism through the industry’s broadest ecosystem of technology partners. Congrats to this group on making the grade.” These partners strengthen a broad array of intelligent document processing capabilities including Blue Prism’s own Decipher, announced last month, and an existing partnership with ABBYY. Companies participating in Blue Prism’s Technology Alliance Program at an affiliate level can easily customise their solutions, accelerate product development and minimise time to market for their products, using the market’s most advanced RPA software. It also gives partners an opportunity to help expand market awareness on the benefits of RPA by delivering their own complementary products to Blue Prism’s ecosystem by sharing them on the Blue Prism Digital Exchange (DX). Highlights from our most recent affiliate Technology Alliance Partners includes: Adlib Software: By adding AI-driven data extraction, enrichment and automation capabilities to Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform, Adlib Software enables true end-to-end process automation. Leveraging leading AI and ML technology, Adlib transforms unstructured document content into high-quality, machine-consumable data for RPA, enabling a digital workforce to accelerate customer response times, identify and protect high-risk content (PII) and manage risk within contracts and agreements. “We're excited to join the Blue Prism community reflecting the growing market and customer demands for RPA solutions powered by AI-driven extraction of structured data from complex unstructured document formats,” says Scott Mackey, SVP Market Strategy, Adlib Software. “Our integration with Blue Prism’s connected-RPA will enable customers to achieve true end-to-end process automation resulting in automation of mission-critical processes, reduced costs and improved operational efficiency.” HyperScience: HyperScience empowers business users to automate manual data entry processes, including extracting both handwritten and printed data from forms, as well as capturing data points from semi-structured documents, and doing so at a lower error rate. By combining HyperScience’s distinctive data extraction product and Blue Prism’s connected-RPA offering, customers can automate each step in the full lifecycle of intelligent document processing capabilities – unlocking additional speed and cost-savings for their automation deployment. “Enterprises have struggled to find reliable and cost-effective means for extracting key insights from their troves of scanned images and PDFs,” says Swapnil Parikh, Vice President of Product at HyperScience. “HyperScience delivers on machine learning’s potential in a real way: our technology enables companies to automate up to 95 percent of the manual work required.” Moonoia: As a Blue Prism TAP affiliate, Moonoia will accelerate the development of its flagship product docBrain, the AI platform for data extraction and document analysis, while enabling enterprise customers to leverage RPA and artificial intelligence (AI) for their document processes and achieve the highest accuracy and quality of the extracted data. “Our entire purpose at Moonoia is not only to solve complex document processing challenges for use cases where traditional OCR/ICR technology fails to deliver acceptable results, but to empower users to train their own AI models and custom build unique solutions that address company-specific problems,” says Geert Truyen, CEO at Moonoia. “We see this partnership as instrumental in helping us bring AI-powered data extraction to a broader audience of enterprise clients as well as augmenting a portfolio of intelligent automation capabilities for Blue Prism.” Smartlogic: The Smartlogic Semaphore integration with Blue Prism provides qualified data within automated processes. Semaphore’s ability to classify, extract and deliver insight – plus Blue Prism’s connected-RPA – lets organisations efficiently and effectively move their digital transformation journey with intelligent end-to-end automated processes. When information is semantically harmonised, accuracy improves, automation becomes flexible, and enterprises can handle a broader range of use cases. These capabilities coupled together enable organisations to rapidly respond to complex enterprise information needs to maximise business outcomes. “Smartlogic’s technology focus is to empower business users with a platform to manage and govern an authoritative layer for adding context and meaning to structured and unstructured information,” says Jeremy Bentley, CEO and Founder of Smartlogic. “Leveraging AI, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), and text analytics capabilities within the Semaphore platform enables Blue Prism clients to identify, classify and extract qualified contextual data along the processing pipeline. We deliver an incredible value proposition together.” If you want to find out more about joining the Blue Prism Technology Alliances Program, please visit: https://www.blueprism.com/partners-and-services/become-a-partner. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,300 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Blue Prism Enables Easier Access and Greater Collaboration to Advance Intelligent Automation Capabilities 2019-05-23T22:00:00Z blue-prism-enables-easier-access-and-greater-collaboration-to-advance-intelligent-automation-capabilities ORLANDO, FLA & Sydney, AUSTRALIA – May 24, 2019 — Looking to provide greater flexibility and access to its digital workforce, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today launched its new online community while also adding ecommerce capabilities to its Digital Exchange (DX), making it easier for organisations to deploy and scale their intelligent automation solutions. These advances build on Blue Prism’s connected-RPA vision of collaborative innovation, by creating a growing community that shares best practices and provides greater access to the latest artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, intelligent document processing and cloud capabilities. “Our motto of automating together, better and more, is definitely highlighted with these new capabilities,” says Dave Moss, Co-Founder and CTO for Blue Prism. “We are listening and responding by supporting a self-service model, which makes it easier for our customers to share, innovate and deploy intelligent automation solutions. These new capabilities help unify customer experiences and best practices for sharing, while providing the necessary community support to make automation the cornerstone of any digital transformation.” Enhancements to DX By way of the ecommerce capabilities, Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange, an intelligent automation marketplace comprising of customers, technology and channel partners, now enables customers or prospects to quickly buy and download software licenses directly from the exchange. This introductory package, which consists of a single software license along with one-year standard support, makes it easy for people to get started, learn more and explore what’s possible with an intelligent digital workforce. In the next 90 days, the ecommerce functionality will also allow other Blue Prism partners to offer their assets and integrations for sale via the DX. Anyone can now purchase and download this introductory Blue Prism v6.5 package which includes work queue trends and analytics, full Japanese and simplified Chinese language capabilities, IPv6 support, and data gateways, offering more data control while reducing the amount of storage being used. Private Assets is another new key feature on the DX. Users control who can view assets outside of a customer or partner’s organisation. They can only be seen by the employees of said company and then only after they are logged in. This feature gives enterprise customers more security and control over the assets used by their employees, only those that they approve, license and test are made available. Since being launched back in November 2018, DX adoption continues to skyrocket with more than 4,120 registered users from nearly 714 registered companies who can download over 110 assets to accelerate the time to market for their intelligent automation projects. It provides business leaders drag and drop access to AI, machine learning, cognitive and disruptive technologies from companies they know and trust. Other new key enhancements to DX include integration with Google Analytics to provide more visibility into how assets are being downloaded and used. Support for open sourced Blue Prism assets being shared via GitHub as well as the ability for partners and customers to securely share proprietary assets has also been added. According to Forrester Research, the partner of the future will likely not be a pure transacting one. “It doesn’t make sense to the new generation of tech buyers who make two-thirds of all new tech decisions today. As mentioned above, 73 percent of business buyers find the web more convenient to make purchases, and we forecast that 17 percent of all B2B transactions will happen through eCommerce by 2023”.¹ Blue Prism Community Now Live The Blue Prism Community is a new online experience where users can share, learn and create. The Blue Prism Community provides a new and exciting platform where users can engage with others who share common interests, goals and objectives. The Blue Prism Community provides: An online space open to everyone that is easy to navigate, and where users can get up to speed on important announcements and industry news. Participation in a growing ecosystem of digital entrepreneurs and innovative companies redefining the nature of work. Access to an innovation corner for new Blue Prism product ideas and features, including DX. A home for regional and industry-specific user groups. Discussion communities and in-person meet-ups for practitioners, professionals and innovators. Latest content and information on upcoming events, hackathons, demos, etc. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,000 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au 1 https://go.forrester.com/blogs/what-i-see-coming-for-the-channel-in-2019/ Blue Prism Technology Partners Continue to Augment Intelligent Automation by Adding AI-Powered Chatbot and Data Analysis Capabilities 2019-05-23T21:30:00Z blue-prism-technology-partners-continue-to-augment-intelligent-automation-by-adding-ai-powered-chatbot-and-data-analysis-capabilities ORLANDO, FLA & Sydney, AUSTRALIA – May 24, 2019 — Continuing to push the envelope for innovation around intelligent automation capabilities, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today announced that CognitiveScale, Kore.ai and Shibumi have joined the company’s Technology Alliance Program (TAP) as affiliates. These new partners will help drive digital transformations for their clients by extending Blue Prism’s connected-RPA capabilities to include blockchain, AI-powered chatbots along with workflow and data synchronisation solutions being delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. “Each month Blue Prism adds a few key technology partners that show us the art of the possible with our digital workforce,” says Linda Dotts, SVP Global Partner Strategy and Programs for Blue Prism. “Our connected-RPA platform provides a bedrock foundation for enterprise customers looking to drive innovation through new intelligent automation capabilities. This latest group of technology partner affiliates highlights the depth and breadth of our rapidly evolving ecosystem.” These partners strengthen an already comprehensive array of technology and independent software vendors (ISVs), that provide new and breakthrough intelligent automation capabilities by leveraging Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform. Currently Blue Prism’s Technology Alliance Program consists of 12 premier and 25 affiliates partners with more being added each month. These partners are also expanding market awareness on the benefits of RPA by delivering their own complementary products to Blue Prism’s ecosystem by sharing them on the Blue Prism Digital Exchange (DX). Highlights from this new round of affiliate Technology Alliance Partners includes: CognitiveScale: CognitiveScale is an enterprise AI software pioneer that pairs humans and machines to radically simplify the development, deployment and management of their AI systems. This collaboration combines the power of AI and RPA to unlock the value of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA). CognitiveScale’s “Process Insights Agent” will be available on Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange (DX) to identify, manage, and predict process exceptions to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness. This will give enterprises the ability to generate insights and learn from existing documents and processes within a Blue Prism workflow. CognitiveScale will also add its “Customer 360 Agent”, the company’s next generation customer system-of-record system, to Blue Prism’s DX. “This is an important step in bringing Intelligent Process Automation to life,” says Akshay Sabhikhi, CEO of CognitiveScale. “Combining CognitiveScale's open, scalable and trusted AI systems with Blue Prism's connected-RPA capabilities will truly transform customer experiences and increase efficiency of business processes while reducing costs.” Kore.ai: Kore.ai provides best-in-class AI-powered chatbots utilising Natural Language Processing (NLP) models to understand intents and drive dialog flows using natural language conversations. The in-built service orchestration framework allows secured integration with backend enterprises systems to exchange information. With this integration, Kore.ai dialog flows can now connect to Blue Prism's connected-RPA platform, enabling enterprises to build-out context-aware business flows, driven by natural language conversations with customers, and accessible via 30+ voice and chat-based interaction channels. "We are taking Blue Prism’s intelligent automation capabilities and extending them to the end user, whether that be a consumer, a contact center agent or an employee," says Kore.ai's Founder and CEO Raj Koneru. "By adding AI and NLP capabilities into the mix, conversational AI bots with RPA further elevates the user experience and provides higher value automation for external and internal processes with new operational agility, to improve customer engagement and deliver new services. We look forward to collaborating with Blue Prism to drive even more innovation and disruption.” Shibumi: Founded in 2012, the world’s leading advisory firms and organisations rely on Shibumi to achieve their most strategic business objectives. Shibumi SaaS solutions enable programs to define targets, capture ideas and track delivery, all with a unique focus on benefits realisation. By integrating with the Blue Prism platform, the entire end-to-end impact/value of the automation program is now visible to the organisation’s stakeholders. “We’re excited to be a part of the Blue Prism community,” says Bob Nahmias, CEO, Shibumi. “The powerful combination of Blue Prism and Shibumi provides our mutual customers the ability to drive scale and maximise the value from their automation programs.” If you want to find out more about joining the Blue Prism Technology Alliances Program, please visit: https://www.blueprism.com/partners-and-services/become-a-partner. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,300 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au As aged care services evolve, technology carries organisations into the future 2019-05-23T14:00:20Z as-aged-care-services-evolve-technology-carries-organisations-into-the-future Sydney, Australia – May 23, 2019 – The Royal Commission into Aged Care and Safety will soon release its initial findings after an extensive assessment into how best to care for this country’s rising population of seniors. Yet for organisations across Australia delivering home care services to older adults, the time is now to embrace modern technology solutions that can improve the quality and consistency of care. “The Commission is rightly interested in how we can innovate home, aged, community and disability services as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of our ageing citizens,” said Emma Pate, General Manager, AlayaCare. “Progressive organisations are already stepping ahead into this future by adopting technology that radically improves all parts of their business, elevating their ability to meet the needs of clients, specialized field staff, schedulers, and everyone touched by their services.”  Last fall, the Commission set forth to address how Australia’s four million citizens over the age of 65 – a number that reach nine million in the next 30 years – should receive aged care services. An initial report will be released in October, with final conclusions to follow in April 2020.   The primary concerns are ensuring access to affordable, high-quality services across Australia that are centred on clients, giving them greater choice, control and independence when it comes to their own care. For organisations to meet this rising demand, and shifting federal regulations, antiquated legacy technology must be left behind in favour of software that has the flexibility to support multiple lines of service and a fully integrated system of care. “AlayaCare is one modern solution, a platform uniquely suited to support our changing care environments, with an end-to-end solution that offers the tools necessary for care providers and client to plan, deliver and improve care,” said Pate. “This includes real-time remote patient monitoring which is particularly relevant for under-serviced regional and remote communities.”   Additional highlights of AlayaCare’s platform include: ●      Integrated technology helps organisations improve their operational effectiveness and accountability and care for more clients with less administration burden. ●      Streamlined billing and communications with integrated capabilities including AIRDOCS, which helps organisations automate, personalise and digitise client communications. ●      Built-in APIs allow for easy data transfer, and care providers can easily access health and service history. ●      Real-time dashboard helps providers monitor clients centrally, reducing unnecessary visits and proactively addressing client needs. ●      Budget module facilitates individually planned services and greater consumer-directed care. For more information about AlayaCare’s award-winning technology, visit www.alayacare.com. About AlayaCare AlayaCare's unique platform includes back office, client and family portals, remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and mobile care worker functionality in one integrated, highly robust and secure, cloud-based system. AlayaCare is providing the platform for home and community care organizations to propel towards innovation and home care of the future. AlayaCare was founded in 2014. http://www.alayacare.com For more information: AlayaCare Media Enquiries: Amy Cole, amy@colecomms.ca, 647-287-0025     Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce is Now Available as a FedRAMP Compliant Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure 2019-05-22T22:00:00Z blue-prisms-digital-workforce-is-now-available-as-a-fedramp-compliant-cloud-service-on-microsoft-azure Orlando, FLA & Sydney, AUSTRALIA – May 23, 2019 —Being first to market again when it comes to achieving security and regulatory standards, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced today that is has partnered with Project Hosts, a FedRAMP authorised Cloud Service Provider (CSP), to deliver its digital workforce as a cloud service on Microsoft Azure. This new offering makes Blue Prism’s connected-RPA software available to federal agencies on GSA IT Schedule 70 (GS-35F-0511T), through the company’s value-added distributor EC America (ImmixGroup). By partnering with Project Hosts, Blue Prism has now made it much easier for federal agencies to grant a FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) for a Blue Prism cloud deployment. Being deployed on Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud (FPC) FedRAMP-authorised Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), means Blue Prism users inherit 86 percent of the controls required for FedRAMP compliance. It also provides agencies with a System Security Plan (SSP) for their Blue Prism deployment, making the compliance verification and the ATO process much easier. The combination of Blue Prism, whose solution is built on a Microsoft .NET and SQL framework, and Project Hosts, who implements security and compliance on Microsoft Azure for US Federal government agencies, makes this offering the top choice for digital transformation in the public sector. “The President’s Management Agenda is focused on modernising our government for the 21st century, and intelligent automation has a key role in turning that vision into a reality,” said Laurie Cook, Vice President, Public Sector Sales & Alliances for Blue Prism. “With our partner Project Hosts, we can support the US government’s Cloud First initiative and FedRAMP program, and improve government agencies’ ability to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service to citizens and enhance employees’ job satisfaction as they take on more interesting cognitive work. Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce is a leading platform for digital transformation, and we’re excited to be an even stronger partner for federal agencies as they pursue their modernisation goals.” Blue Prism’s connected-RPA offering provides government agencies with an intelligent digital workforce (software robots) capable of self-learning and continuous improvement, empowering users to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back into the business—freeing up employees to do more. By pairing a digital worker with a nimble, up-skilled Federal workforce, government agencies can keep their initiatives cost-effective, streamlined and sustainable. Government agencies can use Blue Prism to help deliver more output, with fewer resources, while freeing up human employees’ time from repetitive tasks to focus on higher-value cognitive work. This enables a more citizen-centric approach, by increasing the overall quality of the services provided to citizens, coupled with improved consistency and overall faster delivery. It also gives agencies a game changing way of staying viable by easily accessing and exploiting leading-edge cloud, AI and cognitive capabilities. Through partnerships with the world’s foremost cognitive computing and AI technology companies, Blue Prism is rapidly evolving the capabilities and intelligence of its Digital Workforce robots so they can apply their multiple skills to any functional area of an organisation. As an off-the-shelf solution, government agencies can integrate Blue Prism’s solution into their processes, leveraging the intelligent automation platform of their choice. Blue Prism is also secure and compliant with industry-leading standards, including PCI, CERT Secure Coding, Veracode, HIPAA and TAA. For more information on how Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce can support your business or government agency, visit: https://www.blueprism.com/solutions/industry/public-sector. About Project Hosts Project Hosts implements security and compliance on Microsoft Azure for US Federal government and healthcare organisations. Project Hosts' pre-audited environments give organisations turnkey compliance for their applications, removing a key barrier to migration from on-premise deployments into Azure. Project Hosts environments hold certifications and authorisations from ISO 27001, HIPAA, HITRUST, FedRAMP, and the DoD, including the first DoD IL5 PATO to a company with under $1 Billion in revenue. Healthcare organisations, federal, state and local government agencies, and enterprises rely on Project Hosts to ensure that they have a cloud solution that meets their business needs, their budget and most importantly, protects their organisation, employees and data from unauthorised access or theft. https://www.projecthosts.com About FedRAMP The Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardised approach to security assessment, authorisation, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a “do once, use many times” framework that saves an estimated 30-40 percent of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments. FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cybersecurity and cloud experts from the General Services Administration (GSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council and its working groups, as well as private industry. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,000 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au HOW TO AVOID THE FUNERAL VULTURES THIS WINTER 2019-05-22T03:22:34Z how-to-avoid-the-funeral-vultures-this-winter Did you know that winter is the death season? According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there are more deaths in the winter months of June, July and August, and less deaths in the summer months of December, January and February. Although pneumonia and influenza were primary causes of death, they are often associated with other causes of death, especially cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and especially among older persons. Deaths peak in winter, in parallel to outbreaks of influenza and other respiratory infections.    'Australia on track for killer flu season as experts urge public to get vaccinated'    In 2018, Australia had a pretty quiet flu season and that means that community immunity wasn't built up to protect against this year's virus, but health experts are warning Australia is on track for a killer flu season. In March 2019, more than 10,000 people were diagnosed with the flu. In March 2018, that number was 3,173. With numbers showing three times as many people being diagnosed with the virus so far this year, compared to the same period in previous years, experts are urging the public to get vaccinated.  According to the Chair of the Immunisation Coalition, Professor Robert Booy, in a busy year, there were a number of people who would be expected to get the flu and die from it. "This year, we expect the flu to kill at least 4,000 people which is the same number as deaths from suicide and the road toll combined," he said.     Australia's largest funeral companies need more people to die this season The funeral industry in Australia is big business for large corporations with revenue primarily determined by the death rate and funeral volumes. More than 160,000 Australians will die this year with one person dying every 3 minutes. However, funeral businesses are facing a difficult truth: not enough people are dying, which isn’t great for business.    ‘An increase in deaths from a killer flu season may be good for shareholders, but not for some.’    In 2018, Australia's largest funeral services company InvoCare (ASX: IVC) reported to shareholders that a lower number of deaths from an unusually mild winter flu season last year impacted its bottom line. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange in February, InvoCare CEO Martin Earp said, “Operating results for 2018 were impacted by soft market conditions, namely, a lower number of deaths. “History suggests that these conditions are unlikely to be sustained and that reversion to the positive long-term trend is typical,” he added.  InvoCare's rival Propel Funeral Partners Ltd (ASX: PFP) also reported lower profits, with below trend funeral volumes, due to a benign flu season last year. Propel’s CEO, Albin Kurti said, “Historical experience suggests that the significant, year on year decline in death volumes we’ve seen in calendar year 2018 should be temporary, given the growing and ageing population, and prior year on year declines have rebounded quickly. When the rebound occurs, Propel will be well placed to benefit, given operating leverage within the business,” he said.  Between them, both InvoCare and Propel Funeral Partners control more that 40 per cent market share and are an attractive investment for investors looking for consistent growth with revenues and earnings highest during the winter months, when influenza and pneumonia cases peak. So an increase in deaths from a killer flu season may be good for shareholders, but not for some.        Don’t be another funeral statistic this winter. Get your flu vaccination! Every year thousands of Australians are dying or being admitted to hospital for complications of the flu. That is entirely avoidable if people have their flu vaccination. The Australian Government recommends everyone from six months old wishing to protect themselves against the flu should get immunised. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to protect yourself from flu; people who get vaccinated are at lower risk of getting an infection (and developing serious disease) than those who do not. In most states, the vaccine has already been distributed to GPs and many pharmacies.     Learn more about death and funerals in Australia Read our FREE funeral guides & resources  View our funeral blogs & articles  Get your FREE Book: ‘What Kind of Funeral’     About eziFunerals eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We do not conduct funerals and we are not part of any other funeral company. Barracuda Named a Leader in Enterprise Email Security 2019-05-21T01:24:56Z barracuda-named-a-leader-in-enterprise-email-security Sydney, May 21, 2019 — Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced that it has been named a Leader in “The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019.” Within the current offering category, Barracuda received the highest score possible in the cloud integration, deployment options, incident response, and support and customer success criteria. Barracuda was specifically cited for offering “an innovative AI-based solution, Sentinel, to protect against phishing and BEC attacks.” Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response builds on this innovation by automating incident investigation, response and remediation. “Cybercriminals use social engineering to launch spear phishing and account takeover attacks that evade traditional email security solutions and manipulate end users for financial gain,” said Asaf Cidon, SVP of Email Protection at Barracuda. “Our innovative technologies protect businesses from these threats. We believe this report recognises how we deliver new ways to support our email security customers, earn their trust, and help them protect their businesses.” The Forrester report states that “customers praise Barracuda’s innovation, its Office 365 integration, and its customer support.”1 “At Barracuda, it’s our mission to protect and support our customers for life,” said BJ Jenkins, President & CEO at Barracuda. “We’ve been pioneers in the email security space, and our position in this report is, in our opinion, further acknowledgement of our leadership.” A complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019 evaluation is available for download here: https://www.barracuda.com/EmailWave/ Additional information about Barracuda's email security offerings can be found here: https://www.barracuda.com/products/totalemailprotection Resources Get information about Barracuda Sentinel: https://www.barracuda.com/products/sentinel Get information about Barracuda Email Forensics and Incident Response: https://www.barracuda.com/forensics Get information about Barracuda PhishLine: https://www.barracuda.com/products/phishline Read the blog post: http://cuda.co/35533 1 The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019 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. EZIFUNERALS: YOUR TRUSTED FUNERAL ‘GO TO’ BRAND 2019-05-21T01:24:41Z ezifunerals-your-trusted-funeral-go-to-brand A new digital funeral platform is disrupting an industry that has seen little change in the last 100 years. The funeral industry in Australia is currently estimated to be more than $2 billion and provides essential services to individuals and families dealing with, or preparing for, death and bereavement. Yet despite this important community service, the funeral industry is dominated by two large publicly listed companies, being InvoCare Limited (ASX: IVC) and Propel Funeral Partners (ASX:PFP). Between them they currently control over 40% market share nationally (...and growing). This may be good for shareholders, but not for the families of more than 160,000 Australian’s who die each year.   'It's time to shift the power back to consumers, says eziFunerals.'   eziFunerals Founder, Peter Erceg said it was time to shift the power back to consumers. ‘Our mission is to provide consumers with greater control to manage the financial and emotional stress of funerals, from Cradle2grave®‘. 'This is a disruptive innovation. This is going to touch a cultural chord. It aggregates the decision making and it gives people a sense of empowerment. We want to be recognised as the ‘trusted funeral go to brand’ for consumers in Australia', he said.     eziFunerals core solution lies in its ability to simplify and streamline the funeral planning process for consumers, without funeral director involvement. The consumer is in total control. Clients are asked a number of questions and are able to organise and document their funeral needs in an easy to read, downloadable PDF format, before selecting a Funeral Director. Your PDF funeral plan can be used to share with your family (pre-need) or get itemised quotes from multiple funeral directors (at-need). 'Instead of picking a funeral company by guesswork, families will be able to shop around for funeral directors, and get the right funeral at the right price before proceeding to contract', said Erceg.   Watch our video   Since its founding, eziFunerals has transformed the funeral planning industry in many ways and has seen considerable growth in traffic and interest by individuals, consumer groups, funeral homes, aged care and funeral finance providers. 'Unlike other funeral planning sites, we do not get involved with the consumers final selection of funeral director. We DO NOT receive commissions from funeral directors', he says.   Learn more about eziFunerals today! eziFunerals operates Australia wide, including New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Read our FREE funeral guides View our BLOGS & ARTICLES Get your FREE eBook: ‘What Kind of Funeral’   About eziFunerals eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company, and are not a subsidiary of any other corporation. We do not conduct funerals and we are not part of any other funeral company. Zealous System Named a 2019 Top Mobile App Development Company by Clutch.co! 2019-05-16T12:31:17Z zealous-system-named-a-2019-top-mobile-app-development-company-by-clutch-co We have documented success of our ability to deliver quality mobile apps to our clients, and we’ve always made sure to see a project through because we know the importance mobile apps can be for a business.  Clutch has caught our ability to do this since recently they’ve featured us as a 2019 leader among mobile app development companies! Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews platform based in the heart of Washington DC that is committed to connecting businesses of all sizes to solutions providers that match their business needs. They rank thousands of firms based on a unique methodology that evaluates a firm’s technical capability, market presence, and verified client reviews. Here’s a look how we were evaluated and determined to be one of the leading mobile app developers in India. Additionally, our reputation has expanded beyond Clutch to their sister websites, The Manifest and Visual Objects. The Manifest provides business news, how-to guides, and industry reports and other metrics to help businesses narrow their search for their next business partner. We are excited to be listed among their rankings of the best software developers!Visual Objects is a portfolio website that allows creative agencies to display their work so businesses can visualize a future project before deciding which agency to hire. The top web developers are listed along with their portfolio items. Thank you Clutch for recognizing Zealous System as a 2019 leader in mobile app development companies! Without the support from our amazing clients none of this would be possible and we thank you for that. We look forward to continuing this positive momentum in 2019. Scoot propels customer experiences with Dell Boomi-fuelled data analytics 2019-05-14T03:26:47Z scoot-propels-customer-experiences-with-dell-boomi-fuelled-data-analytics Singapore – May 14, 2019 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that budget airline, Scoot, is using the Boomi integration platform for uninterrupted data sharing across the expanding organisation, allowing it to adapt more quickly to changing market conditions and therefore improve passenger experiences. Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines, operates a global network of 66 cities across 18 countries and territories across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United States, offering customers a cheaper alternative for travel. To provide these affordable services, Scoot relies on extensive data generated from its customers’ bookings and various internal systems. “Boomi gives us a dedicated, cloud-based integration tool that aligns to our all-cloud strategy, and is therefore able to handle the high volumes of system-to-system data transfer that our business model requires,” said Jason Chin, Vice-President – Information Technology at Scoot. “With the various features the platform provides, we will be able to connect our entire organisation to create a single source for our data, with the knowledge that this information is up to date and accurate. We will then be able to better understand our business and customers, and deliver the products and services that passengers want – before, during and after their flights.” Scoot implemented the low-code Boomi integration platform to replace a series of outdated connectors which did not provide the level of automated data management the organisation required. Its former integrations limited communication between Scoot’s systems and restricted access to data, inhibiting the potential of its sharing capabilities. These bespoke integrations were also code-heavy, consequently demanding substantial maintenance. This has been particularly beneficial amid Scoot’s expansion – the airline has grown from 20-plus to 60 routes following the consolidation of TigerAir into the Scoot brand – accelerating the organisation’s time to market despite the significant increase in customers and employees. Scoot has also been able to achieve this while maintaining its IT resources – as Boomi does not require the consistent upkeep of traditional integration technologies, it allows Scoot to achieve more with less. “The airline industry contains among the most diverse sets of customers, and with that comes the ongoing challenge of adapting to the demands of passengers,” said William Fu, Managing Director Asia at Dell Boomi. “By creating a centralised data repository using the Boomi integration platform, Scoot is able to establish a greater level of insight into its business, and in turn make business decisions nimbly as the market changes to bolster its competitiveness.” About Dell Boomi Boomi, an independent business unit of Dell, quickly and easily unites everything in your digital ecosystem so you can achieve better business outcomes, faster. Boomi’s intelligent, flexible, scalable platform accelerates your business results by linking your data, systems, applications, processes and people. Harnessing the power of the cloud to unify everything inside and outside of a business, Boomi gives more than 8,200 organizations the agility to lead the future. For more information, visit http://www.boomi.com. © 2019 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Special note: Statements in this material that relate to future results, future hiring, and future events or investment are forward-looking statements and are based on Boomi’s current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results, hiring, customer trends, and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the challenge of finding and onboarding new personnel, marketplace trends, ongoing management attention to the market, the uncertainties associated with technology changes and the development and release of new technology. Boomi and Dell Technologies assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Infoblox Appoints Kenneth Cartwright as Head of Channels – ANZ 2019-05-13T22:00:00Z infoblox-appoints-kenneth-cartwright-as-head-of-channels-anz Sydney – May 14, 2019 – Infoblox Inc., the leader in DNS, DHCP, IP address management (DDI) and secure cloud-managed network services, today announced that it has appointed Kenneth Cartwright as head of channels for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Based in Sydney, Cartwright is responsible for executing Infoblox’s channel go-to-market strategy across both countries, to support an increasing number of businesses that are adopting the company’s network control services. “ANZ is an important market for Infoblox as we continue to extend our leading position in DDI and secure cloud-managed network services,” said Hwa Cheong Wong, vice president of sales for Infoblox in Asia Pacific and Japan. “Kenneth’s demonstrated leadership, sales and channel skills naturally align with Infoblox’s commitment to help businesses in ANZ safeguard their networks, data and applications.” Cartwright has over 24 years of experience in the IT channel, with a varied career across distribution, as well as infrastructure and security vendors in the UK and Australia. Prior to joining Infoblox, Cartwright was distribution and channel account manager for FireEye, where he managed the company’s partners across Australia. Before that, he held a variety of channel and sales roles with Aerohive Networks, Brocade Communications, Ruckus Wireless, Clarity Technology, Extricom and Azlan Group. “As organisations transition from legacy networks to the cloud, secure cloud-managed network services are becoming the clear way forward, bringing next-level security, reliability and automation to on-premises, cloud and hybrid networks,” said Cartwright. “Infoblox is committed to working with our ANZ partners and customers in the best possible way to empower them to have advanced network control and protection without impacting their day-to-day operations.” About Infoblox Infoblox is leading the way to next-level DDI with its Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services. Infoblox brings next-level security, reliability, and automation to on-premises, cloud and hybrid networks, setting customers on a path to a single pane of glass for network management. Infoblox is a recognised leader with 50 percent market share comprised of 8,000 customers worldwide, including 350 of the Fortune 500. Learn more at www.infoblox.com Synology Host Solutions Exhibition alongside Computex, 2019 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z synology-host-solutions-exhibition-alongside-computex-2019 Data lies at the core of every industry transformation. Synology provides a wide array of solutions to ensure business continuity. Join us to explore the data life cycle and discover infinite possibilities of file access, storage, and backup. Synology will be hosting its own Solution Exhibition alongside Computex 2019 and you're invited! Join Synology at their new HQ in Taiwan! Date: 29th May 2019 - 31st May 2019 Time: 10am - 6pm Venue: Synology HQ - TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park (1F, No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220) 8-minute walk from the Far Eastern Hospital MRT station (Exit 3) For more information: https://event.synology.com/en-global/solutionexhibition_2019 If of interest and for RSVP, please contact: Shazana Roseli at shazana.roseli@taurusmarketing.com.au, John Wanna at john.wanna@taurusmarketing.com.au or Stacey Toskas at stacey.toskas@taurusmarketing.com.au +61 029415 4528 Genesys Taps Former Cisco, Microsoft and Skype Exec Tony Bates as CEO 2019-05-07T00:29:59Z genesys-taps-former-cisco-microsoft-and-skype-exec-tony-bates-as-ceo Genesys® (www.genesys.com), the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, today announced Tony Bates as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Bates succeeds Paul Segre, who will continue with Genesys as Chairman of the company. “In my 12 years as CEO, I’ve had the privilege of working with the best team in the industry. We have repeatedly disrupted the market, most recently with our cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations, and ended 2018 with $1.5 billion in revenue – our best year yet,” Segre said. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to step into a new role as chairman at this high point in the company’s history and welcome our new CEO, Tony Bates, at a time when there’s so much opportunity for Genesys.” Bates has decades of experience and success steering business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies through industry transitions and rapid scaling. This includes leading Cisco’s Service Provider business and growing its Enterprise and Commercial division to more than $20 billion in annual revenue. As CEO of Skype, Bates expanded the business to over 170 million connected users. Once Skype was acquired by Microsoft, Bates became President responsible for unified communications before serving as Executive Vice President of business development and developers. In addition to his role at Genesys, Bates will continue his appointments on the board of directors at both VMWare and eBay. The company also announced today that President Tom Eggemeier will transition into a new role as a partner at one of the company’s private equity investors, Permira. Presently, the Permira Funds and Hellman & Friedman own a combined majority stake in Genesys. “The opportunity to lead Genesys at this pivotal moment is truly an honour,” said Bates. “With its next-generation cloud business growing 85% year over year and rapid injection of AI throughout its customer experience platform, Paul and Tom have done an incredible job building Genesys into a market leader with a remarkable customer base. Especially noteworthy is its PureCloud offer, which is one of the fastest growing SaaS businesses ever, on par with high-growth companies like Zoom [1]. The immense opportunity ahead of us is clear, and I intend to ensure that we capitalise on it.” Brian Ruder, partner and co-head of Permira’s technology team commented, “With Tony at the helm, Genesys is poised to continue achieving record revenue, profitability, customer success and business impact in the market, building on the incredible foundation Paul and Tom established for the company. We are thrilled to keep working with Paul as chairman of Genesys, and to welcome Tom to Permira, where he will continue to help the Genesys team drive growth and bring his talents to our entire technology portfolio as well.” Tarim Wasim, partner at Hellman & Friedman said, “Tony brings years of proven success leading technology businesses as they navigate change and drive rapid growth. We welcome his energy, direction and leadership as Genesys builds on its recent momentum. We would also like to thank Paul and Tom for their stewardship, deep engagement and strong initiative in propelling Genesys forward as the undisputed leader in the customer experience market.” [1] Source: Based on publicly available financials from SEC filings (with exception of Genesys PureCloud) Zoom: Total revenue from FYE Jan 2017 to FYE Jan 2019 Genesys PureCloud: PureCloud revenue from FYE Dec 2017 to FYE Dec 2019 (budgeted) New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch.