The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-01-24T10:30:52Z What are Characteristics of a Reliable Web Design Company? 2020-01-24T10:30:52Z what-are-characteristics-of-a-reliable-web-design-company Summary: If you want to build a website for your business then you should go to a web design company but you should make sure that the company understands your business.  What makes a web design company different from others is its approach. An agency that reviews its design like visitors can do the best job. The first thing in making websites is choosing designs.  “Your website should look attractive. Or it would be better to say that the visitors should find it so impressive that they stop on the site for a long time. If your site is capable of holding attention of the visitors, it can make profit for your business”, said owner of a leading web design company. Today creating a beautiful design is a child’s play because there many tools available. For example, you can use a ready-to-design template or convert a PSD image into a HTML file to create a design for your site. But you should know what design attracts the targeted audiences. The agency working on your site needs doing an in-depth study of expectations of your customers. The second important thing about a site is its ability to boost credibility of your business. You can promote the site with the help of digital marketing that involves search engine optimization and social media. But its design and presentation can also help in brand building in the long run.  “Impressed with the design, they would come to your site again and again and promote your site by word of mouth. In addition to being attractive, the design should reflect the business in letter and spirit. Whenever your website visitors think of the business you do, they should recall your site”, the agency owner said. The third important factor of web designing is user experience. Visitors would want to come back to your site again and again, if they get enhanced user experience. They shouldn’t find any difficulty or hassle in exploring your site and drawing information about your business.  Your site should have all necessary features like fast downloading and mobile optimization. If your site downloads quickly and decently on all browsers, the visitors would be happy to visit your site. Also, they will be able to visit your mobile-optimized site on their Smartphones and tabs.  Enhanced user experience would provide the visitors a reason to visit your site. Whenever they need information about the business you are doing, they will first visit your site. In other words, they will give you an opportunity to make profit. If you can fulfil their needs, you can make profit.  “Each visitor would rate your site according to his experience. But your website should be able to fulfil needs of every visitor. It is possible, if your site is designed in the best possible way”, the owner of web design company maintained. Content is also an important factor to consider. You can take content to be voice of your site. And for this reason, you need to be very careful about content selection and publication. It has to be interesting and error free. Your website would do a better job, if it is professionally designed by an experienced web design company like ours. Australia’s leading cryptocurrency exchange launches in Singapore 2020-01-24T04:09:02Z australia-s-leading-cryptocurrency-exchange-launches-in-singapore Following a succession of strategic partnerships and business growth in 2019, Independent Reserve has today announced it has expanded its services to Singapore. Singapore residents will be able to buy, trade and hold digital currencies through Independent Reserve’s platform. Founded in 2013, the exchange is a pro-regulation platform with the highest levels of security.  Having an already strong presence in Australia and New Zealand, including over 120,000 customers and around 8,000 self-managed super funds (SMSFs), Adrian Przelozny, CEO and founder of Independent Reserve, said he was pleased to be able to offer the platform’s proven, tested and refined services to a wider audience in APAC. “Following a number of positive moves by Singaporean regulators, including the introduction of the Payments Services Act by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), we felt the time was right to make this move. Having worked closely with Australian regulators, and as the only Australian exchange to have insurance on crypto assets, the response we’ve received so far from the Singapore market has been overwhelmingly positive.” “As part of this, we’ll soon be integrating Singaporean dollar trading pairs into our platform,” concluded Mr Przelozny.  L-R: Independent Reserve executive team, Lasanka Perera (COO), Adrian Przelozny (CEO and founder) and Roman Stefanidi (CTO) The exchange will run under a separate entity called Independent Reserve SG PTE LTD.  Independent Reserve has built a proprietary, institutional grade trading platform to allow users to buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP) and other digital currencies.  Back in Australia, the cryptocurrency exchange has been working closely with various regulatory bodies including AUSTRAC to formulate AML/CTF regulatory frameworks for the industry.  In February 2019, Independent Reserve announced it had become the first cryptocurrency exchange in Australia to offer insurance coverage to its clients. The policy insures against theft or loss of any cryptocurrency that is held in an Independent Reserve trading account. The exchange also partnered with KPMG in a world first partnership between a top four accounting firm and a cryptocurrency exchange to create a crypto tax calculator. The digital tool - developed by KPMG - plugs directly into a user’s Independent Reserve account, allowing traders to estimate tax obligations on their portfolio, all with just the click of a button. 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 https://www.independentreserve.com.sg/ Techtel Deploys 4K Media and Production Facility for AFL Superpower West Coast Eagles 2020-01-24T02:18:34Z techtel-deploys-4k-media-and-production-facility-for-afl-superpower-west-coast-eagles Sydney, 24 January 2020 - Techtel has completed an extensive end-to-end systems integration and commissioning of a brand new 4K/Ultra HD media and production facility for the West Coast Eagles AFL Club. Located in the heart of the club’s brand new Training and Administration Centre, this media and production facility is a showcase of cutting edge technologies brought together to boost member engagement and provide a superior and differentiated offering for their sponsors. The new facilities consist of an integrated TV studio, radio studio, and media theatre. The TV studio utilizes the latest in 4K production technology enabled by Newtek’s VMC1 Vision Mixer, which supports NDI - a widely adopted IP standard, and accommodates the most demanding workflows as well as virtualized production allowing the football club to easily expand its current capabilities. The Newtek NVG1 IP Graphics server complements this technology as a powerful, turnkey graphics system allowing seamless integration of industry-leading VizRT playout capabilities into the West Coast Eagles’ video production workflow. Furthermore, Techtel installed a “Green Screen” curtain for easy background footage manipulation and winched lighting bars which support an array of DMX controlled LED studio lights by Lumos for advanced lighting control. The radio studio is designed to accommodate a host and up to 4 guests. All audio sources are mixed locally with all microphones also available as Dante IP sources. The option for video coverage is also provided through the 3 Panasonic PTZ NDI cameras while a Newtek Tricaster Mini allows the operators the ability to control and switch the cameras. Furthermore, an integrated Newtek Talkshow device provides Skype™ native integration in both the TV and radio studios. Portable devices have also been provided to allow for additional cameras to be connected at various points throughout the facility. The result is a versatile, interconnected system that allows operators to output content to a variety of platforms including live streaming to the playing field scoreboard, the media theatre screen or the Internet. Alternately, content can be recorded to a Newtek media asset management system, allowing it to be edited and uploaded to the West Coast Eagles’ website, YouTube or published as podcasts. The media theatre features lectern microphones which are available as press-splits at the rear of the theatre or as Dante sources. A Panasonic PTZ NDI camera with a birds-eye view also provides a video feed from the theatre. Site-wide communication is enabled by the ClearCom HelixNet Partyline System, which is available in the TV control room and studio, radio studio and various beltpack connection points throughout the facility.  “Techtel has reasons to be proud of this project. We built the entire installation from the ground up with the unique technical features that now put West Coast Eagles on a par with international clubs”, says Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO. “We are confident that these new, state of the art media and production facilities will prove to be an excellent tool for West Coast Eagles’ member and sponsor engagement initiatives and we look forward to cheering West Coast on in season 2020”. “Techtel’s flexible workflow design allows us to efficiently make the best use of the club’s resources, and deliver a more dynamic and engaging stream for our supporters. Thanks to Techtel, West Coast Eagles is now geared for 4K Ultra HD production, delivering multi-platform coverage of our news and events”, said Steven Bandy, Head of Production at West Coast Eagles AFL Club. BeThere™ Group combines expertise with software platform CAPTUR3D to create insurance-specific SaaS 2020-01-23T23:51:30Z bethere-group-combines-expertise-with-software-platform-captur3d-to-create-insurance-specific-saas Today, BeThere™Group has joined forces with CAPTUR3D to provide cutting edge, industry-specific SaaS for insurance.  BeThere™ and CAPTUR3D have combined their extensive knowledge of the insurance process, customer service and software development to meet the needs of the ever-expanding insurance industry.  Leading with one of the fastest-growing tech hardware companies in the US, Matterport, BeThere and CAPTUR3D will pair the latest 3D digital evidence with a best-in-class sharing platform, to assist incumbents and 3rd party providers.  CEO and Co-Founder of BeThere™, Grant Beck, brings to the table six years of intensive experience with insurance claims. As a building assessor and Forensic Fire Scene Investigator, Beck knows first hand the pain points experienced by claims handlers, customers and suppliers when attempting to show stakeholders the magnitude of loss at their property.  Beck explains just how transformative these digital tools will be in easing the claims process: “Using 3D tools to scan an area of damage is going to change the way we look and manage claims. Our workforce of claims handlers is younger and technology to them is the now, not the future. So if we can use this technology to almost gamify their job role to better understand a loss we will see better customer service, improved NPS scores, and overall retention in staff into a role that has on average 40% turnover of staff per annum”. COO of BeThere™, Simon Wojcik, has been able to use his decade of experience in business development and training to guide the transition to this new SaaS with customers:  “Technology is advancing so quickly that organisations need to constantly look for ways to improve and innovate otherwise risk being left behind. Insurance is a unique industry with its own set of challenges.  We have worked extensively with industry experts to tailor and develop a safe and secure 3D solution to fit seamlessly into existing processes whilst providing industry-specific, onsite training and support.” As a world leading content management system for Matterport Virtual Tours, CAPTUR3D provides a cost-effective and efficient way to manage 3D data. By building specific digital tools for insurance, CAPTUR3D is allowing the benefits of 3D data to become ubiquitous across the entire industry.  COO of CAPTUR3D, Steven Kounnas, envisions how quickly this approach to data management could become an industry standard:  “We’re seeing this kind of data visualisation technology be adopted at an extraordinary rate overseas, particularly in the US. The intuitive nature of digital twins is such that the insurance process can become truly accessible for all stakeholders involved. Being able to visualise data in real-time ultimately aids the transparency of claims handling, limiting the opportunity for disputes. As such, we want to see digital twin technology really find a foothold here in Australia and New Zealand.”  For more information, please visit us @ https://bethere.net.au  or contact us on 1300 050 098 About the BeThere™ Group BeThere™ Group provides 3D Digital Evidence Capture Solutions and associated Virtual Reality Training to Companies, Enterprise and Government Organisations.  Insurance Solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aNhzUIi6Mo Fire 3D capture Example: https://bethere-virtual-tour.captur3d.io/page/bethere/large-fire-damage Discover more about BeThere™ Group’s services @ https://bethere.net.au  About CAPTUR3D CAPTUR3D is the all-in-one Content Management System that extends value to your Matterport Virtual Tours. Discover more about CAPTUR3D’s services @ http://captur3d.io Microsoft and Genesys expand partnership to help enterprises seize the power of the cloud for better customer experiences 2020-01-23T23:16:20Z microsoft-and-genesys-expand-partnership-to-help-enterprises-seize-the-power-of-the-cloud-for-better-customer-experiences Microsoft Corp. and Genesys have expanded their partnership to provide enterprises with a new cloud service for contact centres that enables them to deliver superior interactions for customers. With the omnichannel customer experience solution, Genesys Engage™, running on Microsoft Azure, enterprises have the security and scalability they need to manage the complexities involved with connecting every touchpoint throughout the customer journey. Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure will be available in late 2020. To accelerate adoption, the companies are providing Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure through a joint co-selling and go-to-market strategy. Customers will benefit from a streamlined buying process that puts them on a clear path to the cloud. The power of Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure With its multi-tenant architecture, Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure gives customers the ability to innovate faster and improve their business agility. In addition, by running the Genesys customer experience solution on this dependable cloud environment, enterprises will be able to maximise their investment in Microsoft Azure through simplified management and maintenance requirements, centralised IT expertise, reduced costs and more. These solutions make it easier for enterprises to leverage cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies so they can gain deeper insights and provide tailor-made experiences for their customers. Nemo Verbist, Senior Vice President of Intelligent Business and Intelligent Workplace at NTT Ltd., one of the top five global technology and services providers for the world’s largest enterprises and a partner of both Microsoft and Genesys, sees great value in the partnership. Verbist said, “Many of our customers have standardised on Microsoft solutions, and Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure gives them an additional opportunity to take advantage of their investment. Together, these solutions provide enterprises a secure and powerful foundation to communicate with their customers in creative and meaningful ways.” “Large contact centres receive an exceptionally high volume of inquiries across a growing list of channels and platforms. One of the biggest challenges is connecting the details of every interaction across all channels to ensure each customer has a seamless experience,” said Kate Johnson, President, Microsoft U.S. “By leveraging Microsoft’s Azure cloud and AI technologies, Genesys is helping enterprises create a seamless customer journey with Microsoft’s trusted, secure, and scalable platform.” “We are thrilled to give large enterprises the opportunity to run their mission-critical customer experience platform in the cloud environment they already know and trust — Microsoft Azure,” said Peter Graf, Chief Strategy Officer of Genesys. “Together, we’re making it simpler for even the most complex organisations to transition to the cloud, enabling them to unlock efficiencies and accelerate innovation so they can build deeper connections with customers.” The companies are also exploring and developing new integrations for Genesys and Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure Cognitive Services to streamline collaboration and communications for employees and customers. More information will be released about these upcoming integrations later this year. Register for the upcoming webinar, Genesys + Microsoft Azure: Transform Your Customer Experience in the Cloud, on March 4, to learn more. About Genesys Every year, Genesys® delivers more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organisations in over 100 countries. Through the power of the cloud and AI, our technology connects every customer moment across marketing, sales and service on any channel, while also improving employee experiences. Genesys pioneered Experience as a ServiceSM so organisations of any size can provide true personalisation at scale, interact with empathy, and foster customer trust and loyalty. This is enabled by Genesys CloudTM, an all-in-one solution and the world’s leading public cloud contact centre platform, designed for rapid innovation, scalability and flexibility. Visit http://www.genesys.com/anz. ©2020 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. Genesys and the Genesys logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Genesys. All other company names and logos may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies. About Microsoft Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more. For more information: Microsoft Media Relations WE Communications for Microsoft +1 (425) 638-7777 rrt@we-worldwide.com Genesys Media Relations: Elizabeth Williams |Group Account Director ZADRO elizabeth@zadroagency.com +61 411 201 354 Yvette Schlegelmilch | Account Manager ZADRO yvette@zadroagency.com +61 423 954 224 Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Centre at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at https://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts. Nexis® Solutions and Blue Prism Team-Up to Help Clients Mitigate Third-Party Risk and Automate the Entity Due Diligence Process 2020-01-23T21:30:00Z nexis-r-solutions-and-blue-prism-team-up-to-help-clients-mitigate-third-party-risk-and-automate-the-entity-due-diligence-process SYDNEY, Australia – January 24, 2020 — The need for organisations to mitigate an evolving array of third-party reputational, regulatory, financial and strategic business risks, has driven an innovative partnership between Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) and Nexis® Solutions. The partnership will see Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform integrated with Nexis Diligence™, in order to help organisations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their entity due diligence process with intelligent automation capabilities. Working together, Blue Prism RPA and Nexis Diligence™ accelerate screening, due diligence analysis and reporting. The digital workforce searches global data sets, retrieves results and compiles reports from Nexis Diligence into customised formats, all the while working seamlessly alongside business stakeholders and decision makers. The ability to streamline due diligence research on customers, vendors and other third parties helps improve the overall regulatory compliance of any organisation. Blue Prism RPA and Nexis Diligence together helps mitigate business risks, enhance operational efficiencies while supporting an organisation’s strategic priorities. “We are working with partners who are using AI, analytics and other leading technologies to help mitigate a wide range of ethical breaches of conduct,” says Peter Walker, CTO for Blue Prism EMEA. “Nexis Solutions is at the forefront of this battle and they are using Blue Prism to drive intelligent automation solutions across mission critical processes in some of the most highly regulated industries on the planet. We are proud to be working with a partner that shares the same vision and dedication for delivering customer value.” Nexis Diligence is a cloud-based solution that helps uncover potential risk exposure from customers, vendors and other third parties by bringing together the key data in one place—for performing comprehensive, third-party due diligence checks. The search and viewing results can be exported to create customised reports that maintain audit trails of all due diligence investigations. Nexis Diligence will also be made accessible to customers via Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange (DX), an intelligent automation “app store” and online community. Together, Nexis Diligence and Blue Prism RPA can help businesses achieve the following enterprise benefits: Increased efficiency: Reduce time-consuming, labor intensive, manual data gathering for up to 98 percent time savings; improve accuracy, and eliminate delays, enabling due diligence teams to focus on higher value tasks such as risk assessment review and escalation. A user-friendly and uncomplicated workflow: Easy, drag and drop interface enables uncomplicated configuration of due diligence process steps for both Nexis Diligence and associated workflow stages (e.g. input names to search, notify analyst when report ready for review, etc.) Versatility: Applicable to both day-to-day ongoing processes and urgent ad hoc tasks such as time sensitive due diligence remediation/refresh. As the pioneer and inventor of RPA, Blue Prism is known in the industry as the trusted brand with many technological firsts and innovations in the RPA market. In terms of security, the company was the first RPA vendor to achieve CA Veracode Verified Continuous accreditation as well as working with Project Hosts, a FedRAMP-authorized Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider. Other milestones include, Lifecycle Management (introduced 2006), RBAC (2006), Workload Management (2009), Disaster Recover (2009), Credential vaulting (2011), High Availability (2015), Industry’s only certified cloud reference architecture (2016) and more. Mark Dunn, Portfolio Director at Nexis® Solutions, a division of LexisNexis Legal & Professional, says, “We are delighted to join forces with Blue Prism because their proven leadership in Intelligent Automation helps us better serve our clients. When Nexis Diligence combines with Blue Prism RPA those manual, repetitive, high volume checks that due diligence teams conduct can now be quickly automated. Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce can help reduce the time of some entity due diligence processes by up to 98 percent. With RPA delivering this type of business efficiency, due diligence analysts can now refocus their skillsets to higher value activities.” About Blue Prism As the pioneer in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blue Prism has emerged as the trusted and secure Intelligent Automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now, Blue Prism brings you the enterprise-grade connected-RPA Platform—supported by our Digital Exchange (DX) app store—to join operational leaders with accessible, advanced cognitive technologies and a community of experts, researchers and providers. Comprised of interoperable intelligent Digital Workers, capable of multi-tasking, swarming to tasks as needed, working in teams, identifying and recovering from failures, and carrying out business process automations at all levels, the connected-RPA platform is system- and application-agnostic and makes use of artificial intelligence (AI), including enhanced access to third-party AI technologies from the DX. Available on-premises, in the cloud, hybrid, or as an integrated SaaS solution, Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission-critical processes with ease, while delivering unprecedented security, accuracy, productivity, and accelerated innovation, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative and meaningful work. More than 1,500 global enterprise 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. About Nexis® Solutions The Nexis® Solutions division of LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves companies and organisations across the globe, offering premier news and corporate information through a portfolio of solutions, including the flagship and award-winning Nexis®. This unique combination of market-leading content and innovative technology helps business professionals make more insightful decisions by offering them quick and easy access to the latest news, facts and insights regarding their brand, clients, prospects, competitors, suppliers and industry trends. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communicatons Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au © 2019 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, “Thoughtonomy”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. ©2020 LexisNexis.LexisNexis, Nexis and the Knowledge Burst logo are registered trademarks of RELX Inc. Other products or services may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. All rights reserved Microsoft Certified—Onsite Computer Repair Company Servicing the Greater Brisbane Area 2020-01-23T08:03:26Z more-about-get-computer-repair Get Computer Repair 140 Union Street Spring Hill QLD 4000 (07) 3155 2040 www.getcomputerrepair.com   New Farm— In Today’s era computer repair services are very important in our society.Due to wide use of computers or laptops the demand of computer repair service is increasing day by day.On-site repair service centres offers in particular area residents by providing technician to your house and fix the issues infront of user. It is very useful for those people who lives around Brisbane. Computers are very beneficial and  they offers many services to society.We offers all services to many IT companies,residents ad small business.Computers are the best part of modern society.Big computer manufacturers import and export their products all over the world. Get Computer Repair provides many services such as File Clean up ,Registry Repair,Fix Slow Start-up,Junk Program Removal,PC Optimization for faster overall speed,Removal of nagging pop-up windows,Removal of Spyware Infections,Removal of web site redirection and Virus Removal.  Local computer repair solves all the problems of consumers in a cheapest way.It saves the shipping cost.Local repair services provides quick and fast services the users should not wait for long time. The technicians who offer on-site services reduce the wait time completely. There’s nothing so disappointing  as trying to explain the computer issues to an automated service. Face-to-face interaction saves time or money ,and also satisfied the customer by solving issues related to computer infront of person.  Get Computer Repair company provides on-site fixes for laptops, PCs, and Macs in the greater Brisbane area including technicians dedicated to computer repairs in many suburbs such as Inner Suburbs,Northern Suburbs,Southern Suburbs,Eastern Suburbs,Western Suburbs,Urban Ipswich, Redland City and Logan City. Their technicians are Microsoft certified, professionals who can improve your computer’s performance by removing viruses, adware and annoying pop-ups and errors from your computer. Even have your laptop or computer upgraded or install replacement parts that we can provide.  Get Computer Repair cover  areas well for Brisbane residents. They offer computer repairs in Sunshine Coast, this company with numerous five-star reviews is providing an undeniable service to Brisbane’s residents and economy.  Whether for profession or delight, computers are necessary in every individuals life, and with companies like  Get Computer Repair residents of the greater Brisbane area can be assured of the proper  functioning of their devices. Visit website for more details.  Contact: Robert Krajnyk support@getcomputerrepair.com   mcr IT becomes an accredited OEM Integrator in the South Pacific Region with Hewlett Packard Enterprise 2020-01-23T05:00:04Z mcr-it-becomes-an-accredited-oem-integrator-in-the-south-pacific-region-with-hewlett-packard-enterprise NIELSEN, Bronwyn. January 22, 2020. mcr IT, North Sydney based IT Services company, has today signed an Original Equipment Manufacturer Integrator (OEM-I) agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to collaborate on providing services and value to HPE OEM partners based in Australia. The role of an HPE OEM-I is to support the ecosystem of HPE OEM partners with the following services: ·        Simplify the delivery of HPE solutions though purchasing and aggregating required hardware and software ·        Build configurations ·        Load OEM software and equipment, which is then tested and delivered ·        Deploy solutions at the customer site ·        Including international services The benefits of this OEM-I agreement Through this OEM-I agreement, HPE OEM partners will leverage mcrIT’s capabilities and experience, resulting in better utilisation of resources, improved solution reliability, lower risks, lower costs, and overall customer satisfaction. By leveraging the HPE OEM program and mcr IT services, resources and capabilities, OEM partners can focus resources on what they do best – selling, marketing, innovating, developing market-leading solutions and focusing resources on their customers. The OEM Integrator services involved As part of this HPE OEM-I agreement, mcr IT will aggregate all required hardware and software across all HPE solutions including servers, storage, security and networking. Aggregation Services The mcr IT team will unpack, assemble, build, install and test everything to make the final product. This is a meticulous and thorough process to ensure a reliable final product once the unit is ready to ship, mcr IT’s logistics and freight team manage everything from when it leaves the warehouse to when it’s received. mcr IT also offers expertise and experience with international shipment, including shipping, fees, taxes and international freight forwarding - a great benefit for OEM partners who seek international markets. Integration mcr IT helps customers seamlessly integrate OEM solutions into their environments.   Sam Vakili, CEO of mcr IT said, “We are honoured to be chosen to join the HPE OEM ecosystem. HPE is a global company – and as a result, they search for the ideal IT partner businesses to be local agents for their suite of products. I am proud to say that mcr IT was selected through an extensive qualification process. We have an excellent team of IT specialists and we look forward to this exciting OEM partnership going forward.”   “mcr IT is a longstanding HPE partner with strong capabilities and customer service focus. By joining forces, together we are offering valuable service to HPE OEM partners to help build reliable solutions,” said Andrew Susa, director, OEM, South Pacific Region, HPE. “By combining benefits of the HPE OEM program, HPE core technologies such as compute, storage and networking, with mcr IT’s resources and capabilities, HPE OEM partners can better utilise their resources to focus on innovation and building superior solutions for their customers. We look forward to having mcr IT as an HPE OEM-Integration partner, and to continue growing the HPE OEM ecosystem of partners and world-class industry solutions.”   Contacts: Sam Vakili, CEO mcr IT – sam.vakili@mcr.com.au Andrew Susa, Director, OEM, South Pacific Region – andrew.susa@hpe.com Quadrant Partners with LiveRamp To Expand APAC Audience Data 2020-01-23T04:11:48Z quadrant-partners-with-liveramp-to-expand-apac-audience-data Expanded availability of Quadrant Audiences data in Asia Pacific. Currently available in Australia and New Zealand, with plans to roll out to the rest of APAC in early 2020 Quadrant’s mission to be a globally recognised audience data provider shares synergies with LiveRamp’s reputation for quality and transparency More of the world’s leading adtech and advertising platforms will enjoy easy access to Quadrant’s data in 2020 SYDNEY, 22 JANUARY 2020 – Quadrant.io, the leading data and technology provider specialising in high-quality mobile location-based data, has partnered with LiveRamp, the leading identity platform powering exceptional customer experiences, to bring its best-in-class audience data to the LiveRamp platform and its marketplace of data buyers across Asia Pacific. LiveRamp IdentityLink connects people, data, and devices across the digital and physical worlds, powers the people-based marketing revolution and allows consumers to safely connect with the brands and products they love. Quadrant, meanwhile, provides purpose-built mobile location-based audience data that helps advertisers and marketers understand and meet their unique campaign needs. Quadrant’s primary focus on location data caters to an essential need of this group to understand real-world behaviour, movement, and intent. Julien Escande, Commercial Director at Quadrant.io, said: “We’re delighted to partner with LiveRamp as we continue to expand the availability of our high-quality audience data to advertisers and marketers across Asia Pacific. This partnership will be invaluable to Quadrant in opening up new channels where our data can be found and purchased based on customers’ needs. We look forward to seeing more of our audience data making its way onto some of the world’s leading advertising and adtech platforms, through LiveRamp.” Natalya Pollard, Country Manager for ANZ at LiveRamp, said: “LiveRamp prides itself on enabling customers to access only the highest quality audience data and empowering customers to innovate by making data accessible and meaningful. This partnership with Quadrant sees us continuing to deliver on that commitment. Starting today, Quadrant’s audience data will be available through hundreds of integrations we have in  Australia and New Zealand, with plans to include the wider APAC region. As we expand the range of data available on our platform, our customers continue to enjoy more choice and selection while not compromising on quality.” LiveRamp has distinguished itself as the world’s leading identity-resolution platform. A key part of this is around resolving various identities and identifiers across the omnichannel spectrum of mobile, cookies, and real-world assets. Quadrant’s real-world location and audience data, meanwhile, makes it a perfect fit for the LiveRamp platform and customer needs. Together, Quadrant and LiveRamp share the mission of providing advertisers and marketers with actionable real-world insights aligned to digital signals. -END- About Quadrant.io Quadrant is a data and technology organisation specialised in high quality mobile location-based data. Quadrant provides purpose-built mobile location data feeds that help you understand and meet your customers’ needs. Quadrant’s primary focus is on location data, which is an essential tool in understanding the behaviour of potential customers. About LiveRamp LiveRamp provides the identity platform leveraged by brands and their partners to deliver innovative products and exceptional experiences. LiveRamp IdentityLink connects people, data, and devices across the digital and physical worlds, powering the people-based marketing revolution and allowing consumers to safely connect with the brands and products they love. For more information, visit www.LiveRamp.com.au. Nozomi Networks Earns Leadership Ranking in Frost Radar with 2019 Record of Growth & Innovation 2020-01-23T01:56:46Z nozomi-networks-earns-leadership-ranking-in-frost-radar-with-2019-record-of-growth-innovation SYDNEY, January 23, 2020 — Nozomi Networks Inc., the leader in OT and IoT security, has been recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the market leader in its Frost Radar: 2019 Growth, Innovation & Leadership report*.Strictly reserved for “market leaders at the forefront of innovation,” the report recognises Nozomi Networks for its growth strategy, global customer expansion, R&D and product innovation. “The risk to operational networks and mixed network environments has never been higher as the attack surface for cyber threats expands with increasingly interconnected IT, OT and IoT networks and devices,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Sankara Narayanan. “With an impressive understanding of the expanding markets it serves, Nozomi Networks is transforming traditional ICS cybersecurity to pinpoint OT and IoT threats in real-time and address an even broader set of customers with solutions that unify OT, IoT and IT security monitoring.” Each year, Frost & Sullivan identifies leaders best positioned to expand the market by strategically broadening their product portfolio. Frost Radar leaders “consistently develop new growth strategies based on a visionary understanding of the future, and thus more efficiently address new challenges and opportunities.” “Nozomi Networks is honoured to receive this recognition as we close our strongest year ever,” said CEO Edgard Capdevielle. “It not only validates a monumental year of growth and innovation for Nozomi Networks but acknowledges the growing importance of the rapidly expanding markets we serve. As the lines between IT, OT and IoT merge its time to rethink the way we secure these mixed environments to ensure that the business processes and critical infrastructure we rely on every day are always safe.” 2019 was a watershed year for Nozomi Networks in which the company realised record growth and innovation. Nozomi Networks 2019 Record Growth44th Fastest Growing company in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500500% customer growth and 100% customer retentionTotal installations grew more than 2x to more than 2,250 worldwideTotal number of devices supported grew more than 8x to more than 2.6 millionNozomi Networks customers now include:6 of the world’s top 20 oil & gas organisations5 of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies4 of the world’s top 10 utilities4 of the world’s top 10 mining operations347 proof of concept pilots initiated in 2019 – with an 80% win-rate Channel and strategic partners grew 46% to more than 212 worldwidePartnered with the world’s 5 largest IT cybersecurity companies 508 partner engineers trained and certified on Nozomi Networks technologyRetired General Motors CISO Rich Armour and Retired Palo Alto Networks Vice President of Sales John Spiliotis joined Former DHS Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding on Nozomi Networks advisory boardDoubled Nozomi Networks’ employee base, now operating out of 15 offices around the world Opened a new 16,000 square-foot R&D, Nozomi Networks Labs facility and European Headquarters in Mendrisio, Switzerland Nozomi Networks 2019 Record InnovationNamed a 2019 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer for our impact on helping industrial infrastructure around the world become more resilient and secureHundreds of threats found and stopped, using Nozomi Networks solutions90% of the time we uncover operational or cyber security risks within the first 24 hours of installationNozomi Networks Labs reported 20 Responsible Disclosures, resulting in 16 CVEs published to date via DHS ICS Cert Alerts Helped establish the International Society of Automation’s (ISA’s) new Global Cybersecurity Alliance (GCA) New product offerings released in 2019 include:Guardian cybersecurity technology embedded in leading industrial and IT platforms - including Siemens Ruggedcom Multi-Service Platform RX1500 and Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series switches.Guardian Community Edition - A free tool designed to help security and risk management teams take the first step in expanding their risk lens to include OT and IoT cyber security. GCE gives users visibility into OT and IoT assets in their environments.New Remote Collectors available with Nozomi Networks v19 release offers a low-resource appliance to gather asset and network data from hard-to-reach locations and end points (think wind turbines, etc.). Once deployed, Remote Collectors send data to Guardian for analysis and reporting.New Built-in Reports available “out-of-the-box” with the v109 release of Guardian – including reports for compliance and security postures reports in addition to reports for asset inventory and CIS Controls for industrial control systems.Customisable Reporting Profiles released in 2019, help prioritise the types of alerts received and how they are displayed.A New Query Builder in Guardian v19 allows a user to quickly drill down into the details of the data in the environment, with the added ability to transform the analysis into charts and graphs for custom dashboards and reporting. 66,860 indicators added to Nozomi Networks Threat Intelligence Feed. *Frost & Sullivan’s annual Frost Radar is a robust analytical tool that benchmarks companies’ innovation focus and growth performance in a given market. Visit Nozomi Networks website to read the full report from Frost & Sullivan. About Frost & SullivanFrost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion. About Nozomi NetworksNozomi Networks is accelerating the pace of digital transformation by pioneering innovation for OT and IoT security and visibility. Leading the industry, we make it possible to tackle escalating cyber risks to industrial and IoT networks. In a single solution, Nozomi Networks delivers visibility, threat detection and insight to thousands of the largest critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation and other industrial sites around the world. Integrated with our extensive partner ecosystem, organisations can have a unified view of their enterprise risks. www.nozominetworks.com Blue Prism Expands IBM Partnership to Deliver Broader Intelligent Automation Capabilities 2020-01-22T21:30:00Z blue-prism-expands-ibm-partnership-to-deliver-broader-intelligent-automation-capabilities Sydney, AUSTRALIA – January 23, 2020 —Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announces an expanded technical partnership with IBM (NYSE:IBM). The collaboration integrates three core capabilities of IBM Cloud Pak for Automation, which includes Workflow, Capture and Decisions, with Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce. These jointly developed API connectors, available on Blue Prism’s Digital Exchange, give organisations access to both Blue Prism RPA and an array of interactions with IBM Cloud Pak for Automation capabilities – including business automation workflow (BPM and ACM), business decision automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and intelligent document processing – in a single solution to address the problem of interoperability between disparate technologies. Specific IBM Cloud Pak for Automation capabilities include: Operational Decision Manager – a comprehensive decision automation solution to model, manage and automate rules-based business decisions Business Automation Workflow – a business process and case management solution to design, management and orchestrate end-to-end workflows Business Automation Content Analyser – an AI-powered data capture service to extract and organise data from unstructured content, requiring minimal document training. Blue Prism has delivered several global RPA solutions for more than 4 years and with these new integrations, customers can leverage this prebuilt interaction to accelerate automation projects. Organisations face four basic options when they want to automate: 1) creating a solution from scratch; 2) buying a collection of applications; 3) buying packaged applications; and 4) adopting an automation platform. These pre-built interaction connectors connect Blue Prism with IBM Cloud Pak for Automation capabilities to give companies more choices and options for the approach that makes the most sense for their business – regardless of cloud preference. Both the IBM Cloud Pak for Automation and Blue Prism platforms can either be deployed on IBM public cloud, and/or leverage the solution’s cloud native reference architecture to run on any public cloud. “Over the past few years, IBM Services has successfully partnered with Blue Prism to deploy software bots for clients globally to drive innovation and improve overall customer service," says Kramer Reeves, Director of Marketing, IBM Automation at IBM. “Now, with the new Blue Prism connectors to our automation software platform, IBM Cloud Pak for Automation will be integrated with other automation software — like AI, workflow, decisions, data capture or content services — RPA to automate even more types of work at scale.” Besides addressing overall system interoperability, making it easier for companies to digitise and scale work, and giving organisations more choices, this expanded partnership offers several benefits to customers, including: Build and deploy Blue Prism software to read data from documents, initiate business services, and automate human tasks. For example, in an order-to-cash example, use Blue Prism to read data from a purchase order and automatically enter the order into an ERP system according to pre-determined complex business rules. Integrate IBM Cloud Pak for Automation capabilities with Blue Prism intelligent automation for the skills you need, when you need them. Easily create smarter digital workers with advanced skills to help organisations stay competitive and continue to move the business forward. Build once, run anywhere options. Build and deploy automation applications on-premises, on one or more private or public clouds, in pre-integrated systems, or as a managed service on IBM public cloud “This expanded technical partnership with IBM gives organisations a solution for any stage of the digital transformation process – whether it’s using RPA capabilities to complement ongoing efforts, or building out such advanced capabilities as AI, machine learning, natural language processing, intelligent document processing, and Workflow around current RPA initiatives,” says Colin Redbond, SVP, Emerging Technologies at Blue Prism. “This offering takes our existing integration with IBM Watson and expands on it with IBM Cloud Pak for Automation to give organisations all the tools they need to not only automate complex processes with built-in skills, but to also organise and manage data and processes in a way that makes sense for their business.” About Blue Prism As the pioneer in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Blue Prism has emerged as the trusted and secure Intelligent Automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now, Blue Prism brings you the enterprise-grade connected-RPA Platform—supported by our Digital Exchange (DX) app store—to join operational leaders with accessible, advanced cognitive technologies and a community of experts, researchers and providers. Comprised of interoperable intelligent Digital Workers, capable of multi-tasking, swarming to tasks as needed, working in teams, identifying and recovering from failures, and carrying out business process automations at all levels, the connected-RPA platform is system- and application-agnostic and makes use of artificial intelligence (AI), including enhanced access to third-party AI technologies from the DX. Available on-premises, in the cloud, hybrid, or as an integrated SaaS solution, Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission-critical processes with ease, while delivering unprecedented security, accuracy, productivity, and accelerated innovation, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative and meaningful work. More than 1,500 global enterprise 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 Einstinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au © 2019 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, “Thoughtonomy”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Aspera Mobile launches a GEM of a 4G dual-SIM smartphone for just $149 2020-01-22T08:13:32Z aspera-mobile-launches-a-gem-of-a-4g-dual-sim-smartphone-for-just-149 Aspera Mobile has launched the latest in its range of affordable smartphones with its new GEM 4G dual-SIM device costing just $149. Aspera Mobile MD Allan Robertson explained, “We had our new Jazz 2 smartphone targeting the $99 entry-level 4G price point but could also see a gap at the $149 price point for a model that came with full Android 9 Pie and better specifications, so that’s where the new GEM came in.” Aspera’s new GEM offers snappy performance with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM and a quad-core Mediatek processor. It also comes with the full version of Android Pie giving the consumer a good experience with pre-installed Android apps including Google Maps, YouTube and Google Assistant. There’s also an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and for added security GEM has a fingerprint sensor and face recognition. Robertson continued, “I think most people would agree they are an excellent set of features for just $149. As usual with Aspera phones we strived to offer the best value for money at the price point in terms of display size and resolution, memory, camera and processor.” GEM’s 5.5" display has a 1440 x 720 pixel HD+ resolution and the phone offers dual-4G SIM card functionality, a set of features Robertson says the market will appreciate. He added, “The kind of person who will buy a GEM wants more than our entry level Jazz 2 but does not want to break the bank spending big money for a top end mobile. For $149 you get a big package that’s suitable for phone users young and old who also like to browse the web, use email and popular content and social media apps like YouTube and Facebook.” Aspera Mobile phones are designed and developed to be more than just about price. According to Robertson the company genuinely cares about its customers, their experience and the fact that they only pay for what they want, need and use. He continued, “The new GEM really is the best value smartphone on the market at just $149. Many of our competitors at that price point only offer Android Go not Pie, just 1GB of RAM and a single SIM option. GEM’s better specs and dual 4G SIM cards means customers can get the best BYO SIM plans to maximise their usage costs, run two numbers and pick up and use a local SIM card when travelling overseas. Fingerprint and face recognition are a huge bonus at this price point and definitely not the norm. Combined with a HD+ display and a good camera experience GEM’s appeal is very broad.” Aspera Mobile customers can easily and cost effectively step up from the company’s F40 flip phone to their first smartphone or from an entry level smartphone like the Jazz 2 to a higher spec smartphone like the GEM that offers more advanced features without a huge increase in price. Allan Robertson concluded, “Having different tiers of product experience at a reasonable cost means our customers can stay within the Aspera Mobile family and move to a more sophisticated phone whenever it suits them.” Aspera Mobile’s new GEM smartphone is available now and can be purchased outright for just $149 at BigW, Retravision, Leading Edge and BNE Express. For more information on the new Aspera GEM smartphone go to: https://asperamobile.com/phones/smart-phones/aspera-gem/ New Zealand’s Only M-Files Premium Partner is Streamlining Kiwi Business Processes 2020-01-22T02:17:21Z new-zealand-s-only-m-files-premium-partner-is-streamlining-kiwi-business-processes Enterprise content management is designed to minimise areas of inefficiency, allow for ease of access to documents and manage content. Lacking in many systems, however, is the capacity to manage content across multiple repositories. With most businesses dealing with multiple file types and applications, there are some ECM services incapable of meeting all corporate needs.  M-Files ECM, on the other hand, is an innovative content management system that tackles these issues head-on. With the ability to offer a common view to all content, regardless of the system or repository, it allows businesses to streamline the content search process and store all information securely.  As the only M-File Premium Partner in the country, Docsmart is leading the industry in the rollout of this system. Powered by artificial intelligence, M-Files allows for automated analysis, classification and organisation of information stored.  As a comprehensive and unified platform, its features include text analytics, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and machine learning - solidifying its position as a state of the art tool for all businesses. Docsmart invites all interested parties to contact them through their website; https://document-management.co.nz/ for more information on M-Files’ capabilities.  Pennant Australasia acquires Australian software firm Absolute Data Group 2020-01-21T19:00:41Z pennant-australasia-acquires-australian-software-firm-absolute-data-group Pennant Australasia has acquired Brisbane-headquartered software company Absolute Data Group (ADG) in order to form an enhanced powerhouse of integrated logistics support. This will also increase its presence in Pennant’s target growth markets of Australasia and North America. Pennant, whose integrated training and support solutions, products and services train and assist operators and maintainers in the defence and regulated civilian sectors, exchanged contracts to acquire the entire issued share capital of ADG, as well as ADG’s well-established US trading subsidiary OneStrand Inc. This acquisition will expand Pennant Australasia’s presence and capability, for which ADG Founder and CEO Tammy Halter will now become Pennant’s new Managing Director. “Pennant has a proven track record of providing world class leading ILS end-to-end solutions, technical training systems, E-Learning and simulation solutions to global Defence and civilian sectors,” said ADG CEO Tammy Halter. “Our organisations share the same core values for our customers and our teams, including our common goals of innovation, quality and teamwork.” ADG is internationally regarded for its ‘R4i’ suite of technical documentation software, which provides its users with a dynamic S1000D-compliant publication solution. ADG licences the software, as well as provides the software in a hosted platform that includes related support, maintenance and consultancy services. With users based around the globe supporting land, sea, space, civilian and military air programs, ADG’s customers include Virgin Galactic, Boeing Defence Australia, Lufthansa Technik and various Defence departments. The acquisition will enable further integration of the R4i product suite with Pennant’s OmegaPS software, providing users with an end-to-end integrated logistics support and robust documentation solutions. “ADG’s R4i S1000D customers can now access Pennant technologies that provide an overall comprehensive suite of solutions with integrated software support to maintain their deliverables throughout the lifecycle of the technical data. My Australian (ADG) and North American (OneStrand) teams are excited to be part of the Pennant group, a global Integrated Logistics Support company,” said Ms. Halter. Pennant and ADG have been working together since early 2019 on complementary opportunities. As a result, the teams have already carried out the first integration task of connecting R4i LTS to the OmegaPS software suite, allowing delivery of a complete integrated solution to their overall customer base. Commenting on the acquisition, Pennant CEO Phil Walker said: “We have known and admired the ADG business for some time so we are delighted to have exchanged contracts for its purchase by Pennant. There are clear synergies between our respective businesses and numerous opportunities to provide an end-to-end ILS solution to the users of our products. We are looking forward to working with ADG as they move into this exciting new phase.” About Absolute Data Group (ADG) Absolute Data Group (ADG) is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and was founded in 1997 as an SGML consulting business. Today ADG is recognised worldwide for its innovative and user-friendly S1000D software suite, which provides the tools to create, manage and leverage information that is vital to the operation and maintenance of complex assets. www.absolutedata.com About ADG’s Subsidiary, OneStrand Inc. OneStrand Inc. is a full-service company offering hosted and installed S1000D software, authoring services and support to best manage critical technical content in the aerospace, defense, space and transport industries. OneStrand is headquartered in West Chester, PA with software development and operation locations in Brisbane, Australia. www.onestand.com ### Media Contacts: Tammy Halter, CEO, ADG, tel 3832 6888 or 0410 460 594, or thalter@absolutedata.com Margot Furlonger, PR Consultant, Holy Mackerel Group, tel 0422 548 323 or margot@holymackerel.com.au PEXA announces appointment of new CFO 2020-01-21T05:00:23Z pexa-announces-appointment-of-new-cfo-1 Property Exchange Australia (PEXA Ltd) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Moore as Chief Financial Officer, effective 3 February 2020. The appointment follows an extensive search process over several months that assessed a strong field of external and internal candidates. PEXA CEO Glenn King said the company was delighted that Mr Moore – most recently the CFO at MYOB – had accepted the role. “Having held CFO roles across a range of industries, Richard is an exceptionally qualified candidate,” Mr King said. “In addition to overseeing MYOB’s transition from private to public ownership, Richard has led the financials for a number of Australia’s most successful businesses, bringing an immense depth of experience to PEXA’s senior leadership team.” Prior to MYOB, Richard held senior finance roles across a diverse range of industries, including CFO of Jetstar Airways, CFO of Bankwest Business and eight years in finance roles at GE Capital across both the UK and Australia. He is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.   Mr King said the appointment of Mr Moore reinforces PEXA’s commitment to delivering efficiencies to the property industry. “Richard’s appointment is reflective of our investment in leadership talent as we continue to grow the business,” Mr King said. “He compliments our strong performance-oriented culture, setting the business up to continue delivering strong outcomes for our members, our teams and the broader community,” Mr King said. “Richard’s member-first ethos was a critical component in his appointment.” A senior member of the Group Executive team, Mr Moore will report directly to CEO Glenn King.