The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-11-14T00:13:17Z Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud Revenue to Grow 17% in 2020 2019-11-14T00:13:17Z gartner-forecasts-worldwide-public-cloud-revenue-to-grow-17-in-2020 14 November 2019 — The worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to grow 17% in 2020 to total $266.4 billion, up from $227.8 billion in 2019, according to Gartner, Inc. “At this point, cloud adoption is mainstream,” said Sid Nag, research vice president at Gartner. “The expectations of the outcomes associated with cloud investments therefore are also higher. Adoption of next-generation solutions are almost always ‘cloud-enhanced’ solutions, meaning they build on the strengths of a cloud platform to deliver digital business capabilities.” Software as a service (SaaS) will remain the largest market segment, which is forecast to grow to $116 billion next year due to the scalability of subscription-based software (see Table 1). The second-largest market segment is cloud system infrastructure services, or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), which will reach $50 billion in 2020. IaaS is forecast to grow 24% year over year, which is the highest growth rate across all market segments. This growth is attributed to the demands of modern applications and workloads, which require infrastructure that traditional data centres cannot meet. Table 1. Worldwide Public Cloud Service Revenue Forecast (Billions of U.S. Dollars)   2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS) 41.7 43.7 46.9 50.2 53.8 Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS) 26.4 32.2 39.7 48.3 58.0 Cloud Application Services (SaaS) 85.7 99.5 116.0 133.0 151.1 Cloud Management and Security Services 10.5 12.0 13.8 15.7 17.6 Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS) 32.4 40.3 50.0 61.3 74.1 Total Market 196.7 227.8 266.4 308.5 354.6 BPaaS = business process as a service; IaaS = infrastructure as a service; PaaS = platform as a service; SaaS = software as a service Note: Totals may not add up due to rounding. Source: Gartner (November 2019) Various forms of cloud computing are among the top three areas where most global CIOs will increase their investment next year, according to Gartner. As organisations increase their reliance on cloud technologies, IT teams are rushing to embrace cloud-built applications and relocate existing digital assets. “Building, implementing and maturing cloud strategies will continue to be a top priority for years to come,” said Mr. Nag. “The cloud managed service landscape is becoming increasingly sophisticated and competitive. In fact, by 2022, up to 60% of organisations will use an external service provider’s cloud managed service offering, which is double the percentage of organisations from 2018,” said Mr. Nag. “Cloud-native capabilities, application services, multicloud and hybrid cloud comprise a diverse cloud ecosystem that will be important differentiators for technology product managers. Demand for strategic cloud service outcomes signals an organisational shift toward digital business outcomes.” Gartner clients can read more in the report “Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2017-2023, 3Q19 Update.” About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and organisation size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit New art installation uses ‘brainwaves’ to create personalised artwork 2019-11-14T00:12:48Z new-art-installation-uses-brainwaves-to-create-personalised-artwork Dexus has launched its ‘Brainwaves’ art installation at 100 Mount Street, North Sydney. To demonstrate the benefit of an inspiring physical environment to employee wellbeing, the ‘Brainwaves’ installation is open to the public in the lobby of 100 Mount Street. Users are encouraged to enter the installation and focus on a moment of mindfulness. Using cutting edge wearables, brain activity is detected and transformed into pulsing and undulating unique artworks on the 16-metre lobby video wall. “An inspirational work environment can be a positive catalyst for organisational and cultural innovation and change, and has a direct impact on employee wellbeing,” says Su Lim, Principal – Workplace Consulting at Six Ideas by Dexus which specialises in workplace strategy and solutions. According to research undertaken by Dexus, more than 70% of office decision makers[1] recognise a great workspace has a positive impact on productivity, job satisfaction, team engagement and culture. “As organisations are increasingly focused on the importance of employee wellbeing to business success, they are understanding the benefits to be gained by improving their workspace. The presence of art can be one change an organisation can make,” says Lim. Other improvements include improved access to natural light and aspect, choice of spaces in which to work, plants, sleep/relaxation pods, sit/stand desks and personal workspace temperature control. “However, it’s important the investments you make reflect the purpose, values and culture of your organisation,” Lim says. “It’s not about following trends or doing what others are doing, but taking a strategic approach to providing the workplace that is appropriate for the future of your organisation.” Find out what your brainwaves look like and visit 100 Mount Street, North Sydney. 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday from now until 22 November 2019. For more information on improving your workspace for productivity, visit:  Images are available for download, here or you can view and embed this video.  [1] Dexus Report: Back to Work Insights January 2018 2020 Fringe Festival will Beam 2019-11-13T12:37:11Z 2020-fringe-festival-will-beam Media Release 2020 Fringe Festival will Beam  E-scooter partnership between Beam and Fringe invests in South Australia  Thursday, 14 November, 2019 Leading micromobility sharing service, Beam Mobility this morning announced it has signed a partnership with Adelaide Fringe as the exclusive e-scooter partner for the 2020 event.   The partnership involves the establishment of several priority Fringe parking zones outside key venues that will make it easy for Fringe festival-goers to travel between the best shows, pop-up bars and secret gigs across the city. Special rider incentives, giveaways and Beam Safety Academy demonstrations are also planned over the four-week period.   A marketing and promotions platform specially developed for the 2020 Fringe will help connect artists with over 50,000 Beam riders, providing a unique way for audiences to discover new and undiscovered talent. Beam is hopeful that it will secure one of the long-term e-scooter permits in the City of Adelaide and other Councils so this partnership can be delivered.    Adelaide Fringe Head of Marketing and Business Development Dean Worthington greeted the announcement with enthusiasm recognising the inherent value e-scooters will provide visitors and residents of Adelaide this festival season.   “We’re excited to partner with Beam for Fringe 2020 to make travel across the city more convenient for Fringe festival-goers. We hope this will allow audiences to see even more events across the CBD, enhancing their Fringe experience and driving audiences to venues across Adelaide,” he said.   The city has embraced e-scooters since the first successful trial as part of last year’s Fringe, where 500 e-scooters were released onto the streets of Adelaide.   Beam’s Community Manager Adam Rossetto said the company was pleased to make a significant investment in South Australia and the collaboration represents a new level of partnership innovation for Adelaide.   “We are thrilled to support this iconic South Australian event. We hope to offer an expanded fleet of e-scooters on the ground, priority parking bays at festival sites, artist-led street art tours and onsite experiential activations.   We’ll also have a sensational line up of surprise activities planned that will add excitement and colour to the festival experience that I’m sure punters will absolutely love.''   Since its success in being chosen to operate e-scooters in March of this year, Beam has made Adelaide its home as a valued member of the community with several partnerships and sponsorships of major events and local businesses, driving economic growth and stimulating employment. It has also created 25 full-time and part-time jobs contributing to the State Government’s economic priorities regarding job creation, technology and innovation. Many thousands of Beam e-scooter trips are taken every week across Adelaide. The company has ambitious plans to expand outside of the CBD in the near future, with tender applications under council review for the Adelaide Coastal Parks region and other Councils such as Campbelltown having already agreed to launch trials with Beam pending State Government approval.     The 2020 Adelaide Fringe will run from 14 February to 15 March. For more information, visit   About Beam Founded with a passion for new mobility, Beam is changing the way cities flow and optimising the movement of people, goods and services for the betterment of cities and the way of life for everyone. Beam is focused on improving the accessibility of cities via better first-and-last mile connectivity and providing short-distance transport solutions, starting with an e-scooter sharing platform that is now serving riders in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. Learn more at   Media Enquiries  Brad Kitschke Head of Public Affairs 61 403 809 630  Girikon: Participating as Official Sponsor in Dreamforce’ 2019 2019-11-13T07:45:04Z girikon-participating-as-official-sponsor-in-dreamforce-2019 Girikon – a leading name in the Salesforce consulting and implementation space announces its participation in Dreamforce 2019 – the flagship event of Salesforce, as an official sponsor. The grand tech event, which is scheduled to be held from November 19 till November 22nd in San Francisco, CA will provide an immersive experience to the participants including thought leaders, industry pioneers, and the trailblazer community.   Besides offering fun and learning opportunities, the four-day mega event allows participants to showcase their Salesforce prowess through their innovative products and solutions.  With over 170,000 registered attendees and still counting, the event is focused on motivating customers to achieve success through cloud solutions. Apart from this, the mega-event offers a perfect opportunity for attendees to learn ways to maximize their investments across various Salesforce applications and platforms through live demos, training sessions, and discounted certification exams.   Besides the opportunity to attend multiple sessions (around 2700) & workshops along with 50+ visionary keynotes, attendees will get the opportunity to interact with and learn from experts. In a nutshell, the event offers everything that marks the transformation of a business entity from a mere service provider to a value-generating organization.   While Girikon has been actively participating in the event for the past five years, this year the company has moved on to the next level by participating as sponsors in the grand event. The company’s highly experienced and certified team of Salesforce professionals would be present on-site to assist customers with their products and solutions through live demos and interactive sessions.   “We always look forward to participating in this mega tech event but this year we are more enthusiastic as we will be joining as sponsors. This indeed is a new milestone for us. I believe this will help us connect with a huge number of prospects and generate greater ROI” – said Alankar Anibha, Founding Partner & Director, Girikon Inc.  So, if you are looking forward to better understand their products, then this is the right time to get in touch with Salesforce experts at Girikon. Just share a request for a meeting and they will readily assist you.   About Girikon:  Girikon -  a reputed name in the Salesforce consulting, implementation and development space is based out in Phoenix, Arizona with offices across India and Australia. The company boasts of a team of highly competent, certified and experienced Salesforce Consultants, architects, and developers who with their technical and business acumen have created new milestones. As a Salesforce silver consulting partner, the company has carved a niche for itself by delivering quality products and services to clients across the globe. Accredited with some major certifications such as ISO 9001, ISO 27001, Microsoft Silver Application Development Partner, etc. the company develops scalable and robust solutions while ensuring quality compliance, data security, and other essential best practices.   Torch the Competition with Seagate's FireCuda Gaming Storage Solutions 2019-11-13T04:15:54Z torch-the-competition-with-seagates-firecuda-gaming-storage-solutions-1 SYDNEY, Australia – 13 November, 2019 – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data solutions, today added two new high-performance solutions to its industry-leading line of storage for gamers. The Seagate® FireCuda® 520 PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD and the FireCuda Gaming Dock, which features 4TB of HDD storage capacity and an NVMe™ M.2 expansion slot for an optional ultra-fast SSD upgrade. Built to deliver the intense speeds needed for the rigor of modern gaming, the FireCuda 520 SSD is the company’s fastest solid-state drive and offers plug-and-play compatibility with all PCIe Gen4 motherboards. For laptop PC gamers looking for flexibility, the FireCuda Gaming Dock is an elite 4TB HDD storage hub with an NVMe M.2 expansion slot for optional SSD upgrade that connects peripherals via a Thunderbolt™ 3 and offers a slick industrial design with LED illumination pushing your rig over the top. “Next-gen gaming is all about speed, compatibility, and flexibility,” said Jeff Fochtman, vice president of marketing and consumer solutions for Seagate. “Our FireCuda storage solutions deliver the performance, simplicity, and ingenious design to help gamers realise peak potential.” With sequential read-write speeds of up to 45% faster than PCIe Gen3 NVMe drives1, the FireCuda 520 delivers an extreme boost in performance for PC gamers looking for the edge. The M.2 2280 SSD is available in 500GB, 1TB or 2TB capacities and compatible with the new AMD X570 chipset and third-generation AMD Ryzen™ Desktop Processors. It features plug-and-play compatibility with PCIe Gen4 motherboards delivering an extreme boost in performance as well as backward compatibility with PCIe Gen3 devices. The FireCuda 520 offers a five-year limited warranty and includes the Seagate’s SeaTools software that monitors health, tracks performance, and keeps you up to date on firmware updates. Seagate’s FireCuda Gaming Dock is a high-performance storage solution offering the simplicity of a one-cable connection to all of your peripherals. It features a built-in 4TB 3.5” HDD and a PCIe Gen3 NVMe M.2 SSD expansion slot for an optional SSD upgrade, offering vast storage for archiving your games and data and the ability to take advantage of the intense speed of solid-state drives. In addition to the Thunderbolt 3 laptop connector, the FireCuda Gaming Dock also includes a Thunderbolt 3 accessory port, DisplayPort 1.4, RJ45 ethernet network port, a 3.5mm audio-in/mic port, 3.5mm audio-out port, four USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, and a USB 3.1 Gen2 charge port. It also includes Seagate’s easy-to-use Toolkit software that lets you control a range of colors and light patterns for leveled-up illumination to complement your gaming station and offers a three-year limited warranty. Available in Australia and New Zealand early next year, Seagate’s FireCuda 520 retails for USD $124.99(500GB), $249.99 (1TB), and $429.99 (2TB). FireCuda Gaming Dock will be available early next year for USD $349.99. Local pricing TBA. About Seagate Seagate crafts the datasphere, helping to maximise humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. Learn more at Follow Seagate on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spiceworks, YouTube and subscribe to our blog. 1. Fresh out of box (FOB) performance obtained on a newly formatted drive. Performance may vary based on SSD’s firmware version, system hardware, and configuration. Performance-based on CrystalDiskMark v.6.0.2 ×64 on Windows 10 host with PCIe Gen4 motherboard. ©2019 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. FireCuda and the FireCuda logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. The NVMe word mark and/or NVMExpress design mark are trademarks of NVMExpress, Inc. PCIe is a trademark or registered trademark of PCI-SIG. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Actual data rates may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as chosen interface and disk capacity. # # # - ENDS - AMD Introduces World’s Fastest High-End Desktop Processors With 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Family: Delivering Unmatched Performance With No Compromises 2019-11-13T03:07:15Z amd-introduces-world-s-fastest-high-end-desktop-processors-with-3rd-gen-ryzen-threadripper-family-delivering-unmatched-performance-with-no-compromises – Powerful 32-core AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X and 24-core 3960X processors provide up to 90 percent more performance1 and up to 2.5X more available storage bandwidth than competitive offerings2 –November 7, 2019 – Today, AMD announced the upcoming availability of powerful new additions to its high-end desktop processor family that deliver groundbreaking performance for creators, developers, and enthusiasts. Built to deliver leadership performance1,3 for the most demanding desktop and content creation workloads, the 24-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the 32-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processors will be available worldwide November 25, 2019. “With our 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD is once again raising the performance bar significantly for creators, developers, and PC enthusiasts,” said Saied Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, AMD Client Compute. “3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors combine leadership performance and energy efficiency to create the ultimate high-end desktop solution. We are extremely excited to expand our leadership high-end desktop processor family and deliver the world’s fastest processors.”3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors: World’s Most Powerful Desktop ProcessorsThe 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper lineup features two new processors built on industry-leading 7nm “Zen 2” core architecture, boasting up to 88 PCIe® 4.0 lanes and 144MB cache with extraordinary power efficiency. Achieving up to 90 percent faster performance over the competition’s top-end HEDT processor1, the new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor offers unsurpassed performance as the most powerful and fastest desktop processor1 in the high-end desktop market.  AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X offers significantly better performance than the competition across multiple content creation and compute-intensive workloads, including:  Up to 90% faster performance in Cinebench R20 nT1 Up to 47% more performance in Adobe Premiere4 Up to 49% more performance in V-Ray4 Up to 43% more performance in Chromium Release 78 Compile5 Up to 36% more performance in Unreal Engine5 The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors deliver this leadership performance all while delivering up to 66% better power efficiency6. In tandem with the launch of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD unveiled a brand new Socket sTRX4, optimized for near- and long-term scalability of the Ryzen Threadripper platform. Offering 4X more bandwidth to the chipset compared to 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper, and up to 2.5X more available bandwidth than the competition for simultaneous peripherals like SSDs or GPUs2, 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper offers the ultimate HEDT platform without compromise.   MODEL CORES/THREADS BOOST7/BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ) TOTAL CACHE (MB) TDP (WATTS)8 PCIe® 4.0 LANES (processor + AMD TRX40) SEP (USD)9 AVAILABILITY AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper 3960X 24/48 Up to 4.5/3.8 140 280W 88 (72 useable) $1,399 Nov. 25, 2019 AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper 3970X 32/64 Up to 4.5/3.7 144 280W 88 (72 useable)  $1,999 Nov. 25, 2019 Supporting Resources Learn more about AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors  Become a fan of AMD on Facebook Follow AMD on Twitter About AMDFor 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown in herein are plans only and subject to change. “Zen” and “Zen 2” are codenames for AMD architectures, and are not product names. GD-122.1 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/07/2019 comparing an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X and Intel© Core™ i9-9980XE in the Cinebench R20 nT benchmark test. Results may vary. CPK-012 Specifications of 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors as of October 29th, 2019. As of October 8, 2019, the AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors can deliver 133GB/s of concurrent device bandwidth. Intel's competing high-end desktop processor, the Core i9-10980XE, can deliver up to 52GB/s of concurrent device bandwidth. 52/133=2.55 times the bandwidth on 3rd gen AMD Threadripper. The desktop platform that previously offered the most bandwidth on desktop was the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processor, which could deliver up to 128 GB/s of bandwidth. CPK-143 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/07/2019 comparing an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X and AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3960X vs. Intel© Core™ i9-9980XE in the Cinebench R20 nT benchmark test. Results may vary. CPK-024 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/11/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X processor, Intel© Core™ i9- 9980XE and Intel Core i9-9920X. Results may vary. CPK-115 Testing by AMD performance labs on 10/11/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3960X processor, AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X processor, Intel© Core™ i9-9980XE and Intel Core i9-9920X. Chromium and Unreal Engine compiled in Windows® 10 with Ninja Compiler using Visual Studio 2017 header files. Android 10 compiled according to Phoronix PTS results obtained via CentOS 7. Results may vary. CPK-206 Performance per watt testing conducted by AMD performance labs as of 10/18/2019. Relative performance per watt evaluated by dividing Cinebench R20 nT score by total system power. Watts per core approximated by dividing system wall power by core count(s). Products tested: AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3960X, AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ 3970X, Intel Core i9-9980XE. Results may vary. CPK-037 Max boost for AMD Ryzen PRO Processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. GD-1508 Though both are often measured in watts, it is important to distinguish between thermal and electrical watts. Thermal wattage for processors is conveyed via thermal design power (TDP). TDP is a calculated value that conveys an appropriate thermal solution to achieve the intended operation of a processor. Electrical watts are not a variable in the TDP calculation. By design, electrical watts can vary from workload to workload and may exceed thermal watts. GD-1099 AMD Suggested Etail Price in USD. Price subject to change.  AMD Introduces World’s Most Powerful 16-core Consumer Desktop Processor, the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X  2019-11-13T02:40:29Z amd-introduces-world-s-most-powerful-16-core-consumer-desktop-processor-the-amd-ryzen-9-3950x  – AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X rounds out 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processor series, arriving November 25 – – New AMD Athlon™ 3000G processor to provide everyday users with unmatched performance per dollar, coming November 19 –November 7, 2019 – Today, AMD announced the release of the highly anticipated flagship 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor, available worldwide November 25, 2019. AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor brings the ultimate processor for gamers with effortless 1080P gaming in select titles1 and up to 2X more energy efficient processing power compared to the competition2 as the world’s fastest 16-core consumer desktop processor3. In addition, AMD also announced a significant performance uplift4 coming for mainstream desktop users with the new AMD Athlon 3000G, arriving November 19, 2019.“We are excited to bring the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X to market later this month, offering enthusiasts the most powerful 16-core desktop processor ever,” said Chris Kilburn, corporate vice president and general manager, client channel, AMD. “We are focused on offering the best solutions at every level of the market, including the AMD Athlon 3000G for everyday PC users that delivers great performance at an incredible price point.” AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: Fastest 16-core Consumer Desktop Processor Offering up to 22% performance increase over previous generations5, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X offers faster 1080p gaming in select titles1 and content creation6 than the competition. Built on the industry-leading “Zen 2” architecture, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X also excels in power efficiency3 with a TDP7 of 105W. As the fastest 16-core consumer desktop processor available3, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor offers incredible performance best experienced with a liquid cooling solution. AMD is recommending the use of an AIO solution with a minimum 280mm radiator. A list of AMD recommended coolers can be found on to ensure enthusiasts can maximize the potential of the Ryzen 9 3950X processor.  MODEL CORES/THREADS BOOST8/BASE FREQUENCY (GHZ) TOTAL CACHE (MB) TDP7 (WATTS) PLATFORM PCIe® Gen 4.0 LANES(processor + AMD X570) SEP (USD)9 AVAILABILITY AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X 16/32 Up to 4.7/3.5 72 105W AM4 44 (36 useable) $749 Nov 25, 2019 AMD Athlon 3000G: Versatile Everyday Processor, UnlockedAMD also announced a significant upgrade coming for mainstream desktop users with the new AMD Athlon 3000G processor, arriving November 19, 2019. The new AMD Athlon 3000G with Radeon™ Graphics brings reliable computing experiences to a wide range of users, from day-to-day needs to high-definition PC gaming, offering faster framerates when gaming and enhanced productivity performance over competition4 at an incredible price point. The Athlon 3000G is the first “Zen”-based Athlon processor that is unlocked for overclocking potential, delivering the only unlocked processor in its segment10. MODEL CORES/THREADS PROCESSOR FREQUENCY (GHZ) GRAPHICS TDP7 (WATTS) PLATFORM SEP (USD)9 AVAILABILITY AMD Athlon™ 3000G 2/4 3.5 Radeon™ Vega 3 35W AM4 $49 Nov. 19, 2019 AMD AM4 Platform Developments To ensure the best experiences for all users, this month, AMD released AGESA version 1004 to its motherboard ecosystem. Containing more than 150 updates, AGESA 1004 offers significant improvements for the AM4 platform focused primarily on stability. Key improvements include AMD X570 stability and compatibility with add-in devices, PCIe® device support and stability, and interoperability of PCIe®, USB, SATA, and device reset capabilities, alongside performance enhancements with fastest core utilization and further boost frequency optimizations for the AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X. More information on the specific updates AGESA 1004 can be found here.Supporting Resources Lean more about AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Desktop Processor  Learn more about AMD Athlon Desktop Processors Become a fan of AMD on Facebook Follow AMD on Twitter About AMDFor 50 Years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) website, blog, Facebook and Twitter pages. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is subject to change without notice. Timelines, roadmaps, and/or product release dates shown in herein are plans only and subject to change. “Zen” and “Zen 2” are codenames for AMD architectures, and are not product names. GD-122.1 Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 9/10/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor, Core i9-9920X. Games tested at 1920x1080 with high in-game quality preset. Results may vary. RZ3-742 Testing by AMD performance labs using an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, Core i9-9920X and Core i9-9900K, measuring wall power during Cinebench R20 nT. Results may vary. RZ3-763 Testing by AMD Performance Labs on 09/15/2019, comparing the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (AMD’s fastest 16-core) to the Intel Core i9-9960X (Intel’s fastest 16-core), using the Cinebench R20 single-core benchmark score and Cinebench R20 multi-core benchmark score to measure single-core and multi-core performance for each processor. Performance results may vary. RZ3-724 Testing done by AMD performance labs on 9/15/2019. Gamer performance as represented by the following games tested using Windows 10 at 720p and low settings: Fortnite, Rocket League, Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Application performance as represented by the following applications tested using Windows 10: Cinebench R20, PCMark 10, Lame MP3 Encoder, Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop. Results may vary with configuration. All Intel Pentium G5000 series processors have locked multipliers, but the Athlon 3000G which competes in the same entry-level segment has an unlocked multiplier. ATG-115 Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 6/03/2019 utilizing 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors: 3950X, 3900X, 3800X, 3700X, 3600X, 3600 and Ryzen™ 7 2700X in Cinebench R20 1T. Results may vary. RZ3-256 Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of 9/10/2019 using an AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X processor, Core i9-9920X, and Core i9- 9900K in: DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Cinebench R20, Handbrake 1.1.1, LLVM Compile Time, POV-Ray 3.7, and V-Ray. Results may vary. RZ3-757 Though both are often measured in watts, it is important to distinguish between thermal and electrical watts. Thermal wattage for processors is conveyed via thermal design power (TDP). TDP is a calculated value that conveys an appropriate thermal solution to achieve the intended operation of a processor. Electrical watts are not a variable in the TDP calculation. By design, electrical watts can vary from workload to workload and may exceed thermal watts. GD-1098 Max boost for AMD Ryzen PRO Processors is the maximum frequency achievable by a single core on the processor running a bursty single-threaded workload. Max boost will vary based on several factors, including, but not limited to: thermal paste; system cooling; motherboard design and BIOS; the latest AMD chipset driver; and the latest OS updates. GD-1509 AMD Suggested Etail Price in USD. Price subject to change.10 Overclocking AMD processors, including without limitation, altering clock frequencies / multipliers or memory timing / voltage, to operate beyond their stock specifications will void any applicable AMD product warranty, even when such overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware and/or software. This may also void warranties offered by the system manufacturer or retailer. Users assume all risks and liabilities that may arise out of overclocking AMD processors, including, without limitation, failure of or damage to hardware, reduced system performance and/or data loss, corruption or vulnerability. GD-106 How to Create Calculations on Gravity Forms Submissions 2019-11-12T23:23:45Z how-to-create-calculations-on-gravity-forms-submissions Just as sports venues have scoreboards, so databases need dashboards! You don’t need to be an expert PHP developer to produce basic Gravity Forms calculations from submissions. Gravity Forms calculations examples Events Bookings tracking Course Registration tracking Sales – both Unit Sales and Revenue Fund Raiser progress RSVP counting Dealer Network activity monitoring e.g. how many sales calls were completed by the Northern region last week? How it works 1. Use our no-code interface to build your desired calculation. 2. Publish it on a page / post / widget using a simple shortcode. Optional: Build a more complex dashboard table using HTML/CSS and insert several calculations. Optional: Create a visual progress bar from the count. Capabilities Calculated as form entry count / sum / average / unique values. Filtering options: logged in user only (yes/no); date range (optional, using absolute or relative dates); payment status (optional); optional field filters (is/is not/greater than/less than) which can be grouped using (all/any) logic. All the above capability is included in GFChart Classic. To enjoy GFChart with GravityView’s front end filtering capabilities you will need GravityView (affiliate link, purchased separately) and our GFChart GravityView add-on (part of our GFChart All premium package). Restrict visibility of the post / page where the calculation is displayed using the Justin Tadlock’s free Members plugin. Limitations Currently out of scope: Mathematical calculations beyond those described in ‘capabilities’ above. Formulae containing more than one input. Documentation Link to calculations in documentation. Strategic brand alignment integrates service offerings and connectivity solutions 2019-11-12T21:47:15Z strategic-brand-alignment-integrates-service-offerings-and-connectivity-solutions WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Broadcast Australia today announced the official launch of its rebranding to BAI Communications Australia affirming its evolving market position. This initiative is part of the company’s strategy to extend its service offering to existing and potential customers, drawing on its global experience designing, building, and operating communications infrastructure and networks.  The company has grown from a local business delivering broadcast services in Australia to a global communications infrastructure provider. With operations in Canada, UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia, the BAI Communications Group connects people, enriches communities and advances economies through its innovative communications infrastructure and technology. Broadcast Australia, now BAI Communications Australia, has been at the forefront of broadcast transmission, delivering national broadcast services since 1928. It owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive transmission networks today and is applying its expertise to develop the broadcast and telecommunications networks of the future. “We are taking the opportunity to evolve our brand to better demonstrate the breadth and depth of our expertise. Becoming ‘BAI Communications’ reflects everything that Broadcast Australia has stood for and represents everything that we aspire to be, as we mobilise for another century of progress. “We’re proud to be the trusted neutral host provider of choice for national and commercial broadcasters, delivering solutions that enable our customers to focus on advancing their core business. Our strong market position and reputation are supported by highly valued relationships and long-term partnerships with the ABC and SBS and, recently, Network 10 and Southern Cross Austereo,” said Peter Lambourne, CEO, BAI Communications Australia. In Australia, BAI Communications delivers reliable network quality across metro, regional and rural areas, delivering broadcast services to 99 percent of our population. BAI will sustain its strength in broadcasting, while looking to extend its footprint in the Australian telecommunications industry. Globally, BAI delivers the connectivity and technology – cellular, Wi-Fi, broadcast, radio and IP networks – that digitally enables more than 4 billion rail passengers annually, across transit systems in New York, Hong Kong and Toronto, including dedicated public safety bands and connected public safety systems. In times of crisis, broadcasters rely on BAI to maintain their connection with citizens and emergency services teams rely on BAI to keep them informed. ~ENDS For more information contact: Launa Considine, Marketing and Communications Manager, +61 2 8113 4795 or 0478 468 464 or via email Australia’s Leading Class Action Practice teams with evidence experts Sky Discovery 2019-11-12T16:13:28Z australia-s-leading-class-action-practice-teams-with-evidence-experts-sky-discovery Australia’s leading class action law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, has extended a partnership that will ensure clients get the strongest case evidence run for them in the most cost-efficient way. The class action experts will continue to team with Sky Discovery to ensure clients receive the most cost-effective document discovery services. Maurice Blackburn Litigation Technology Solutions Manager Nathanael Jackson said it means the best evidence can be detected in the quickest and most efficient way, helping strengthen the firm’s large class actions while also keeping costs to a minimum.  “This partnership ensures we can maintain our market-leading service to clients as Australia’s most successful class action firm, and it means we can do it in a way that helps keep costs to a minimum even when we are going through thousands of documents as we prepare our case evidence,” Mr Jackson said. “It means we can access the best technology in the best way possible, and ultimately continue to return more money to clients when we succeed in our cases. “Ultimately, that means we can continue providing greater access to justice for thousands of everyday Australians every year, and we can continue to push for better standards of corporate conduct from big business, which is in everyone’s interest.” Sky Discovery’s Managing Director James Moeskops believes this innovative model for ediscovery services further demonstrates Maurice Blackburn’s commitment to deliver better returns, faster at lower cost on class action matters  “Sky Discovery’s objective is to enable lawyers to be efficient in the provision of legal services.  The hybrid in-house outsourced model for delivering ediscovery services that we have developed with Maurice Blackburn optimises lawyers’ access to technology and expertise at a lower cost than either the traditional in-house or outsourced models” Mr Moeskops said. About Maurice Blackburn Maurice Blackburn is Australia’s leading class action practice having obtained more than $2.6 billion for clients.   About Sky Discovery Sky Discovery is a leading independent Australian eDiscovery firm focused on building strategic relationships with lawyers to facilitate efficient and effective working practices on disputes, investigations and regulatory matters. Media inquiries: Paddy Murphy at Maurice Blackburn on 0490 291 374 or Sky Discovery at   Work-anywhere, work-anytime with collaboration solutions from eVideo Communications. 2019-11-12T05:33:10Z work-anywhere-work-anytime-with-collaboration-solutions-from-evideo-communications-3 e365 Distribution NEW e-commerce site is here   Sydney, Australia, Date: 12 November 2019 e365 Distribution Australia’s leading smart technologies and collaboration distribution company are proud to announce that their new progressive web site has been launched with the latest collaboration solutions from leading brands such as Cisco, Poly, Logitech, Crestron, Yealink, Samsung, Jabra, Barco and many more.  As modern office spaces are changing to Huddle rooms and breakout areas the need for communications, eg Videoconferencing, LED’s, Cloud services, interactive screens, trolleys, wireless access solutions, has become more popular.  This new web site offers a complete menu of brands, solutions, as well as promoting ie “We will not be beaten on price, lowest prices guaranteed “ that provide special promotions and discounts for  Enterprise, Government, Health , Education and non for profit.  e365 Distribution makes sure that they are providing full support Australia-wide together with an assurance that all their products are new and not pre loved or demonstration stock. . About e365 Distribution e365 Distribution e365 is the leading Australian owned  distribution company which is part of Confertel Communications Pty Ltd ( ABN 14 088 121 359) along with eVideo Communications who have been a leading communications company for 21 years with offices in each state of Australia. When drones go bad 2019-11-12T04:18:39Z when-drones-go-bad Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) will be demonstrating its counter-drone capabilities to Australian customers over the next six months. Trials are planned for major customers at the federal and state government level in Australia and New Zealand. Early warning of drone activity is the key to countering threats, and R&S ARDRONIS can detect activity even before drones take off. “Rohde & Schwarz is acutely aware of the dangers posed by unauthorized drone activity,” stated Gareth Evans, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia). “The disruption at Gatwick Airport in the UK has highlighted the emerging threat not only to lives, but also to economic activities and critical infrastructures. “We are not alone in this; the 2019 Five Country Ministerial communiqué about emerging threats has identified that, ‘the malicious, unlawful, or inadvertent misuse of drones and the data they collect can pose a risk to public safety, be deliberately used to facilitate or commit a wide range of criminal acts, and also present a threat to our national security.’ “Australian and New Zealand customers will be offered the R&S ARDRONIS-D model of the automatic radio-controlled drone identification solution, which locates the drone operator and the drone.” This R&S ARDRONIS package reports when a remote control has been switched on and classifies the device type. The sensor system captures the uplink, so it can track down drone pilots while their aerial devices are still on the ground. The first go-live of R&S ARDONIS was at the 2015 G7 summit in Elmau, Germany. Since then the system has proven itself many times over during state visits and political summits. For more information on R&S ARDRONIS, please visit Brisbane’s Microba represented at international competition in Berlin 2019-11-12T01:45:36Z brisbane-s-microba-represented-at-international-competition-in-berlin Brisbane biotech Microba were chosen to participate in international pitching competition, the Falling Walls Venture in Berlin, based on their world-leading work in analysing gut bacteria. Microba CEO, Blake Wills, represented one of 20 pioneering young companies chosen to attend the global pitch competition, with an audience of over 750 industry leaders, decision makers and media representatives. Falling Walls Venture is held each year in Berlin, with universities and research institutions from across the world called upon to nominate their most innovative science startups who present their business models in five minutes. Mr Wills presented the company’s innovative Metagenomic Analysis Platform (MAP™), which powers the gut microbiome analysis capabilities of Microba, to the audience. The gut microbiome (community of microorganisms living in the gut) has been linked to numerous disease conditions and is thought by many to be a new frontier in medicine. Microba’s MAP™ recently won the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Award for Product Innovation, for its ability to produce high-resolution gut microbiome profiles to consumers, health care practitioners and researchers. Mr Wills said it was a privilege to compete against international innovators and have Microba recognised as a world-leader. “To be able to showcase Microba’s capabilities as an innovative hub to international leaders and subject-matter experts is an excellent outcome,” he said. “Our technology is world-leading, innovative and growing its reach rapidly, allowing us to expand into international markets. “To fly halfway across the world and present our work at a globally-renowned conference is a great indicator that we are on the right track and can continue to grow in our research and impact on the global health care industry.” Microba is a home-grown Brisbane-based startup, with its roots coming from research of Co-founders Professors Phillip Hugenholtz and Gene Tyson at The University of Queensland. The company recently announced expansion into the United States with its MAP™ platform through a partnership with DNA sequencing company, Macrogen. Delta appoints David Leal as Australian Country Manager 2019-11-11T04:21:27Z delta-appoints-david-leal-as-australian-country-manager Delta Electronics, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, has announced the appointment of David Leal, currently Eltek Regional President - APAC, as the new Country Manager for Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd. David Leal, a power industry professional with many years of experience, is the country manager for Eltek Australia Pty Ltd (A Delta Group Company) and now takes on the additional role of Country Manager for Delta Electronics (Australia) to cover all of Delta Electronics' business in Australia. "I am excited to be working with a company so committed to setting the pace in the industry for green technology," Leal said. "Delta's broad portfolio of green products and strong engineering focus gives me an excellent platform to further expand our market share in Australia." David Leal has been with Delta Electronics since 2008 and has more than 20 years' experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing. He has played key roles in strategic planning, organisational development, establishing and building businesses in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Sydney University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. "Delta is committed to supporting the Australian market," said Jackie Chang, Vice President of Delta Electronics Southeast Asia and India. "David's background in sales, marketing and engineering makes him the ideal choice to lead the overall development of our business." Ends About Delta Delta, founded in 1971, is a global provider of switching power supplies and thermal management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its CSR-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centres and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across 5 continents. Throughout its history, Delta has received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to CSR. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability™ Indices for 9 consecutive years. In 2017, Delta was selected by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level for the 2nd consecutive year. For detailed information about Delta, please visit: About Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL. As a Delta Group company, Delta Australia is committed to its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow". Delta Group is a global producer of power and thermal management products and solutions which is supported by sales offices worldwide and by R&D centres and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, China, USA, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, India, Mexico and Brazil. Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. In Australia, Delta is rapidly expanding into solutions for Renewable Energy Solutions (Solar Inverters), Industrial Automation, Power Quality, LED Lighting, Display and Control Room, Mission Critical Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Charging and Energy Storage. To find out more about Delta Australia please visit: Media Enquiries: Wendy McWilliams, WMC Public Relations. Tel: 03 9803 2588 / 0421 364 665 Email: Suggested caption: David Leal is the new Australian Country Manager for Delta Electronics. (high res image available) Beam promotes jobs growth in South Australia 2019-11-10T02:16:49Z economic-development-amp-jobs-growth-beams Sunday 10 November 2019 Media Release  Beam promotes jobs growth in South Australia New jobs created and new industries boosted by e-scooter company Beam Getting an affordable and easy ride on an electric scooter is not the only benefit the growing industry has delivered to South Australia says the e-scooter company, Beam.  Since its success in being chosen to operate e-scooters in March of this year, the company has made Adelaide home and created brand new jobs in specialised functions uncommon in Adelaide’s tech industry. It says it is also attracting new talent to South Australia, helping to arrest the historical trend of negative migration.  Since launching in South Australia, Beam has created 25 new jobs - a mix of full-time and part-time team members. This does not include the additional flexible economic opportunities to a group of ‘Chargers’ who are independent contractors that assist to charge the scooters. Beam’s Head of Public Affairs Brad Kitschke says that Beam is having a significant positive impact on jobs growth and that this is especially important when South Australia has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.  “We have created new jobs in the following areas; General Management, Operations Specialists and Analysts, Marketing and Community Engagement, Warehouse Management, Mechanics, Marshalls and Logistics Specialists. “ “Roles like these don’t often come about in the start-up and tech spaces based in Adelaide. Many of these functions are usually conducted in a satellite fashion from Sydney or Melbourne. We have chosen to sink roots into the community and ensure that our team is always local.” “A few weeks ago, I attended an event where the Premier spoke about his vision for South Australia’s economy with a focus on four important areas; Exports, Technology, Migration to the State, and Job Creation. Our business ticks three of those four categories.  We have attracted talent, with members of our team who hail from overseas specifically choosing Adelaide, owing to the availability of these kinds of employment opportunities. We have created specialist tech roles not usually seen in Adelaide and we have a pathway to create many more if we are permitted to, Mr Kitschke said.   Operations Specialists, Nicole Ricciardi and Belle Lim examine use patterns in Adelaide CBD.  Nicole Ricciardi is American born and has previously held roles with PepsiCo and Mitsubishi but she says she jumped at the chance to take on a data-driven role at Beam. “Jobs like this don’t come around that often in the tech industry in South Australia. To run the business every day we are knee-deep in data, analysing trends with a focus on the most efficient ways to use our vehicles”  Belle Lim, a Singapore native, says that it's fantastic to be part of a growing company with a positive focus. “I love it when I talk to my friends both overseas and interstate and tell them about what we are doing in Adelaide. It has definitely increased the interest that people in startups and tech have about moving to Adelaide, and it’s awesome that these opportunities will be available for people who grew up here who won’t need to move if they want to work in these fields.”  Jobs growth and economic activity do not just come from the roles Beam employ directly. One such significant partnership Beam is focussing on is with Specialised Solar Solutions. The two companies are working together to design and build prototype solar-powered charging stations for e-scooters.  Mr Kitschke says that Specialised Solar Solutions had a background in designing furniture for playground and leisure areas like park benches. The two companies got together recognising the opportunity and need to incorporate solar charging in existing furniture for e-scooters, and promote new concepts for scooter charging. “Specialised Solar Solutions already had a track record of designing new and innovative street furniture that is solar powered so that is a great start because in the future they should all be able to plug an e-scooter in and charge it.  We are also leading the industry by designing a prototype e-scooter charger that could work with our preferred parking stations. It makes sense that if we incentivise someone to leave the scooter in a specific location to keep the streets clean, they should also be able to plug it into a charger which has renewable energy as a power source.”  “This focus is really about industry leadership. While the industry says it is sustainable, some companies are charging scooters with electricity generated from non-renewable sources and scooters have to be collected and transported which increases carbon emissions. If we can charge scooters on-site with dollar there is a dual benefit and we are living up to our sustainability promise.” As someone who grew up in South Australia, I know all too well the devastation that the closure of Mitsubishi South Australian manufacturing had on the economy and the impact it had on families.   We are really excited to be working with Bronte and his team at Specialised Solar Solutions to create new jobs in green industries for South Australian manufacturers. While at this stage we are just designing and developing prototypes, we hope that this is the start of a partnership that drives more economic growth and sees Bronte and companies like his export his designs and intellectual property as interstate and overseas jurisdictions look at the role of solar in the e-scooter industry. Mr Kitschke concluded.  Media Enquiries  Brad Kitschke Head of Public Affairs 61 403 809 630