The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-07-14T06:31:34Z EventsAIR Wins Gold Stevie APAC Award 2020-07-14T06:31:34Z eventsair-wins-gold-stevie-apac-award BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND –13 July 2020 –OnAIR by EventsAIR was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award  in  the Innovation  in  Technology  Development  in  Computer  Industries category  in  the  seventh annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards today.The  Asia-Pacific  Stevie  Awards  are  the  only  business  awards  program  to  recognize  innovation  in  the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.  The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's  premier  business  awards,  conferring  recognition  for  achievement  in  programs  such  as  The International Business Awards® for 18 years.Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the winners will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on Tuesday, 22 September.  More than 1,000 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year in categories such as Award for Excellence in Innovation in Products & Services, Award for Innovative Management,  and  Award  for  Innovation  in  Corporate  Websites,  among  many  others.  OnAIR  by EventsAIR won in the Innovation in Technology Development in Computer Industries category.  The  vision  of  OnAIR  is  to  deliver  an  online  framework  that  empowers  professional  event  organizers  to curate complex content and deliver virtual and hybrid events with ease. The way OnAIR achieves this is by utilizing the powerful award-winning EventsAIR 6thGen event management platform and the rich data set that it contains, including attendee, exhibitor, sponsor, and speaker data. This data and content are surfaced in an online timeline, presenting a virtual attendee user interface that can be utilized for virtual or hybrid events.The OnAIR solution covers the short-term need for purely virtual events due to COVID-19 restrictions, and has been designed to transition to hybrid and enhance live events when the events industry gets back to business. “We  are  very  honored  to win  this  prestigious  award and  congratulate  all the  nominees.  I would  like  to dedicate this award to our dedicated and hardworking team who worked around the clock to deliver an amazing virtual/hybrid event management solution that will assist event organizers get back to the road of  recovery.  I  also  would  like  to  thank  our  amazing  customers for their  support  and  for  helping  OnAIR become the great product it is today,” says CEO and Chief Software Architect Trevor Gardiner.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in May and June.“We are delighted that the seventh edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted so many impressive nominations,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.  “This year’s winning nominations are testament  to  the  resiliency  and  innovation  of  organizations  in  the  region,  many  of  which  continue  to succeed despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although we are disappointed that we cannot stage  the  in-person  awards  banquet  we  had  planned  for  Hanoi,  Vietnam  this  year,  we  look  forward  to celebrating many of this year’s winners during our virtual awards ceremony on 22 September.”Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the 22 September awards ceremony, and the list of Stevie Award winners, are available at http://Asia.Stevieawards.com.  EventsAIR has been at the forefront of Event Technology and Innovation for over 30 years, continually pushing  the  boundaries  of  what  an  event management  platform  can  do.  Built  by  event  planners  for event planners, EventsAIR is a secure, scalable, cloud-based solution that can manage everything from virtual, hybrid to live conferences, meetings and events in a single online platform -anywhere, anytime and on any device. In use in over 50 countries by multi-national corporations, professional conference organizers,  government  departments  and  tertiary  education  institutions,  EventsAIR  is  also  used  in global congresses such as G20, APEC, CHOGM and ASEAN, as well as sporting events like The Olympic Games,  World  Rugby,  Commonwealth  Games  and  Pan  Am  Games.  EventsAIR  is  trusted  by  event professionals around the globe. For further information, visit www.eventsair.comAbout the Stevie®AwardsStevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.Sponsors  and  partners  of  the  2020  Asia-Pacific  Stevie  Awards  include  Adobe  Magazine,  BRComm,  PRNewswire Asia, and the Korea Business Communicators Association. Australian hospitals and aged care facilities need swift contact tracing protocols in place as threat of COVID 19 community transmission increases. 2020-07-13T23:09:29Z australian-hospitals-need-swift-contact-tracing-protocols-in-place-as-threat-of-covid-19-community-transmission-increases ●      Dr Norman Swan asks if Australian hospitals have “got their act together” ●      Outbreaks in high-risk healthcare facilities are “unacceptable”  ●      Bluetooth wearable card system Contact Harald could minimise staff disruptions in last week's Coronacast, Dr Norman Swan questioned if all Australian hospitals have “got their act together” in terms of infection control and if they have “things in place should they start to get community spread of the virus and protocols there”. Dr Swan also commented that Victorian hospitals appear to have come “late to the party”. Effective contract tracing is one common hurdle that will affect all public and private hospitals – and other healthcare services such as aged care facilities - in being able to maintain adequate staffing levels should community transmission of COVID-19 start to ramp up in states and territories beyond Victoria. Contact Harald is a locally developed wearable contact tracing system designed to enhance and speed up local-initiated contact tracing efforts. It takes the initial “manual” out of manual tracing efforts.   Healthcare facilities of all sizes will need to have ready-to-implement systems in place to limit disruption and ensure they have staff available for duty - not stood down if deemed a “potential contact” - should cases of COVID-19 be detected within these high-risk workplaces.  As Dr Swan said, cases in hospitals were totally unacceptable because they are a high-risk environment. “Tracking and tracing is the primary way to help control and minimise the impact of outbreaks,” said Melbourne-based Elissa Reid, Head of Product and Health for Contact Harald. “With hospital and aged care workers among the current recent infection numbers in Victoria, including healthcare staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, it’s important that the industry stays vigilant,” said Ms Reid. “With “close contacts” of positive cases also required to quarantine for 14 days, this could have disastrous effects for hospitals and aged care facilities, leaving them struggling to roster trained staff to provide uninterrupted essential health services,” says Ms Reid. “We developed Contact Harald to help minimise the risk to business continuity – and healthcare environments have been the focus of our initial system development.”   While the striking green Contact Harald cards cannot prevent an infection, what they do is dramatically speed up the essential task of contact tracing, once it has entered a community.  ‘We are ready to help healthcare facilities conduct a trial of our system, so they are ready to provide a best practice protocol for contact tracing needs – be it COVID-19 or other highly contagious communicable diseases,” said Ms Reid. “Speed and privacy are of the utmost importance.  When any potential new case of a transmissible disease is identified, memory-based recall can prove problematic.   “When Contact Harald is in use in a facility, anyone who has tested positive can have their card data uploaded at the facility to identify those staff, patients and families, visitors and others entering a facility have come in contact with, and send SMS and email alerts as needed,” Ms Reid said.   Contact Harald is currently conducting trials of its contact tracing technology in health and aged care settings in Australia and overseas markets. To learn more or to register your interest in contact tracing trial go to www.contactharald.com Eyeota announces first social audience targeting partnership with Amobee in APAC 2020-07-13T23:03:39Z eyeota-announces-first-social-audience-targeting-partnership-with-amobee-in-apac — Eyeota, the leading audience technology platform enabling the intelligent use of data, today announced its audiences are now available for activation on social networks through a unique partnership with Amobee in APAC.    Eyeota leverages Amobee’s identity graph to map Eyeota user attributes to mobile IDs, enabling marketers to seamlessly connect with their target audiences on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and Twitter. Eyeota’s social audience activation is also available in all global markets across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).    Eyeota’s Audiences fuse demographics, behavioral and psychographic attributes from qualified data providers to create unique audience segments for advertisers to engage with consumers throughout each stage of the customer journey. They are composed of more than 4 billion unique user profiles across more than 1,300 audience segments, covering 17 vertical and seasonal audience categories.   According to eMarketer, more than three billion people worldwide will use a social media network at least once per month this year. Brands and advertisers benefit greatly from combining audience activation across both social and programmatic advertising channels. This allows marketers to maintain consistency across multi-channel audience targeting, track audience-level frequency and benchmark audience response results to optimize future campaigns.    Jimmy Aoun, Business Development Director, ANZ at Eyeota said: “Social is a crucial component of almost any marketing plan today. This newly formed partnership with Amobee now enables our buyers to seamlessly extend their active programmatic audiences to highly  sought-after engaging environments like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. It also empowers marketers to curate a more robust audience targeting strategy, tapping into new consumer behaviour signals beyond social activity, for example offline transactional spend patterns and unique B2B data points.”    “Eyeota’s international roots and strong understanding of audiences across the world made them a natural partner for Amobee to further expand our social audience activation deeper APAC,” said Liam Walsh, Managing Director of Australia at Amobee. “We are proud to integrate Eyeota with our best-in-class technology for advertisers to develop a truly unified campaign, reaching their target audience across multiple digital environments.”    This unique partnership deepens Eyeota’s relationship with Amobee in a global capacity, expanding Eyeota’s audience solutions into additional, rapidly growing social network channels including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and Twitter. Amobee advertising clients are now able to tap into Eyeota’s deep audience insights on social channels in order to better plan and optimize holistic campaigns.     Recognized as a Leader in the Forrester New Wave™: Cross-Channel Video Advertising Platforms report, Amobee provides clients with solutions to drive results in any format across any screen to better reach desired audiences and business results. Amobee unifies TV and digital to provide agencies and leading brands with advanced data management and media planning capabilities as well as actionable, real-time market research and proprietary audience data. Amobee works to enable media companies with sophisticated audience-based planning technology that helps meet the goals of marketers most efficiently while allowing media companies to manage the new business and technical complexities they face in a converging world. To learn more about Eyeota and Amobee social audience activation, please reach out to datadesk@eyeota.com.    ATEN Launches 4K Video Capture Device for Livestreamers and Online Conferences 2020-07-13T07:14:10Z aten-launches-4k-video-capture-device-for-livestreamers-and-online-conferences Sydney, Australia - July 2020: ATEN  Australia and New Zealand, the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions, has launched the UC3022 CAMLIVE™ PRO, a device designed to easily capture and mix two connected 4K cameras for 1080P live streaming. This device enables streaming to a worldwide audience, with outstanding video effects and remarkable image quality. With demand for video conferencing on the rise, this provides an easy-to-use solution for live streams, online conferences, distance education, online worship and more. The CAMLIVE™ PRO combines video capture, encoding, mixing, and 2-channel video source switching from HDMI cameras and a professional-level audio device. Integrated with the ATEN OnAir Lite App, users are able to wirelessly control the video stream, change effects, and save up to 8 scene presets for quick switching. It also allows real-time editing from the shooting spot, so users can create unique, tailored streams. Key features include · Mix and capture two non-HDCP 4K live videos at 1080P UVC format on a PC or mobile device via USB 3.x interface with seamless transitions · Free ATEN OnAir Lite App for controlling wirelessly, editing in real-time, and arranging multi-elements into program mix with continuous feature updates  · Intuitive Android / iOS app control – set up your camera gear behind the camera and direct your livestream from anywhere  · Supports real-time HDMI program video preview · Provides audio mixer with additional dual analog audio inputs · Easily identifiable chroma keys – can make it appear as if you are anywhere by changing the background · Supports protected video switching mode for regular event usage   Model: UC3022 CAMLIVE™ PRO RRP: 850AUD inc.GST Availability: mid-July Stockists: Mwave, Scorptec, Umart, PLE Additional Images: Please click here. Loan Samples: Enquire with your account manager or visit prgalleria.com   About Aten ATEN, established in 1979, is specialized in connectivity and management solutions in accessing and sharing technologies. ATEN consolidates all of its products and services under one brand – ATEN, in order to provide an efficient and consistent service standard. The ATEN brand consists of innovative solutions applied to connectivity, professional audio/video, and green energy, for consumers, small/home offices (SOHO), small to medium sized businesses (SMB), and enterprise customers. ATEN specializes in connectivity and management solutions. We distribute our products through a global sales network to meet a broad range of customer needs. ATEN delivers and we care about our customers. We are committed to the best customer support in the industry. FREE Business Contact Tracing Platform launches in Australia 2020-07-13T06:06:02Z free-business-contact-tracing-platform-launches-in-australia The Brighter Day Group, an Australian ideas and innovation collective launches “The Check In App”, a free contact tracing platform for businesses on 13th July, 2020. In a market first, The Check In App is being provided on a cost free basis to all Australian businesses to assist with their government required Contact Tracing requirements. Recognising the struggle faced by Businesses trying to meet their ongoing costs from a dramatically reduced revenue base, Brighter Day Group is offering the free service to assist the business in maintaining their government obligations without the need to incur additional costs. The Check In App is an online Contact Tracing Platform that enables the public to “Check In” at a business to receive an electronic pass to obtain entry.   Users of The Check In App have a record of the business they have checked in at and the business has a record of the user. “Users utilising the App are required to register and verify their details before they can use the App,” says Mr Alex Jordan, creator of the App and CEO of the Brighter Day Group.  “Once registered they simply click the businesses Check In button via their own device to get the pass.  This makes for not only a simplified and easier process that is currently being used but also protects people privacy by not having their contact details left in the open for all to see.” The Check In App has policies similar to that of the Federal Government’s Covid Safe App where all data is controlled by the individual users and the businesses.  Policies require the user or the business to provide approval for the access of records with all data collected being stored on servers within Australia. “Our platform not only gives businesses the Contact Tracing records but also provides users with a complete record of where they have been and when.  If a user becomes infected with Covid-19 they can simply access their account in the App and let the Health Authorities know the date and time of every Check In App participating business they have been at”, said Mr Jordan.  “Authorities can then contact the businesses to gain access to the details of all the other customers that attended around the same time.  Our system also contains a notification platform which means people can be contacted within only a few hours of virus detection instead of days or even weeks.  The Check In App provides a dramatically more efficient and streamlined process to protect us all and expands the testing targets almost exponentially”, added Mr Jordan.    It is a currently a requirement for businesses to provide a form of Contact Tracing of patrons with penalties in NSW of up to $55,000 for businesses not adhering to the requirements. The Check In App is available for use by all businesses from retail to corporate, regardless of the size or category including cafes, restaurants, gyms, sporting groups, community groups and organisations as well as religious service providers. “We are looking to help as many businesses operate efficiently and manage their Contact Tracing effectively in order to not only keep the wider community safe but also to give businesses leverage in their push for the continued easing of restrictions”, added Mr Jordan.  “With the penalties businesses face for not complying with Contact Tracing being so high, The Check In App ensures every business can be compliant at for almost no cost”. The Check In App is available for businesses to sign up to from Monday, 13th July. For further information about The Check In App go to http://www.thecheckinapp.com.au or by contacting info@thecheckinapp.com.au ENDS   About The Check In App  The Check In App is created by the Brighter Day Group, an Australian operated and owned Innovation and Ideas Collective. The Check In App was created to help businesses manage their Contact Tracing in order to simply the process whilst also make the process of Contact Tracing more effective and efficient in the event of virus outbreaks. Businesses can utilise The App for Contact Tracing at no cost as part of Brighter Day’s efforts to help others out and stopping the spread. About the Brighter Day Group The Brighter Day Group is an ideas and innovations collective, working across multiple projects and programs to create a better society and a better future. The Brighter Day Group works as a collective to support our individual members as well as in partnership with third party companies and organisations to create new products and innovative platforms. SCCU announces a 3-year Sponsorship deal with Positive Change For Marine Life 2020-07-13T04:38:59Z sccu-announces-a-3-year-sponsorship-deal-with-positive-change-for-marine-life Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) expands its community reach, announcing a 3 year Sponsorship with Positive Change For Marine Life (PCFML), highlighting their commitment to sustainability within the Northern Rivers Region. Having seen first-hand the impact PCFML programs have made in reducing waste throughout local waterways, SCCU recognised the need for a larger partnership. Stuart Edwards, SCCU CEO said “We’re incredibly proud to support a charity that’s not only making a difference right now, but continues to plan ahead for the betterment of people and planet. For us it was a natural fit with PCFML as we share a lot of the same values and look for ways to give back to future generations to come, helping protect the beautiful Northern Rivers Region, we’re lucky enough to call home’.  Through education and dedication, PCFML’s mission is to empower communities to take action, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the sea, and those who rely upon it for survival. PCFML’s Northern NSW Campaign Coordinator, Dane Marx said “Positive Change for Marine Life is both proud and excited to have built a long-term partnership with Southern Cross Credit Union, and to have them on board and supporting our projects over the next three years. We believe in driving positive change at the community level, and what better way to achieve that than through building strong, long-lasting and positive connections between local businesses, NGOs and stakeholders. The first stage of funding from this partnership will help to support our River Warriors Project through the purchase of essential gear to assess and remove Marine Debris from our Rivers as well as looking at broader ecosystem-wide impacts, as part of the projects new direction in 2020. We are equally excited to help provide a channel for Southern Cross Credit Union to get more actively involved in our on-ground work, to help positively address impacts on Marine Life in the region. We are looking forward to further developing our relationship with SCCU as part of this new long-term relationship!” The Sponsorship comes off the back of numerous wins for SCCU including being named Australian Mutual of the Year. “This Sponsorship is another example of what we stand for at SCCU. We work hard every day to be the best we can be, deliver what we say we will and give back to our communities” added SCCU Community Sponsorship Specialist Cassie Nicole.  “We’ve had the pleasure of working alongside the PCFML team for a while now, partnering on their local River Warriors program and getting physically involved in their monthly kayak surveys. As a customer owned financial institution, it is important for us to get involved with the groups we sponsor, and to help make a measurable difference in the communities we live and work in. Our focus on locals supporting local has never been stronger” says Cassie.   For more information on SCCU Community Programs visit www.sccu.com.au getU2sign - mobile document authorisation, signing & witnessing 2020-07-13T04:37:00Z getu2sign-mobile-document-authorisation-signing-amp-witnessing We have all said it at some time, can I ‘get you to sign' this...form, application, contract, or other legal document. Arranging to put pen to paper is not always easy. getU2sign is a time and cost saving way to approve documents, forms and to execute contracts and other legal documents, without the hassle of meetings or exchanging emails or faxes. Using getU2sign you can authorise or sign and witness any document, using true signatures, captured, and if needed witnessed in real time, via mobile phone or tablet device. The signer and witnesses join the signing on their mobile device. Each party reviews the document, sees the making of the signature (attestation) on their device before witnesses make their own signatures. Unlike other electronic signing systems, getU2sign digitally captures, embeds and encrypts to the document, the person's true signature in real-time (in 'digital ink'), along with metadata confirming the time, date and GPS location and IP address, of each signee. getU2sign also provides for online verification of individual identity documents and video recording of the signing session. Confidential, authenticated, and secure execution of business and legal documents in one simple process. W: getU2sign.com E: support@cabenet.com.au Introducing a World-First Rapid Fire Auction Site built for Guaranteed Brand Exposure 2020-07-09T14:59:17Z introducing-a-world-first-rapid-fire-auction-site-built-for-guaranteed-brand-exposure Sydney, Australia –10 July 2020 – Beyond Intent, the 1st “Intent Marketing” consultancy in the Southern Hemisphere and a Marketing Technology Company, has built and launched a world-first auction style platform called Kazoik. Kazoik Is a verb: A five-minute auction, that happens at only specific times and dates, where the highest bid wins: No Reserves. No Minimums. No Auto-Bids. No Fuss. The site has many unique offerings. The auctions only run once a week on a Wednesday evening, between 8pm and 9pm, so you have to get in quickly - and if you blink, the deals are over! This kind of rapid-fire auction is new to an online format, and has proven wildly successful in the past when such auctions were conducted on TV with premium numbers used to generate bids. In the online era, the entire process is simplified and compressed into a highly targeted five minute auction process, and delivers a genuinely new marketing opportunity for brands to connect to tech savvy audiences. Why Kazoik? The platform has been built to guarantee brands no less than 5 minutes of undivided and focused attention from potential consumers and fans. Each week a product or service is made available for fans and loyal followers to bid on. The principle here is win-win. Customers get unmissable deals on products, ensuring a big audience for each auction, and brands get customer-approved access to customer contact data and further engagement opportunities. There are 3 main offers for brands: 1. Kazoik – brands get to participate for free, beyond the product they are making available for the auction, which is typically part of a company’s marketing budget. There are no charges nor fees for the brand to get involved. 2. Voucher – Once the auction has run, the brands have an opportunity of delivering a call-to-action offer such as a coupon or voucher or special offer to all those that participated, multiplying the exposure on offer. This is trackable and will lead to further sales opportunities. 3. Media – We know who the customers are, we know where they are online and can now offer brands opportunities to re-market to them, and if desired, similar audiences, without the additional costs and time of other remarketing activities and services. Additional Opportunities Kazoik was designed to be a multi-functional platform with its core focus on maximizing Brand Exposure while also creating a new sales channel. These opportunities include the ability to take advantage of a fully-functional ecommerce platform to sell products/services to customers and/or affiliate deals where customers are passed over to a dedicated vendor or 3rd party retailer such as Amazon. Customers can also earn Kazoiks, our loyalty currency, which can be redeemed on the platform and these too could be leveraged by brands for further engagement. We offer the ability to set up for a Product Launch, Research and Unique or one-off Kazoiks where the brand can own the platform for the prescribed period without the expense of building and maintaining their own platform. Kazoik Platform and Engagement www.kazoik.com Twitter, Facebook, Instagram About Beyond Intent Beyond Intent was the 1st “Intent Marketing” Consultancy in the Southern Hemisphere. With a constant passion for helping our clients identify early interest in a purchase decision, we have always looked for technology and solutions that help our clients get that extra edge. Contact: KazoikBrett Levy+61 481 192 068 brett@beyondintent.com.au Australian Startup Secures Multi-Million Dollar Investment & Serial Entrepreneur Ian Buddery as Non-Exec Director. 2020-07-09T04:04:17Z australian-startup-secures-multi-million-dollar-investment-amp-serial-entrepreneur-ian-buddery-as-non-exec-director We are thrilled to let you know that 6clicks, Australia’s leading RegTech startup, has raised $2.2M AUD from a consortium of Australian business leaders and appointed Ian Buddery as a Non-Executive Director. 6clicks offers a next generation Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) platform that revolutionises the way organisations mature their cyber security, data privacy, risk management, and compliance capabilities. Together, with a suite of products including a curated and customisable content marketplace, white-label capability for advisors and mobile app “6clicks Risk Review for Teams”, companies can now arm themselves with breakthrough abilities to navigate the complex and ever-evolving regulatory environments at low cost. This funding now brings the total investment in 6clicks to $3 Million since launching in 2019, which will be used to scale operations and expand its customer base in line with its high growth potential. We are also pleased to announce that Ian Buddery, a successful early-stage-to-exit software entrepreneur, has joined our Board of Directors. Mr Buddery, who is also a significant investor in 6clicks said, ‘I am proud to join this exciting and innovative company, operating in one of the fastest growth sectors worldwide. The successful investment round gives us access to a huge market opportunity, with a highly qualified and experienced team. 6clicks' innovative technology and unique business model represents the first scalable digital solution in a sector that is ripe for disruption’. 6clicks CEO and co-founder Anthony Stevens says, ‘These important steps will help us to meet the phenomenal demand for our products in the market. Having investors and advisors of this stature on board gives us access to a wealth of expertise in strategy, operations and innovation, that will prove invaluable as 6clicks enters the next stage of growth’. We are pumped here in the office. Stay tuned for more good news! The (rapidly growing) 6clicks global community.   Media Enquiries: Stephen Walter. Head of Marketing & PR - stephen@6clicks.io Automic Group and Australian FinTech partner to provide innovative technology and professional services to the Fintech industry 2020-07-09T04:03:28Z automic-group-and-australian-fintech-partner-to-provide-innovative-technology-and-professional-services-to-the-fintech-industry Automic Group, Australia’s leading professional services provider for listed and unlisted entities, and Australian FinTech, Australia’s leading resource for financial technology news and information, have partnered for the betterment of the Fintech industry. “We have been searching for the perfect company to partner with that is the most beneficial for the Australian Fintech community,” said Australian FinTech CEO Cameron Dart. “When we saw that Automic Group offers integrated technology solutions – combined with Legal, Registry, Company Secretarial, Governance, Finance and Insurance services – we knew they were the perfect match. “From pre-launch, start-ups and scale-ups, to ASX-listed entities and multi-nationals, the products and services that Automic Group provide are not only wanted, they’re needed by industry players,” Dart added. Founded in 2012, Automic Group has grown rapidly and is now the third largest share registry provider in Australia. Managing Director Paul Williams believes that Automic’s advantage is a strong technology-focus, deep industry experience and committed staff with an absolute focus on delivering quality solutions that exceed client expectations. Their services are designed to meet the needs of all Fintechs, no matter the size. Williams said, “Automic Group delivers innovative technology and integrated professional services to help businesses grow and succeed. So this is a great opportunity for us to offer our products and services to Fintechs and to help these companies grow, scale and assist with their ongoing needs.” “With Australian FinTech being at the forefront of Fintech in Australia, this is a great partnership to service the ever-growing industry,” Williams added. To find out more about the Automic advantage visit – automicgroup.com.au Rohde & Schwarz upgrades RAAF Air-Ground-Air voice link 2020-07-08T22:57:16Z rohde-amp-schwarz-upgrades-raaf-air-ground-air-voice-link Sydney/Munich, 8 July 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) has signed a contract with BAE Systems to provide software defined radios, back up communications systems and monitoring for Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) air traffic control (ATC). This contract forms part of Project AIR 5431 Phase 3, which will see the current fixed military air traffic management and control systems at 12 locations replaced with a new harmonised system. Project AIR 5431 Phase 3 feeds into the national OneSky Project, which aims to deliver safe and more efficient air traffic services; manage future air traffic growth; and support national security based on seamless civil-military cooperation in ATC. Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz (Australia), Gareth Evans said: “The support being provided by Rohde & Schwarz includes CERTIUM radios and ancillaries, CERTIUM VCS-4G as the backup voice communications system, and CERTIUM management systems for all of the 12 ATC facilities. “Rohde & Schwarz will deliver all required elements over the next 12 months. We have the capability in Australia to sustain CERTIUM systems from our integration laboratory, maintenance, and calibration facilities in Sydney. “We are proud to roll out reliable Rohde & Schwarz technology in Australia, proven in the world market.” BAE Systems Australia Program Manager, Peter Cantwell said: “BAE Systems is pleased to partner with Rohde & Schwarz (Australia). Its CERTIUM software defined radio products are key elements of the advanced Air-Ground-Air communications capability that BAE Systems is designing, integrating and deploying for the RAAF. BAE Systems and Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) have a long history of collaboration in this domain.” In March, Rohde & Schwarz launched CERTIUM, an advanced ATC communications suite. The R&S Series4200 is a field-tested cornerstone of this portfolio, with more than 30,000 radios in service around the world. The software defined architecture makes the suite ED-137C VoIP compliant and a reliable solution for years to come. For more information on CERTIUM, please visit www.rohde-schwarz.com/certium Image: https://cdn.rohde-schwarz.com/pws/general/cws/newspress/press_material/003_08_07_20_onesky/High_Resolution_Press_Picture.zip Caption: CERTIUM features a complete portfolio from a single source with perfectly matched components based on full IP technology. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz) DORON POZNIAK JOINS SILVER TRAK DIGITAL 2020-07-08T22:21:05Z doron-pozniak-joins-silver-trak-digital As part of the company’s continued expansion into new markets Doron Pozniak, one of the sports and event marketing industry’s best-known and respected professionals, has joined Silver Trak Digital as corporate sales executive.   Pozniak is known as a highly accomplished and performance-focused sales manager with over thirteen years of proven successes in delivering a wide range of live distribution, archive and production services for high profile media organisations.    Most recently Pozniak enjoyed considerable success as sales manager with IMG Media where he was solely responsible for managing sales of IMG Media live broadcasts and their programming catalogue for events and organisations including Wimbledon, The English Premier League, English FA Cup, Italian Serie A soccer, The Open Championship, Rugby World Cup and the Olympic Archive.   He also played a major role in negotiating and concluding the Football Federation Australia six year live rights agreement and set up Silver Trak’s own Media Room asset management system within IMG in order to deliver critical broadcast files to clients around the globe.   Silver Trak COO Christian Christiansen said, “Doron has a proven track record of marketing and selling sports archives, driving business growth and forging strategic alliances with key sporting federations throughout the world. He is widely recognised for his commitment, integrity and focus on achieving consistently outstanding results. He is a great asset and addition to the Silver Trak team.”   Having launched Media Room version 3, a great tool for sporting organisations, events and codes wanting to take increased control of their own content so they can monetise it and engage with their audience in new and exciting ways, Pozniak’s appointment comes at a key time within the sports industry.   As a result Pozniak’s new role at Silver Trak sees him working alongside Chiristiansen to nurture relationships, develop new opportunities and promote Silver Trak Digital solutions - in particular the highly-acclaimed Media Room 3 - through his global sporting club and association network.   On his new appointment Doron Pozniak said, “Silver Trak Digital are game-changing trailblazers in the world of digital content management and distribution and Media Room 3 is a simply brilliant asset management solution. Joining Silver Trak now at this time when the sports media technology landscape is changing at a rapid pace is not just exciting but an incredible opportunity.” A Global Overview: How Are Priorities Changing In SMEs During COVID-19? 2020-07-08T15:52:59Z a-global-overview-how-are-priorities-changing-in-smes-during-covid-19 New research published by software comparison platform Capterra investigated how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) owners and employees reacted to COVID-19. Half of the companies didn’t have a business continuity plan put in place to cope with the crisis. Sydney, Australia, (8th July 2020) Six out of ten small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 6 European countries, Australia, and Brazil believe they won’t last more than 6 months with the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The conclusion is part of a new global research study released by Capterra investigating how SMEs are reacting to the new reality brought by the coronavirus. The survey follows a previous investigation by Capterra on how SMEs handled their shift to remote work due to the pandemic, released in May. To collect the data, Capterra surveyed 2,904 respondents, which included employees and managers in SMEs from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The interviews were conducted between 15th May 2020 and 25th May 2020. The study also showed that 53% of companies surveyed either didn’t have or weren’t sure if the company had a business continuity plan in place before the crisis. Investment in software Without a plan put in place, companies invested in technology to keep operating while also adapting to new working conditions. According to the study, 48% of respondents have had to invest in software since the beginning of the crisis. Remote desktop software, video conferencing software, and live chat software were the three types of software that were the most purchased or considered in response to Covid-19. The study found that almost half of managers surveyed based their decisions on price (49%), ease of use (46%), and reviews (37%). Shifting to operating digitally still not a top priorityDespite 46% of the companies saying they have started or are considering offering a product, service, or event online due to COVID-19, the study shows that shifting to operating digitally is still not a top priority among SMEs. When companies were asked about the level of importance of nine key aspects of business operations such as employee productivity, brand image, or retaining customers in the short term, shifting businesses to operate digitally was ranked the last priority by respondents in Australia, Brazil, France, and Spain. It was ranked second to last in Italy. By contrast, maintaining employee productivity was the top concern among all countries. “The new reality will require many entrepreneurs to rethink their online presence. The new health and travel restrictions in response to Covid-19 will push businesses to consciously take a chance on digital,” a Capterra analyst said. Since the beginning of the crisis, Capterra has been investigating how both SMEs and workers have adapted to the new work conditions. In the upcoming weeks, new data on how consumer habits have been affected by Covid-19 will also be released. About CapterraCapterra helps organisations around the world find the right software for their needs. Founded in 1999, Capterra’s global product footprint, verified user reviews backbone, independent research, and tailored comparison tools, provide more than five million in-market buyers with a confidence-building discovery experience every month. For more information, visit capterra.com.au. Media contactTo learn more about this data or request supporting imagery and graphics, please contact Jaz Worrell (Jaz.Worrell@gartner.com) or Anna Hammond (Anna.Hammond@gartner.com). rhipe Extends SMB Data Protection as Backup365 ANZ distributor 2020-07-08T02:05:31Z rhipe-extends-smb-data-protection-as-backup365-anz-distributor APAC’s leading Cloud Channel Company, rhipe (ASX: RHP), has been appointed as ANZ distributor for Backup365®. The Australian developed SaaS offering delivers effortless, automated and managed cloud data protection to the customers of managed service providers (MSPs).The Backup365 agreement is key to rhipe’s rapid ongoing expansion plans, providing a more comprehensive suite of solutions for businesses of all sizes, as customers adopt cloud based services such as Microsoft 365.This distribution agreement follows recent rhipe announcements that detailed the combined financials of all three quarters of FY20 with 32 percent sales growth and 19 percent revenue growth compared to the first 9 months of FY19. The growth was fuelled by strong sales of Microsoft’s cloud solution provider products. The Backup365 distributor agreement helps rhipe to continue to drive its cloud based services sales and revenue trends. Tovia Va'aelua, rhipe General Manager ANZ, Products & Programs, said, “Backup365 is a unique offering to our ANZ channel community. This distribution agreement provides a complementary solution for SMB businesses that need to maintain cloud data backups while retaining accessibility of what is business critical data.”Andrew Johnson, Backup365 CEO said “rhipe, is a natural fit for us with its large channel community reach in Australia and New Zealand. We’re both 100 percent Australian organisations solely dedicated to cloud solutions for MSPs and their customers with a growth strategy focused on the burgeoning Asian market.” Launched to the cloud market in 2017, the idea for Backup365 was sparked by seeing so many MSPs moving their SMB customers to cloud based services such as Microsoft 365, OneDrive, Xero, etc. Johnson said that end customers were unaware of the need to maintain backups, versioning, or life cycle management and accessibility to business data even though they had moved to the cloud.“We saw a consistent message from service providers that though customer data and backup activities are the customers’ responsibility, customers felt their data was safe ‘in the cloud’. We wanted to bridge that gap for MSPs, with an easy to deploy, locally supported, cost-effective solution,” said Johnson. “We’ve engineered a frictionless provisioning solution that ensures a painless experience for customer and partner whilst delivering peace of mind when it comes to data protection for the long term.”Cloud service providers such as Microsoft 365, Xero, SharePoint, OneDrive and other business clouds focus on ensuring uptime and access. Importantly, the backing up of cloud data is the responsibility of each individual organisation. With Backup365, an organisation’s entire cloud data is backed up, searchable and retained as needed for business access and continuity. For more information contact: rhipe: Almira Anthony almira.anthony@rhipe.com  Ph: +61 404 096 440  Backup365: Dolores Diez dolores@riversofcom.com +61 417 330 881   About Backup365 Pty Ltd (www.backup365.io) Founded in 2017, Backup365 Pty Ltd (Backup365®) was developed to assist Managed Service Providers ensure the safety and integrity of their customers’ cloud based data in the Australian and New Zealand markets. Whilst the responsibility of cloud business providers is to ensure uptime and access for their customers; backing up cloud data remains the responsibility of each individual business. Backup365 ensures all an organisation’s cloud data is backed up, searchable, undeletable and accessible forever. About rhipe (www.rhipe.com) rhipe, (ASK: RHP) is the cloud channel company. It provides its partners with a complete end to end cloud solution, helping them to grow and thrive in the emerging cloud economy. As a cloud 1st, Channel 1st company, rhipe is recognised as the leading expert in subscription software licensing in Asia Pacific and its multi-award-winning services and support division is the industry leader in Microsoft Office365 implementation.  Over the Wire’s NetSIP Voice Platform now offers Direct Routing Calling Solution for Microsoft Office 365 and Teams 2020-07-08T01:34:12Z over-the-wire-s-netsip-voice-platform-now-offers-direct-routing-calling-solution-for-microsoft-office-365-and-teams Over the Wire has today released Microsoft Teams Direct Routing calling plans, so your organisation can now call externally to the PSTN without the need for onpremises hardware. Over the Wire’s purpose is to simplify technology to empower business. To this end, we’ve extended our powerful NetSIP voice platform to natively provide competitively priced global calling from Teams. Microsoft Teams is the fastest growing business app in Microsoft history with some 44 million daily users at time of writing. A move away from legacy on-premise telephony to cloud-delivered unified communications services is now more compelling than ever. Extending Office 365 licensing to include Teams is easy – and now adding Direct Routing makes the transition to true cloud telephony simple and fast. That’s why we’ve developed our class leading NetSIP voice platform to provide Direct Routing capability for Microsoft Teams. This new service enables people to call numbers outside the Microsoft cloud, increasing their productivity and building on Over the Wire’s strengths in voice and data networking, cloud and security. As an alternative to the traditional providers, Over the Wire offers both competitive rates and improved service. We also deliver a number of services that help organisations bring together Microsoft Teams collaboration with our voice services, including: ● Session Border Controller configuration and management ● A choice of competitive voice calling plans using our national SIP network ● Integration services for our existing voice and contact centre platforms ● Self-service customer portal for ordering and routing numbers ● Flexible call routing for inbound calls NetSIP carries millions of calls every day over our highly resilient SIP platform located in geo-redundant voice hubs across Australia, terminating your calls using the best possible path at the highest possible quality. Over the Wire offers the Direct Calling SIP service as a standalone offering, not requiring customers to migrate Office 365 licensing away from their current provider. This means Over the Wire will not compete with Microsoft Partners, but instead enhance their service suite and potentially provide them with new revenue streams. Michael Omeros, Group CEO of Over the Wire, explained that employees want to collaborate in many different ways, but without the pain of disparate systems; “We are always looking for ways to improve our customers’ productivity using telecoms. We know that people want to see a truly unified collaboration experience and that is now possible combining Microsoft Teams with NetSIP.” /ENDS About Over the Wire Holdings Limited Over the Wire (ASX: OTW) is an ASX-listed telecoms, cloud and security solutions provider that has a national voice and data network with points of presence in all major Australian capital cities and Auckland, NZ. The company offers an integrated suite of products and services to business customers including SD-WAN, IP-WAN, internet, data centre, cloud security and managed services. Over the Wire companies include Over the Wire, NetSIP, Faktortel, Sanity Technology, Telarus, VPN Solutions, Access Digital Networks and Comlinx. www.overthewire.com.au