The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-05-28T00:22:44Z Bitglass reports 84% of organisations will go on supporting work from home, but most aren’t secure 2020-05-28T00:22:44Z bitglass-reports-84-of-organisations-will-go-on-supporting-work-from-home-but-most-arent-secure SYDNEY, May 28. Bitglass, the next-gen cloud security company, has released its 2020 Remote Work Report, which analyses how organisations have adjusted to support remote workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Bitglass partnered with a leading cyber security community and surveyed IT professionals to understand how prepared their businesses are for the sudden shift, what actions they are taking in cyber security, and what their top security concerns are now. Currently organisations are struggling to adjust to the new normal. 41% have not taken any steps to expand secure access for the remote workforce, while 50% are citing proper equipment as the biggest impediment to doing so. Consequently, 65% of organisations now enable personal devices to access managed applications. Asked what their organisations are primarily concerned with securing while employees work remotely, 65% of respondents said securing network access. This was followed by securing access to SaaS apps like Slack (55%) and bring your own device/personal devices (55%). For the most concerning threat vectors for remote work, respondents cited malware (72%) and unauthorised user access (59%). “This research indicates that many organisations are not implementing the security measures necessary to protect their data in the current business environment,” said Anurag Kahol, CTO of Bitglass. “For example, while respondents said the pandemic has accelerated the migration of user workflows and applications to the cloud, most are not employing cloud security solutions like single sign-on (SSO), data loss prevention, zero trust network access, or cloud access security brokers. “On top of that, 84% of organisations reported that they are likely to continue to support remote work capabilities even after stay at home orders are lifted. To do this safely, they must prioritise securing data in any app, any device, anywhere in the world.” Key findings include: Malware is the most concerning threat vector, with 72% of respondents citing it as their top concern. From a remote work perspective, the application types that organisations are most concerned about securing include file sharing (68%), web applications (47%), and video conferencing (45%). At 77%, anti-malware is the most-used tool to secure remote work. However, this and other tools like single sign-on (45%), data loss prevention (18%), and user and entity behaviour analytics (11%) are still not deployed widely enough. 63% of respondents said that remote work was likely to impact their compliance with regulatory mandates; 50% named GDPR, specifically. To see all of the findings, download the full report here: https://pages.bitglass.com/CD-FY20Q2-RemoteWorkforceReport_LP.html?&utm_source=pr About Bitglass Bitglass, the Next-Gen Cloud Security company, is based in Silicon Valley with offices worldwide. The company's cloud security solutions deliver zero-day, agentless, data and threat protection for any app, any device, anywhere. Bitglass is backed by Tier 1 investors and was founded in 2013 by a team of industry veterans with a proven track record of innovation and execution. Contact David Shephard Bitglass ANZ dshephard@bitglass.com Melbourne-based HR professional recognised as Rising Star 2020-05-27T02:11:40Z melbourne-based-hr-professional-recognised-as-rising-star St Leonards, NSW (27 May 2020) – A Melbourne-based HR professional has been recognised in a prestigious list showcasing the future leaders in the HR field. Asurion’s Ashley Ferris has been included in Human Resources Director’s annual Rising Stars report. Now in its fifth year, the 2020 report highlights emerging talents with fewer than 10 years of HR experience, who are able to demonstrate success in executing progressive HR initiatives. Ferris commenced as Head of HR for ANZ in 2019 and took on the massive task of assisting Asurion with its full-scale transformation that year. The revamp saw Asurion consolidating three sites to one, restructuring all functional business areas, retrenching 55% of staff, and re-hiring 50% into its new HQ. Ferris played a crucial role in making the transformation a success, capably managing the changes and helping people through it, both exiting and entering. Through careful communication, engagement, and a robust outplacement program, the departing staff were quickly rehired. Ferris also successfully faced up to the unique challenges of revitalising morale within the existing staff and providing stability to the new talent by focusing on the areas of community and leadership. He implemented several initiatives such as a new corporate volunteerism strategy, team-building programs, and a regular cadence of events to enable staff to have fun at work. He also helped build a new leadership team and set up a new people leadership program. Ferris gives back to the HR community by mentoring other HR professionals.      “HRD has once again showcased the HR industry’s most promising talent, with 33 emerging leaders making the grade this year,” says the editorial team at Human Resources Director. “This year’s winners came from a variety of industries, including hospitality, healthcare, ICT, technology, financial services, beauty, education, public services, transport and logistics, and retail.” To view the full online report and to find out more about Ferris, click HERE. -ENDS- HRD is Australia’s leading source of news, opinion and analysis for today’s HR professional. HRD concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the Industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters with content featuring high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HRDs and industry leaders from around the globe as-well-as leading news makers in the field. What Remote Learning Taught Us 2020-05-26T23:21:23Z what-remote-learning-taught-us While some predicted the effect COVID-19 would have on our everyday lives, the adjustment to remote learning, working from home and physical distancing still required a steep learning curve. Melbourne Girls Grammar benefitted from a strong technological infrastructure and were able to make a swift change to the delivery of curriculum. In the background, there was a lot of work to be done to support both students and staff in their move online.   The decision to move to remote learning did not happen overnight, although it might have appeared as though it did, due primarily to the preparedness of our staff to support our students in their delivery of curriculum online. As an independent school, Melbourne Girls Grammar was able to consider all the pros and cons of an early move to remote learning.   While the government debated what was safe and in the best interests of children in schools across the country, Principal Dr Toni E. Meath, with the full support of School Council and the Executive team decided that on 18 March 2020, Melbourne Girls Grammar would commence remote learning. This decision was what was best for our school, as one who boasts an incredible digital infrastructure with the tools and resources to launch remote learning swiftly, reducing disruption to our Grammarians’ learning.   From this week, Melbourne Girls Grammar started to welcome students back to campus. This offers us the opportunity to reflect on where we started with this remote learning journey, and what we’ve accomplished in that time.  This infographic gives just a glimpse of what remote learning looked like from the outside. It doesn’t, however, take into account everything that went into making the Remote Learning Program the innovative learning experience it was for our Grammarians.   As the Director of Professional Practice, Ashley Pratt’s role changed during this time to support the delivery of our teaching and learning program. Ashley’s skillset in the area of digital pedagogy served us well and his insights to the logistics of remote learning show just how far we came in such a short time.   “The move to remote learning was careful and considered. We were lucky enough to have been making contingency plans from quite early on and as the situation became clearer, we moved rapidly to enact these plans with relatively little disruption,” said Ashley.   With just one planning day in between face to face teaching and remote learning, the quality of our teaching staff became more evident than ever as we moved online using our Learning Management System, Zoom, Seesaw, Office 365 and every other system in our toolbox. Students were prepared for what was to come and reassured that their teachers would be readily available to assist them.  “The most surprising aspect was how cleanly the move to Remote Learning occurred. It required a huge amount of work by teachers but we were able to get the whole transition complete over 36 hours, a significant achievement by anyone’s measurement,“ said Ashley.   Fellow staff member Stephanie Walton agreed that due to the collaborative and supportive nature of colleagues, the transition was much cleaner than expected.   “What was so reassuring, and something that I am extremely grateful for, is how all staff members helped and supported each other in the preparation for remote learning. We shared tasks and played to each other’s strengths by knowing who is best at organisation, who is the best at making videos and who to call on for IT help,” said Stephanie. “Teachers are usually a pretty collaborative and helpful bunch of people, but the sharing of resources has been exceptional, both within our school community and beyond. Both our colleagues and our students have shown great patience and generosity with their time, their opinions and support.”  As an organisation, Melbourne Girls Grammar has always fostered independence and resilience in our Grammarians. When we moved to remote learning, the foundational skills we layered at each year level were put to the test, and our Grammarians were thriving. With our current Year 12 cohort the first to have completed our innovative Senior Years Program, the preparedness of our students was one we could be proud of, especially at the senior level.   Providing a blend of synchronous (to be completed together as a class, e.g. a Zoom lesson) and asynchronous tasks (to be completed in their own time, e.g a report) allowed students the freedom to manage their time to the best of their abilities and make the most of the resources and support when necessary.   “As a whole community I felt that we were really well prepared for the transition. Through the use of our Learning Management System, we already had the majority of our resources online,” said Stephanie. “Students were already used to accessing work online, both at school and at home, but they have shown great flexibility in their coping. They have developed effective context specific strategies with the help of teachers, coordinators and coaches. As we settled into remote learning it became less surreal and I found myself thinking what will it be like when we return.”  Indeed, as the end of remote learning approaches, we start to reflect on everything that has come from it; improved technological use, lessons in self awareness, and improved hand hygiene. Now we look to assess what elements of remote learning should stay with us long after the period of necessity ends.   Ashley had his own thoughts about what he’d like to see in the future. “I think I would like to see a new appreciation for the bonds of friendship and familial connection. I hope everyone will learn to appreciate the time we spend in each other’s company a little more. I was particularly moved by the message of Her Majesty, The Queen: “We should take comfort that, while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”  SurfStitch makes a splash by partnering with Tryzens 2020-05-26T20:06:45Z surfstitch-makes-a-splash-by-partnering-with-tryzens SurfStitch, the Australian based coastal lifestyle platform, has announced it has chosen digital commerce consultancy Tryzens to help them enhance and support their digital flagship. The new partnership will continue to enable SurfStitch to provide a superior experience and explore new channels and ways of connecting with customers, especially during these challenging times. Since its inception, SurfStitch has grown from a back-garden business located in a garage to a top-tier ecommerce platform that has serviced over two million customers. Over the years it has increased its partnerships to include over 300 different brands, such as Vans, Converse and Stussy, all providing a different, unique story to reflect its customers’ passion for coastal lifestyle. Its success has allowed it to develop a strong customer base located across Australia, New Zealand and in international markets.   To meet the needs of SurfStitch’s new lean inhouse dev team, Tryzens will provide 24/7 support and maintenance along with customer experience design, strategic road-mapping and enhancements to help them continue to stay ahead of the curve and on the cusp of innovation. As a digital brand, the focus has always been on providing the best possible experience for its customers and providing easy access to contemporary coastal culture. Justin Hillberg, Managing Director at SurfStitch comments: “We have always and will continue to put our customers first. In the current climate, we need to challenge the status quo and look to new ways to evolve our online experience. We have always had strong relationships with our partners and cultural alignment has been key to our mutual success. Tryzens provides value for money, flexibility, and industry knowledge which will help us continue to deliver an outstanding online offering. Working with Tryzens is a new chapter for SurfStitch and we are excited about what the future holds.” Andy Burton, CEO of Tryzens added: “Now more than ever, providing a superior online experience has never been more important. Customers are looking for compelling experiences and product offerings as they spend increasingly more time at home browsing. We’re elated to partner with SurfStitch as one of the pioneers in the online space to add our expertise and support to bolster sustainable and profitable trade.”   ENDS About SurfStitch We’re all about those feel-good, Saturday state of mind moments and use our selection of over 300 brands and their stories to provide you with the goods that best reflect your unique identity. Surf may be in our name, though we have grown to embrace the cultures that surround it. Be it fashion, travel, art, music or beyond, we stay ahead of the curve with the latest trends to help connect you with the same positive, passionate mindsets our brand stands by. https://www.surfstitch.com/ SurfStitch is proud to be part of the Alquemie Group, a new portfolio of leading premium brands.   About Tryzens Tryzens is an international digital commerce consultancy that take a holistic approach to growing your business, no matter how or where your customers choose to buy. Our team of trading specialists, strategists and technology experts are passionate about growing your business by implementing solutions that optimise performance across all channels. With offices in offices in London, Melbourne, Sydney, Sofia and Trivandrum, we have partnered with some of the world’s most successful retailers and brand owners including Cotton On Group, R.M.Williams, Liberty London, Showpo, Fisher & Paykel and Treasury Wine Estates to provide beginning to end services that help grow businesses and provide the best customer experiences. https://tryzens.com/   RiseXperience - A New Digital Contact Centre Solution 2020-05-26T02:36:48Z risexperience-a-new-digital-contact-centre-solution [Melbourne, 26th May 2020]: In an Australian market-first release, Rise.CX is today announcing the launch of RiseXperience, a new Digital Contact Centre Solution integrated directly with Amazon Connect. RiseXperience is a feature-rich, omni-channel CX platform natively built on AWS, and offers a new way for organisations to connect with their customers. ‘We’re the first movers launching this technology in Australia – a digital contact centre solution living on Amazon Connect and AWS, and completely integration-ready with any tech ecosystem, out-of-the- box. With powerful omni-channel and analytics capabilities inbuilt, it’s the fastest way for organisations to adapt their business,’ says Guy Elliott, industry veteran and co-founder of Rise.CX. Josie Willis, Managing Director and fellow co-founder of Rise.CX, agrees. ‘As an Australian startup, we really wanted to create something different in the industry, that was focused on people. Any change – no matter how brilliant – generates anxiety. What’s special about RiseXperience is we not only have a robust technology solution that’s unique in the market, but also a proprietary delivery approach that focuses on readying people and culture for this adoption.’ Features and benefits of the RiseXperience platform include: A full-featured on-demand Digital Contact Centre, with powerful omni-channel and analytics capabilities Native built on Amazon Connect and AWS Cloud infrastructure A robust and highly usable inbound IVR and CTI Solution Per-minute, consumptive billing model with no minimum commitments A proprietary change and implementation methodology that up-skills teams and supports adoption. For further information, please visit https://rise.cx/ to find out more about RiseXperience. About Rise.CX: Founded in 2018, Rise.CX is one of Australia’s largest customer experience professional service providers. Rise.CX seeks to change the way organisations in Australia connect and engage with their customers and teams – and provides the tools, technology and support needed to do so.  Bufferzone Security launches in Australia and New Zealand 2020-05-26T01:25:09Z bufferzone-security-launches-in-australia-and-new-zealand SYDNEY, May 26, 2020. Technology entrepreneur Greg Wyman has launched the Australia and New Zealand operation of Bufferzone Security, a provider of next-generation endpoint security solutions. Wyman brought Backup Exec/Veritas, Brocade and StorageCraft to the region. Bufferzone’s ANZ business will augment operations in the US, Europe, Japan, South Asia, Africa and Israel. The company protects organisations from advanced threats including ransomware, zero-day attacks and phishing scams. Israel Levy, CEO at Bufferzone said: “We are proud to work with Greg and his A51 team in introducing an MSP (Managed Service Provider) model for our technology. We believe Australia and New Zealand are perfect for the initial launch of this program due their size, culture and vast number of SMB businesses.” Bufferzone’s unique solution protects endpoints of all business sizes by creating a local, lightweight and secure virtual container on each user’s PC or laptop that prevents malware from escaping to infect the corporate network. Wyman said: “According to Verizon in 2019, 94% of data breaches start with email and/or the web. Using Bufferzone, whenever a user clicks a web link, visits a website, downloads a file from the web or opens an email attachment, it is opened in a lightweight, secure virtual container located on the user’s PC or laptop. “Malware can’t escape from that container, so the user’s PC/laptop is protected and malware is prevented from compromising the corporate network, even with remote workers.” Wyman added: “Our ethos is ‘we know you can’t detect all threats, but you can contain them’. “We are an ideal complement to existing security products. We are able to deliver an exceptional level of protection of endpoints and prevention of network infections as a powerful, reliable and affordable complement to all security strategies.” About BUFFERZONE BUFFERZONE® endpoint security solutions protect enterprises from advanced threats including ransomware, zero-days, phishing scams and APTs. With cutting-edge containment, bridging and intelligence, BUFFERZONE® gives employees seamless access to Internet applications, mail messaging application such as Zoom, Teams, Whatsapp, Line and WeChat, Network folders and removable storage – while keeping the enterprise safe. Learn more at BUFFERZONE®security.com. Follow BUFFERZONE® on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook Contact Greg Wyman greg.wyman@bufferzonesecurity.com.au +61 (0) 402 259 359 Brisbane PropTech Startup Adds Value for Buyers, Sellers and Investors 2020-05-25T22:33:35Z brisbane-proptech-startup-adds-value-for-buyers-sellers-and-investors Brisbane, AUSTRALIA, 26 May 2020 – PropTech startup TrueMarket wants to take the guesswork out of property transactions for buyers, sellers and investors by making professional e-valuations a mainstream consumer service. The company offers customised online property assessments completed by fully qualified valuation experts. Informed by property-specific metrics and market research, the e-valuation reports provide objective sale price assessments, rental estimates, sales comparisons and risk profiling.   TrueMarket valuers use a range of online and mobile technologies, including user video uploads, digital imagery, verified house/unit plans and satellite mapping to complete virtual property viewings. These innovations allow the e-valuations to be based on a visual inspection of customers’ properties while expediting the assessment process and significantly reducing report costs. The e-valuations are designed to assist clients with property negotiations and sales decisions. From an investor standpoint, the reports are also suitable for capital gains tax assessments and self-managed super fund reporting requirements.   Company director Julian Chapman developed the concept after working in the property valuation industry for more than fifteen years. ‘I was completing these property reports for banks, who relied on our assessments for their own due diligence and thought that they could also be a useful information resource for buyers and sellers in pre-contractual negotiations’. He says that after many conversations with friends and associates, the market demand for the service was clear. ‘Prior to TrueMarket, if a consumer wanted to obtain property price information, they either had to rely on the word of a real estate agent or use generic online appraisal tools, which lack any real accuracy or reliability.’ Alternatively, ordering a formal property valuation was expensive and time-consuming. This is where Mr Chapman saw an opportunity to transform the service and make it appealing to consumers. He says the focus of TrueMarket is to ‘provide fast, low-cost property assessments that are accurate, informative and objective.’ Delivering on this goal, the company offer their e-valuations for just $149 and strive for same-day report delivery.   Whilst the service is currently only available in the Greater Brisbane region, the company’s mission is to provide greater transparency in real estate dealings across Australia. Accordingly, TrueMarket is planning to expand to other regional centres and capital cities as demand grows. Head to www.truemarket.com.au for more information about the service and to download a sample report.   Media Contact Julian Chapman 0404 730 040 julian@truemarket.com.au www.truemarket.com.au Seagate Technology To Open Up Patents In Fight Against COVID-19 2020-05-25T22:00:00Z seagate-technology-to-open-up-patents-in-fight-against-covid-19 Sydney, AUSTRALIA, May 26, 2020 – Seagate® Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced that it has signed the Open COVID Pledge. The pledge grants free access to all of Seagate’s patented technologies to help enable diagnosing, preventing, containing, and treating of COVID-19. The mission of the Open COVID Pledge is to provide access to every tool at the disposal of businesses and society toward the goal of rapid development and deployment of technologies in a massive scale without impediment, in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “Seagate’s mission is to maximise the potential of humanity,” said Seagate’s CEO Dr. Dave Mosley. “Never has that been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Collaboration is going to be key in the efforts to fight the disease and minimise the lasting impact. The Open COVID Pledge is another of the amazing ways we can all work together, and Seagate is proud to be a part of this pledge to help enable critical access to powerful solutions for the good of humanity.” Seagate has already begun to take proactive steps in helping organisations around the world fight back against the pandemic. A few examples: At the onset of emergency in China, Seagate donated critical medical supplies to several hospitals in China’s Hubei Province, including three fully equipped negative-pressure ambulances. Seagate contributed storage and compute resources and employees volunteered their expertise to drive a positive impact on Folding@home’s COVID-19 program. Folding@home is a distributed-computing project that relies on a global network of volunteers who run complex simulations of protein dynamics on their personal computers. The insights from data are helping scientists better understand how diseases occur so they can develop targeted therapeutics. After a little more than a month of contributing to this project, Seagate’s team has produced impressive results, vaulting into the top one percent of worldwide teams in terms of productivity, with more than 9,000 completed work units. The faster a team can complete a work unit, the faster scientists can get to work studying these proteins and finding treatments for diseases like Alzheimer’s, COVID-19, cancer and many more. Seagate and Vent-19, a nonprofit developing affordable rapidly mass producible solutions to help people breathe with ventilators and other biomedical devices, are working together to apply Seagate's strengths in high technology, high volume, and low-cost solutions to help fight the impact of Covid-19. Additionally, as part of Seagate's long-term commitment to fuel its “Data4Good” program, a number of Seagate employees have volunteered their data science expertise and time to help various organisations focused on solving key issues associated with the pandemic. The program identifies opportunities for employees to directly contribute their skills and a portion of their time to fight against COVID-19 and makes it easy to apply their skills to bring about positive social impact. 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 about Seagate by visiting www.seagate.com or following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and subscribing to our blog. ©2020 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Spiral logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Media Contact Pru Quinlan Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 pru@einsteinz.com.au ESL and Menulog partner ahead of highly anticipated ESL ANZ Championships 2020-05-25T02:59:18Z esl-and-menulog-partner-ahead-of-highly-anticipated-esl-anz-championships 25 May 2020 - Australia’s favourite food delivery service, Menulog and ESL Australia, the local division of the world’s largest esports company, ESL, have today announced a first-ever ‘food partnership’  for the upcoming season of the ESL ANZ Championship (ESL ANZ Champs).  With a natural link between gaming and food delivery, this new partnership is another step in Menulog’s support of the esports community and will bring with it a number of exciting initiatives for players and fans.  Menulog’s Marketing Director, Simon Cheng, said: “We’re excited to kick off our partnership with ESL, launching with the broadcasts of the ESL ANZ Champs over the coming months. We know esports is a real passion of so many of our customers and the broader community and so we’re proud to be able to support ESL and get behind this rapidly growing sport.  “Food and sport is a natural fit, even more so when you’re doing it from your own home! We’re encouraging all fans to keep their eyes peeled for Menulog in live streams and for some great incentives we have planned throughout the partnership.”  James Fletcher, Product Manager, ESL Australia said: “This partnership is a natural fit for the ESL ANZ Champs - whenever our broadcast team needs lunch or dinner delivered, we’ve always chosen Menulog. We’re excited to deliver Australian esports fans some new segments in our broadcasts that showcase Menulog’s services, and look forward to seeing the response.” The ESL ANZ Champs is broadcast weekly on twitch.tv/esl_australia. ### For all media enquiries, please contact:  Alex Blaikie | PR Manager, ESL Australia press.aus@eslgaming.com +61 401 947 878 More information about the partnership between ESL and Menulog can be found on press.eslgaming.com and pro.eslgaming.com/anz. About Menulog  Menulog is Australia’s home-ground online food delivery service with the greatest choice of both restaurants and cuisine types on offer. Menulog connects more than 2.6 million active customers with over 19,600 local restaurants via its websites and native mobile apps. Menulog offers more than 90 different cuisines that can be delivered to more than 87 percent of the addressable population. Download the Menulog Apps via the App Store of Google Play. Follow Facebook.com/menulog.com.au and @menulog. Menulog is part of global group, Just Eat Takeaway.com. About ESL  ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size tournaments, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. About.eslgaming.com Brisbane Document Destruction Service: Benefits of Secure Data Obliteration 2020-05-22T07:17:25Z brisbane-document-destruction-service-benefits-of-secure-data-obliteration-1 In today’s world of hackers, data miners, and information thieves, Brisbane Document Destruction Service specializes in securely obliterating documents for clients in multiple fields. The process is highly secure, efficient, convenient, and provides multiple benefits for companies and the environment. Legislation governing the maintenance, security, and a breach of documents with personally identifiable information continue to evolve. It can be difficult to stay abreast of changes and firms that don’t take appropriate precautions run the risk of incurring significant fines, along with unwelcome attention that damages business reputations and results in loss of revenues. The benefits of professional domestic shredding services Brisbane include: • The information can’t ever be recovered • Companies avoid fines for improperly disposing of documents • Businesses maintain regulatory compliance • It’s an eco-friendly method • Professional shredding saves time and money • It rids companies of unnecessary clutter Brisbane Document Destruction Service utilizes multiple precautions and protocols at every step of the process to ensure security. The company provides locked bins to hold client documents, all staff and drivers are police vetted, and the document destruction is conducted in a secure facility to ensure the highest level of security. The company is environmentally aware and takes steps to lessen the impact on the ecosystem by employing a multi-faceted process that turns shredded documents into paper pulp. It’s treated with a dye removal technique and the pulp is transformed into recycled paper, cardboard and similar products. Document shredding Gold Coast is a critical element of conducting commerce in today’s world. Whenever documents that contain personal information are no longer needed or required, they must be destroyed in an approved manner. Brisbane Document Destruction Service is cognizant of all regulations regarding document destruction. The theft of all types of personal data continues to escalate and no business can risk sensitive information falling into the wrong hands. Industrial paper shredding is efficient, cost effective, and ensures regulatory compliance. Brisbane Document Destruction Service provides multiple benefits and serves the needs of clients in a wide variety of industries. About Brisbane Document Destruction Service The company serves the entire of Queensland, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba, Rock Hampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, and Gladstone. Established in 1990, the Australian owned and operated company provides prompt, reliable service for all types of documents and records, bin supply, and pick-up service. Fees apply to metro and regional areas. Media Contact Brisbane Document Destruction Service Theo St. James - Owner Phone: 07 3167 6190 Email: sales@brisbaneshredding.com.au Unit16/14 Riverwalk Ave. Robina, QLD 4226 Website: www.brisbaneshredding.com.au Hitachi Vantara Expands Digital Manufacturing Portfolio as Pandemic Exposes Industry’s Need To Modernise Operations 2020-05-22T00:55:29Z hitachi-vantara-expands-digital-manufacturing-portfolio-as-pandemic-exposes-industrys-need-to-modernise-operations SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 21, 2020 – Hitachi Vantara, the digital infrastructure and solutions subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced an expanded set of offerings to help manufacturers accelerate Manufacturing 4.0 initiatives and to assist with safely restarting production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many manufacturers, the pandemic has not only affected worker health and safety, it has impacted demand, interrupted production, exposed vulnerabilities in supply chains, and driven an urgent need to modernize operations. Dramatic variations in production capacity and demand illustrate the new stresses being placed on manufacturing supply chains and production planning: after the onset of COVID-19, industrial production in the United States experienced the steepest decline since 19461, yet daily U.S. e-commerce sales jumped 49%2. Hitachi Vantara’s new manufacturing practice and its expanded portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions, services and consulting services aims to help manufacturers adapt to these immediate challenges. It also promises to help manufacturers lay the foundations for the digitalization of health, safety and environment (HS&E), asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization. “The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing a litany of challenges for manufacturers that highlight how important unlocking data and digital industrial innovation is to the industry’s future,” said James Destro, general manager, Manufacturing Practice, Hitachi Vantara. “With our powerful IT and OT experience, Hitachi Vantara can uniquely inspire, envision, architect and accelerate digital transformation that solves today’s challenges and prepares manufacturers for the challenges of tomorrow.” New Lumada Video Analytics Solutions for Smart Spaces Address a Top Priority: A Safe Return to Production Worker health and safety are primary concerns for manufacturers restarting their operations during COVID-19. The expanded portfolio of digital solutions for manufacturing from Hitachi Vantara includes health, safety and environment solutions leveraging Lumada Video Insights technologies which can be condivd for applications such as elevated body temperature identification and hand-washing detection. Thermal cameras and lidar technology can detect the temperature of a person from a distance, so that workers can be screened non-intrusively for symptoms of COVID-19 and workspaces can be monitored for compliance with distancing recommendations. Practice Helps Manufacturers Lay Foundations for Digital Transformation COVID-19 has revealed many manufacturers’ overreliance on manual processes and operations, and the lack of visibility that many manufacturing line managers and executives have into their supply chains. Both hinder manufacturers’ ability to respond dynamically during times of uncertain demand. Modernizing and digitalizing such capabilities will be essential for manufacturers to recover from the pandemic quickly, and to create the more agile and resilient manufacturing operations needed in the future. This is another focus of Hitachi Vantara’s new manufacturing practice. Hitachi’s manufacturing innovations, enterprise-class information technology, and intellectual property – coupled with deep, industry-specific consulting expertise and proven methods to accelerate time to value – enable customers to operationalize digital innovation in a protected, deployment-agnostic and end-to-end approach. Hitachi Vantara’s outcome-focused consulting process breaks down barriers between OT and IT teams to craft comprehensive solutions that deliver transformative outcomes. Hitachi Vantara Expands Lumada Manufacturing Insights Portfolio Hitachi Vantara today also announced the expansion of Lumada Manufacturing Insights solutions with new domains that help manufacturers address health, safety and environment, supply chain optimization, asset insights, predictive quality, and operations optimization. Lumada Manufacturing Insights is a portfolio of industrial internet-of-things (IoT) solutions that empowers manufacturers to improve operations through data-driven insights. The portfolio delivers benefits such as improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), superior operations efficiency, and product quality optimization through predictive and prescriptive insights. The new solutions introduced today, coupled to Hitachi Vantara’s advisory and consulting services, enable manufacturers to connect production floor Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to create a “digital thread” that provides complete visibility into the data of the organization. Supporting References “The COVID-19 pandemic presents a number of significant challenges for global manufacturers, from ensuring safety for their workers, to supporting new regulatory compliance, to managing and maintaining a strong supply chain and solving for logistics,” said Fabio Raffo, associate director for industrial software research at Omdia Research. “As they grapple with operating in the new normal, transformative digital solutions can help to provide significant ROI and play an integral role in helping them to not only solve for and overcome these challenges – but thrive – while providing a foundation for future innovation.” Federal ReserveAdobe Additional ResourcesTo learn more about the Hitachi Manufacturing Practice, please visit: https://www.hitachivantara.com/go/manufacturing-services/Blog: Helping the Manufacturing Industry Modernize and Thrive in a Post COVID WorldBrochure: Hitachi Vantara Practice for Manufacturing OverviewBlog: How Infrared Video and 3D Lidar Technologies Can Help Flatten the Coronavirus Infection Curve Connect With Hitachi VantaraTwitterLinkedInFacebook Game-changing LegalTech platform helps Australian lawyers create client legal documents in minutes 2020-05-22T00:31:26Z game-changing-legaltech-platform-helps-australian-lawyers-create-client-legal-documents-in-minutes Sydney, Australia — 21 May 2020 — One startup company aims to revolutionise Australia’s legal industry by leveraging technology to help lawyers create a wide array of legal documents in minutes.   DocuStream Pty Ltd is harnessing the power of automation to help lawyers create legally-sound documents for a range of purposes using a smart client instruction wizard. Contract Instructor™ renders the time-consuming and expensive process of gathering information from clients and then drafting accurate legal documents simple and fast. The user-friendly platform helps lawyers create attractive, legally-sound documents in minutes instead of hours using an online wizard to gather data from clients.   Every document delivered to the lawyer through the platform is an editable document professionally formatted with page numbering and cross referencing. Lawyers also have the option to complete the wizards independently of the client.   Contract Instructor gives lawyers an edge over DIY legal software competitors by combining the power of automation with the expertise of real lawyers who can provide a legal review after a document is created to ensure it is effective and legally binding. The platform covers a wide range of legal documents, including personal documents like powers of attorney and corporate documents like deeds of novation and release; general documents including non-disclosure agreements and company policies; contracts and forms applicable to online businesses, such as customer agreements and terms of use; privacy compliance plans and documents; services agreements for different types of situations and industries; software agreements for app developers; startup company documents; policies and waivers for telecommunications companies and much more.   A single legal document can be created with Contract Instructor for under $30, or the equivalent of a six minutes of work for a lawyer who typically charges $300 per hour. Documents can be purchased a la carte, without the need for a monthly subscription. Any contract generated is only paid for upon completion of the wizard.   According to company founder Alan Arnott, the Contract Instructor platform is proving helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the way the software quickly turns client information into usable legal documents without the need for client meetings. With the Contract Instructor system, a lawyer can easily email clients a personalised wizard to collect the data they need to generate a document quickly.   “Our platform is especially useful for lawyers in the age of social distancing,” Arnott said. “We look forward to revolutionising legal practices across Australia with our groundbreaking legal software.”   Contract Instructor is currently only available for lawyers practicing in Australia. Search Contract Instructor's precedent library and learn more at https://www.contractinstructor.io/precedent-library.php.      For more information about Contract Instructor, go to https://www.contractinstructor.io.   # # #   Viotel and Definium implement development partnership 2020-05-21T10:03:33Z viotel-and-definium-implement-development-partnership Media Release: 18th May, 2020 Viotel and Definium Technologies Pty Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a development partnership agreement to facilitate optimisation of Viotel's suite of 'Internet of Things (IoT)' devices for commercial scale manufacture. Definium is an Australian company which specialises in producing custom hardware and software solutions and has a state-of-the-art automated electronics manufacturing and assembly facility, located in Tasmania. Viotel and Definium Technologies Pty Ltd are pleased to announce the signing of a development partnership agreement to facilitate optimisation of Viotel's suite of 'Internet of Things (IoT)' devices for commercial scale manufacture.Definium is an Australian company which specialises in producing custom hardware and software solutions and has a state-of-the-art automated electronics manufacturing and assembly facility, located in Tasmania. Definium CEO, Mike Cruse said; "Definium is very excited to enter into this partnership with Viotel as it is a great match of Viotel's experience and capability in their market segment and Definium's design and manufacturing capabilities. Viotel are a technically sophisticated company that knows precisely what they need and indeed have the capability to produce prototype units. We will leverage our experience in the design and manufacturing of IoT and industrial control devices to accelerate Viotel's products to market in production quantities. This partnership is a great example of regional companies working together to produce state of the art technology and get it to market." "This partnership is a key step in fulfilling our commitment for realising the potential of 'Internet of Things' technology to empower infrastructure owners to mitigate risks, identify opportunities and make better decisions," said Viotel Chairman Dan O'Toole. For more information contact: AUSTRALIADan O'Tooledan.otoole@viotel.co+61 (0) 407 206 550 Mike Crusemcruse@definium.net+61 3 6334 1048 NEW ZEALANDRalf Mullerralf.muller@viotel.co+64 21 250 4494 About ViotelOur mission is to empower businesses with better data for better decisions. At Viotel we believe knowledge is power, and understand the critical role data plays in managing risks, identifying opportunities and protecting business assets. Using 'plug and play' Smart Box technology, coupled with the power of Amazon Web Services, Viotel has created a data ecosystem. We believe in making smart technology smarter. By continually investing in new technology and collecting and analysing data in real time, our cutting- edge solutions empower businesses to identify cost savings, increase productivity, streamline maintenance, increase OHS, monitor assets from any location and respond faster to emergencies.Viotel currently has operations support in Australia and New Zealand. About Definium TechnologiesDefinium Technologies Pty Ltd is an Australian company which specialises in producing custom hardware and software solutions to solve problems in multiple domains including low-power remote sensor monitoring and control, industrial sensor gateways, real-time control platforms, and protocol interoperability layers for carrier, enterprise and industrial grade deployments. Definium provides a complete electronics hardware manufacturing solution with automated in-line surface mount assembly, vacuum vapour-phase reflow, automated optical inspection, selective & wave soldering, x-ray inspection and manual soldering/assembly tooling.Definium has designed and manufactured a large range of solutions from low-power wireless sensors and communication gateways through to high-end audio devices, fuel injection and real time industrial control systems. All Definium Technologies' products are manufactured in Tasmania, Australia. Strata industry shakeup 2020-05-21T03:35:26Z strata-industry-shakeup Strata Management is proving to be an interesting and difficult to navigate industry during the global pandemic. Firms have faced the same pressures as other businesses, trying to get large workforce's to provide a high-quality service while working remotely. Strata firms are not immune to financial challenges and stresses during the pandemic. If anything, the workload has risen immensely for body corporate/owners corporation managers. But one difference is they are now facing issues as some owners in bodies corporate are struggling financially and yet expecting the full service for free. The client facing staff are experiencing stressful workloads with a negative sentiment from those they are providing a service to. Now this is obviously not every client, others have presented some positive,F community spirit – showing a lot of appreciation for their managers. With such a rise in workload, a negative perception from clients who may not fully grasp how the strata industry operates and their own business impacts – strata firms are facing a make or break moment. While they want to show a lot of empathy, without getting paid, they may fall. One business consulting/outsourcing firm has been the saving grace for helping some of Australia’s leading strata firms stay on top. The fundamental to any good business is your people, process design and technology. These resources equip you to better navigate challenges, provide the best quality service and become an adaptable and resilient business. That is where APT comes in. We are more than just outsourcing, we become an extension of your business and your people, processes and technology. We have been able to deploy new processes and assist in ensuring work from home is efficient. The most important role we have been playing in this crisis is taking some of the administrative work load off the client facing staff so they can better support and manage their communities. The firms we work with have been able to adapt quickly and efficiently to ensure they can continue to provide the high-quality service they always do. Through process design, people and technology – APT can help you today and into the future. www.aptbusinessservices.com.au Australia’s Leading Experience Company, Hidden Door Experiences, Releases We Clue, a Game-Changing Race-Style App 2020-05-21T03:03:18Z australia-s-leading-experience-company-hidden-door-experiences-releases-we-clue-a-game-changing-race-style-app Sydney, Australia - Australia’s leading group experience company, Hidden Door Experiences, is pleased to announce the release of We Clue, a new app developed for people to play Amazing Race-style city adventures with their friends, families and work colleagues.   All Sydney races on We Clue will be free until the end of August to coincide with the easing of COVID restrictions.   Designed to help users explore their city and compete in a fun and friendly competition, We Clue users can create teams, choose from existing races or design their own race, solve clues as a team, and solve clues and puzzles while on the move.   As the COVID-19 restrictions start to lift, finding exciting and fun-filled activities for the whole family can be a challenge, thereby making We Clue an ideal way out to balancing fitness, fun and adventure.   The simplicity of We Clue make it the perfect weekend adventure for anyone looking to inject some fun, clue-solving and laughter into their weekend.   “We Clue is designed so you can download the app and either design your own race or play one of the races we’ve crafted.  As a gift to Sydney-siders, all races are free until the end of August so it’s the perfect way to explore the city with your family or friends as we ease out of COVID restrictions.”   “We’ve built over 40 ready-to-go races in Sydney with the rest of Australia and New Zealand to be online by Spring.” Says Will Gray, Founder of Hidden Door Experiences   He says further, “No matter what your definition of a game is, We Clue has got you covered. From quirky photo challenges to cracking complex codes like a guru, answering trivia questions as you comb the city immersed in speedy adventures around the city. All you need to do is choose a race, choose your team, and you’re racing!”    We Clue has a list of curated races to get started, and users can design their competition from the app’s pick ‘n’ mix of We Clue Challenges.     Some of the thrilling features on We Clue include:   – Selection of curated races to choose from – Create your custom race from scratch from our pick ‘n’ mix challenges – Races vary in difficulty and duration to suit all ages – Play as a solo team or against friends – Automatic live race scoring – Step-by-step and live GPS tracking to help your team navigate between challenges – Share your experience across your social media accounts – Get outdoors, have fun, be healthy and explore hidden areas of your city We Clue is available now on iOS in the app store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/we-clue/id1500706380 About The Company   Hidden Door Experiences provides group activities to over 20,000 people each year throughout Australia, Asia and the USA. Founded in 2008 with a few simple principles scribbled on the back of a beer coaster that remain the core purpose of the business today; create unforgettable moments to connect people with purpose.   Media DetailsCompany name: Hidden Door ExperiencesContact person: Will GrayEmail: will@hiddendoor.com.au    Phone: 1300 390 082Website: www.hiddendoor.com.au We Clue: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/we-clue/id1500706380