The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-08-20T23:53:58Z Avaya Contact Centre Migration Improves Australian Department of Defence Effectiveness and Capability 2018-08-20T23:53:58Z avaya-contact-centre-migration-improves-australian-department-of-defence-effectiveness-and-capability-1 Sydney, Australia – August 21, 2018 – Protecting the national interest gets a boost from omnichannel communications, as Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) today announced it has been selected as the contact centre technology and services provider by the Australian Department of Defence. The five-year contract will see Defence migrate and consolidate its 14 contact centres – comprising more than 650 personnel and servicing over 40 lines of business – exclusively to the Avaya omnichannel platform. The new solution will enable Defence’s contact centres to be fully unified with all communications channels and associated applications. This omnichannel environment will allow Defence to expand its automation and analytics capabilities, subsequently providing a more efficient and personalised experience for the people who interact with any of the contact centres. When the project is complete, contact centre agents within each operational arm of Defence will have visibility into combined data sets, allowing them to deliver personalised interactions ranging from simple tickets for desktop support to more sophisticated issues related to Defence business lines. In addition, operators will be able to resolve issues at first point of contact which is a significant improvement to current Defence capability. By creating integrated contact centres within the Avaya environment, Avaya will offer the foundation for omnichannel interactions allowing operators to tailor their responses to meet individual needs. Avaya is also increasing accessibility for all personnel who engage with the contact centres. For example, the new capability will cater for callers who may have hearing impairments, giving them a specialised service that optimises their experiences. Peter Chidiac, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Avaya, said, “The migration to a centralised environment for each of its contact centres creates the opportunity for Defence to get closer to its ‘customers’ – whether they are employees across its various departments or external parties – than ever before. Once the transition is complete, Defence will be able to combine automation and analytics to provide personalised experiences to all stakeholders.” About Avaya Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices for businesses of all sizes. Our open, intelligent and customizable solutions for contact centers and unified communications offer the flexibility of Cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployments. Avaya shapes intelligent connections and creates seamless communication experiences for our customers, and their customers. Our professional planning, support and management services teams help optimize solutions, for highly reliable and efficient deployments. Avaya Holdings Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the ticker AVYA. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, the delivery of a cloud platform, the availability of features such as agent quality software applications and Intelligent Wire services, and the Company’s move to Big Data, Machine Learning and AI. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Source: Avaya Newsroom Avaya Successfully Completes Financial Restructuring and Emerges from Chapter 11 2017-12-18T23:58:47Z avaya-successfully-completes-financial-restructuring-and-emerges-from-chapter-11 Santa Clara, Calif. — December 15, 2017 — Avaya Holdings Corp. (“Avaya” or the “Company”) announced that it has successfully completed its debt restructuring and emerged from chapter 11. “This is the beginning of an important new chapter for Avaya,” said Jim Chirico, Avaya’s president and CEO. “In less than a year since the commencement of our chapter 11 restructuring, Avaya has emerged as a publicly traded company with a significantly strengthened balance sheet. Overall, we reduced our prior debt load by approximately $3 billion, and we exit today with more than $300 million in cash on our balance sheet. The reduction of our debt and certain other long-term obligations will also improve annual cash flow by approximately $300 million compared to fiscal 2016.” “We have the flexibility we need to invest in the large and growing contact center and unified communications markets as we complete our transformation to a software, services and cloud solutions provider,” Chirico added. “With a new Board and leadership team firmly in place, Avaya is now well-positioned to execute on its growth plan and deliver the returns and value expected by our stakeholders.” Avaya is taking the steps necessary to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The company expects to have approximately 110 million shares outstanding upon emergence. Centerview Partners LLC and Zolfo Cooper LLC are Avaya’s financial and restructuring advisors and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the company’s restructuring counsel. About Avaya Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Dell Boomi Creates New Position, Names Nicholas Lambrou Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand 2017-10-26T00:22:31Z dell-boomi-creates-new-position-names-nicholas-lambrou-managing-director-for-australia-and-new-zealand Sydney, Australia – October 26, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has appointed Nicholas Lambrou as Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) as the company continues its expansion on the back of significant uptake of the Boomi solution. As head of the local operation, Lambrou will provide governance to drive revenue and customer adoption in A/NZ. He reports to Michael Evans, Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region, whose responsibilities include continuing regional growth and replicating the company’s A/NZ success across South East Asia and Japan. Boomi provides cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. As Connected Businesses, organisations have the ability to connect everything and engage everywhere to quickly achieve business agility, data-driven decision-making and focus on customers. Lambrou joins Boomi with almost 30 years’ experience in the A/NZ technology industry. He most recently completed a 17-year tenure with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he held several senior roles across its consumer, SMB and enterprise businesses. Lambrou’s time at HPE was preceded by similar positions at Gateway, NetComm and Lexmark International RS. Commenting on the appointment, Evans said, “Boomi’s growth in the A/NZ region has been driven by this market’s general acceptance that digital transformation is critical to business performance, and acknowledgement that technologies like Boomi are essential to these programs’ success. Nicholas’ experience and understanding of the A/NZ market will be invaluable in helping us continue our momentum and expand our footprint in the region.” “Having spent a long period at HPE, I was looking to become part of a company that is innovative and operates within a market that has a strong growth trajectory,” said Lambrou. “Boomi not only fits this description, but it challenges the norm in the integration space by delivering a modern, cloud-based approach to a market accustomed to traditional middleware.” “Over the next three months, my focus will be on observing the local business, reviewing our operating relationship with customers and partners, and driving our strategy to enhance the value Boomi delivers to those clients. This also includes expanding the general awareness around the role and benefits integration provides to transformation programs.” Boomi has continued investing in regional resources, tripling its headcount in the last 12 months with intent to further double the APJ team by the end of 2018. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,200 organisations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Avaya Australia and New Zealand Continues Expansion with Key Appointments 2017-09-06T23:53:28Z avaya-australia-and-new-zealand-continues-expansion-with-key-appointments Sydney, Australia – September 7, 2017 – Avaya Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) is continuing its expansion with key senior appointments and promotions to build on its strong business results in the local market. Among the new hires is Dustin Laidsaar, who has been promoted to Principal Consultant for Avaya Professional Services (APS), and Nick Evans, who has been named Territory Manager for New Zealand. Laidsaar, who joined Avaya A/NZ in 2013 as part of the sales organisation, is now focused on helping customers navigate their digital transformation journeys. This involves analysing customers’ business requirements and transformation needs to help develop tailored, real-time communications strategies that enable them to deliver better experiences for their customers. As head of New Zealand, Evans is responsible for increasing Avaya’s presence in a market which is typically entrepreneurial in adopting new technologies, including artificial intelligence in the unified communications and collaboration space. Evans, who joins the company with more than 20 years’ experience in the communications industry, will work with partners and customers across all segments – from small and medium-sized businesses to enterprises and government agencies – to enable real-time communications applications as part of an organisation’s overall digital strategies. Avaya A/NZ has also boosted its ranks with: Gerard O’Rourke, who will fill the role of Engagement Management Director and manage Avaya’s Private Cloud Services delivery business; Michael Thomas, who has been appointed Territory Account Manager for Midmarket, with responsibility for working with partners to drive the company’s robust collaboration portfolio; Abdullah Ali, who has shifted from the company’s Dubai office to take up a Sales Engineer role in Sydney, and will leverage his experience in global markets to help enhance Australian customers’ digital communications transformations; Jake Davies, who, as Account Manager NSW, will work on leading accounts to deliver engagement and customer experience solutions that meet their unique business requirements, in the cloud or on-premises; Patrick Micallef, who joins Avaya from Optus as Business Development Manager, with a focus on developing opportunities for Avaya Private Cloud Solutions; and Grant Teague, who, as Sales Engineer for New Zealand, will work closely with Evans to support the expansion of Avaya’s presence in the market. These appointments build on positive business results in A/NZ, including significant agreements with organisations in government and financial services, among others. Quote: “As we have transformed the Australian and New Zealand businesses over the last two years, we have created a highly-skilled team of experts in developing and delivering software and services that enable unique experiences for our customers and partners. With the addition of these experienced personnel, we can further enhance the value we generate for companies on their digital transformation journeys as adoption of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things gains further momentum in the communications industry.” Peter Chidiac, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Avaya About Avaya Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com. Certain statements contained in this press release may be forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these are reasonable, such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners ### Dimension Data Publishes IT Predictions for 2017 2016-11-30T00:35:08Z dimension-data-publishes-it-predictions-for-2017-1 SYDNEY - 30 November 2016 - Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and services provider, today published its top IT predictions for 2017, and the focus on digital is set to remain the key trend in the industry for the next 12 months. Dimension Data’s Chief Technology Officer, Ettienne Reinecke says digital is about building truly customer-centric business models on IT including the network, data centre, applications, and other infrastructure - which may be on-premise, or cloud-based. “Today, there’s no such thing as a digital strategy – just strategy in a digital world. And while the digital age is creating a degree of uncertainty for some organisations, it’s also opening the doors to exciting possibilities and ushering in an era of infinite potential.” Reinecke cites ownership and access to data – and metadata – as a key theme. “In the year ahead, control and ownership of data and metadata will emerge as a point of discussion - and indeed contention. That’s because data and metadata are the ‘gold dust’ that allow organisations to glean rich insights about customer behaviour. In addition, metadata allows organisations to identify specific behavioural patterns, derive business intelligence, and make informed business decisions,” Reinecke explains. As a result, organisations are becoming increasingly protective of their metadata, and wary of who has access to it. “Organisations don’t just want ownership and control of their data for compliance reasons: they want it to perform analytics. We expect that this will trigger some interesting discussions between businesses and their cloud providers. For example, where are the boundaries with respect to ownership, especially around metadata. We foresee this issue resulting in a bit of ‘push and pull’ among the various parties.” Other IT trends that Dimension Data predicts will make their mark in 2017 include: · Intelligence is driving the predictive cybersecurity posture Cybercrime is big business. Over the last few years, cybercriminals have been re-investing much of the ill-gotten gains into developing more sophisticated capabilities, using more advanced technologies. Despite ongoing innovation in the cybersecurity industry, much of the effort remains reactive. Cybersecurity will become more predictive, rather than proactive. · Machines are being embedded in the workspace for tomorrow A new generation is starting to show up at work, and they’re not millennials, or even Gen Z: they’re machines. And it won’t be much longer before holographics, augmented reality, and virtual reality begin to move from B2C into B2B. Also, over the next two to three years these technologies will drive a fundamental transformation of the workspace. · The Internet of Things is delivering on the promise of big data IoT will deliver on the promise of big data. Increasingly, big data projects are going through multiple updates in a single year – and the Internet of Things (IoT) is largely the reason. That’s because IoT makes it possible to examine specific patterns that deliver specific business outcomes, and this has to increasingly be done in realtime This will drive a healthier investment, and faster return in big data projects. · Container technology is the new disruptor in the data centre and a key enabler for hybrid IT In 2017 we’ll see more widespread adoption of containers, but the transition to a fully containerised world will take few more years. In addition, we’ll see increasing adoption of network function virtualisation (NFV) when cloud-enabling existing networks, and for new networks to be architected with hybrid cloud in mind. Visit dimensiondata.com to read more about Dimension Data’s 2017 IT predictions. -ENDS- About Dimension Data Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion, offices in 58 countries, and 31,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com Networks Getting Younger as Organisations start to Embrace Workplace Mobility, IoT, and Software-Defined Networking Strategies 2016-11-09T01:48:44Z networks-getting-younger-as-organisations-start-to-embrace-workplace-mobility-iot-and-software-defined-networking-strategies SYDNEY – 9 November 2016 - Enterprises across the globe are refreshing their network equipment earlier in its lifecycle in a move to embrace workplace mobility, Internet of Things, and software-defined networking strategies. In addition, their equipment refresh is more strategic, with architectural vision in mind. But despite the higher refresh rate, networks are getting less secure, largely due to neglected patching. These are some of the highlights in the annual Network Barometer Report today by Dimension Data. First published in 2009, the 2016 Network Barometer Report was compiled from data gathered from 300,000 service incidents logged for client networks that Dimension Data supports. Dimension Data also carried out 320 technology lifecycle management assessments covering 97,000 network devices in organisations of all sizes and all industry sectors across 28 countries. Andre van Schalkwyk, Senior Practice Manager Network Consulting, Dimension Data said, “Since 2010, networks had been ageing. This year’s Report reverses that trend, and for the first time in five years, we’re seeing networks age more slowly. “Ageing networks are not necessarily a bad thing: companies just need to understand the implications. They require a different support construct, with gradually increasing support costs. On the other hand, this also means that organisations can delay refresh costs,” says van Schalkwyk, and points out that ageing networks are unlikely to support initiatives such as software-defined networking and automation, or handle traffic volumes necessary for collaboration or cloud. According to the Report, in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Australia enterprises’ network age reduced in line with the global average, while in the Americas, the number of ageing and obsolete devices decreased much faster, from 60 per cent in the 2015 Report to 29 per cent in the 2016 Report. This can be attributed to the release of pent-up spend following four years of financial constraint. Van Schalkwyk said clients in the Americas appear to be refreshing networks with the new generation of programmable infrastructure. In Asia-Pacific and Australia, equipment refresh occurred as part of data centre network redesigns. In contrast to the global trend, in Middle East and Africa, the network age increased, possibly the result of economic uncertainty, particularly in South Africa. Meanwhile, of the 97,000 network devices that Dimension Data discovered, the number of devices that have at least one known ¹security vulnerability increased from 60 per cent in the 2015 Report to 76 per cent in the 2016 Report – the highest figure in five years. In Europe the rise in network vulnerabilities has been very steep over the last three years, hiking from 26 per cent in 2014 to 51 per cent in 2015 and to 82 per cent in the 2016 Report. Network vulnerability has also risen in organisations in the Middle East and Africa over the last three years. In Australia, 87 per cent of network devices have at least one known vulnerability. In Asia-Pacific and the Americas, networks are slightly less vulnerable - respectively 49 per cent and 66 per cent, compared to 61 per cent and 73 per cent in the previous edition. Other highlights in the 2016 Network Barometer Report include: The percentage of devices supporting IPv6 rose steeply from 21 per cent last year to 41 per cent this year, due to the increase in current devices in networks. This allows organisations with newer networks to support their digitisation strategies by enabling connectivity for the Internet of Things, big data, analytics, and containerisation. Software-defined networking is coming soon, but not just yet. While there is market interest in software-defined networks, it’s early in the adoption cycle and today, few organisational networks are capable of supporting a software-defined approach. In 2015 less than 0.4 per cent of devices could support software-defined WAN and only 1.3 per cent of data centre switches were SDN-ready. Incident response is 69 per cent faster, and repair time 32 per cent faster networks monitored by Dimension Data. These numbers reduce by a further 55 per cent and 36 per cent respectively, when combined with Dimension Data’s service desk integration. 37 per cent of incidents are caused by configuration or human error, which can be avoided with proper monitoring, configuration management, and automation. For more about the 2016 Network Barometer Report click here ¹A security advisory is a notice issued by a manufacturer that they are aware of a security vulnerability on one of their products. -ENDS- About Dimension Data Dimension Data uses the power of technology to help organisations achieve great things in the digital era. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, workspaces for tomorrow, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 7.5 billion, offices in 58 countries, and 31,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com Dorothy Kennedy | Senior Consultant Watterson Marketing Communications Phone +61 2 9929 7533 | Mob +61 451 692 989 Email dorothy.kennedy@watterson.com.au Flight Centre NZ Soars with Nutanix 2016-10-20T07:06:28Z flight-centre-nz-soars-with-nutanix SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – October 20, 2016 – Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), the next-generation enterprise cloud platform company, today announced that Flight Centre New Zealand has implemented the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to help its travel experts service the growing number of New Zealand residents travelling abroad. According to Statistics New Zealand, international travel by New Zealand residents has increased by more than 83,000 trips between March and August 2016 when compared with the same period in 2015.[1] The Nutanix solution provides enhanced reliability with no single point-of-failure to cost-effectively address the problem of an outdated legacy infrastructure. With higher availability and performance, travel experts can better identify opportunities for customers, who in turn have faster and more reliable access to Flight Centre services. Flight Centre has more than 200 locations in New Zealand running 900 Citrix-operated virtual desktops. These deliver a range of applications including Flight Centre’s global booking tool used by all travel experts, a corporate retail booking app used by specialists and customers, and travel destination informational apps. These systems are powered by Flight Centre’s two datacentres in Auckland and Hamilton. Faced with infrastructure that was becoming outdated and a growing desire from customers for new technology, the travel group chose the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to enhance its IT environment and allow its travel experts to better serve its increasing customer base. The two Nutanix clusters—one at each of the datacentres in Auckland and Hamilton – have not only improved performance, but have also shrunk Flight Centre NZ’s datacentre footprint by 80 per cent. The scale-as-you-go model inherent with Nutanix means that Flight Centre can simply add additional compute and storage resources as needed. “Our old system had limitations in terms of data availability and in turn our ability to service our customers in the way we wanted,” said Angus Armstrong, Chief Information Officer, Flight Centre NZ. “With the Nutanix platform, our data is safe and secure and our team can focus on securing the best deals for our customers, giving us a competitive advantage in attracting the growing number of customers travelling from New Zealand and within the country.” “The New Zealand travel industry is a competitive market and is constantly challenged by new players and technologies,” said Howard Fyffe, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Nutanix. “Flight Centre NZ has maintained its strong position by investing in the right technologies to allow its team to be more productive and focus on what matters – providing great travel experiences to customers.” ### About Nutanix Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more atwww.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix. © 2016 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix is a trademark of Nutanix, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s). This release contains links to external websites that are not part of Nutanix.com. Nutanix does not control these sites, and disclaims all responsibility for the content or accuracy of any external site. Our decision to link to an external site should not be considered an endorsement of any content on such site. [1] http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/population/Migration/international-travel-and-migration-info-releases.aspx Nutanix Brings Community Edition To The Cloud 2015-11-17T21:51:51Z nutanix-brings-community-edition-to-the-cloud SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 17, 2015 – Nutanix, the next-generation enterprise computing company, today announced that Community Edition can now be deployed as an on-demand service running on AWS or Google Cloud Platform. Community Edition on-demand is enabled via technology integration with Ravello Systems, the leading provider of nested virtualization solutions. With a flexible, time-based pricing model that costs approximately $1 per hour, Community Edition now eliminates the capital budget requirements that frequently block IT teams from evaluating new solutions. With this release, IT professionals have the option to evaluate Community Edition software by deploying it on a wide range of existing x86 servers or running it in a public cloud. By providing Community Edition as a cloud-based, on-demand service, Nutanix is enabling a broader audience of customers, partners and users to experience the company’s advanced web-scale techology without having to procure, configure and manage new datacenter hardware. Within just a few minutes, datacenter management teams can accelerate their evaluation of the industry’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure solution and determine suitability for their applications. Nutanix channel partners can also use Community Edition to demonstrate all key capabilities of the Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform. “As a beta user of Community Edition, I’ve experienced the flexibility and power of Nutanix’s software first-hand, deploying it both on existing hardware and as an on-demand service,” said Joep Piscaer, CTO, OGD ict-diensten. “Regardless of the deployment model, using Nutanix was such a simple, seamless experience and Community Edition enabled the rest of our IT team to become familiar with Nutanix software very quickly.” Nutanix has also successfully completed the beta phase of its Community Edition software with over 10,000 registrants in less than six months, and now has released its generally available version. In addition to the new on-demand capability, Community Edition users now have access to significant software enhancements introduced in the Nutanix Acropolis 4.5 release, including EC-X Erasure Coding, VM High Availability for Acropolis Hypervisor, self-service file restore and more. “Community Edition has generated overwhelmingly positive feedback from our expanding community, and we’re proud to hit this important developmental milestone,” said Manoj Agarwal, vice president of engineering, Nutanix. “The Nutanix community was vocal in requesting a cloud-based deployment model to evaluate the next generation of private cloud technologies. Thanks to the inherent flexibility of our software and our integration with Ravello Systems, we’re now able to offer a true cloud experience.” Both Community Edition deployment models are generally available and can be accessed after sign up at www.nutanix.com/CE. Resources: Community Edition can be downloaded at no cost at www.nutanix.com/CE Existing Community Edition users can access the new on-demand offering by visiting the NEXT community forum For more information on how Nutanix and Ravello are working together to bring the benefits of hyperconverged web-scale technology to the cloud, visit https://www.ravellosystems.com/repo/blueprints/65209959 To find out more about the latest Nutanix software release, visit http://www.nutanix.com/2015/10/15/now-generally-available-nutanix-acropolis-4-5/?utm_content=buffer61cb5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer About Nutanix Nutanix delivers invisible infrastructure for next-generation enterprise computing, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The company’s software-driven Xtreme Computing Platform natively converges compute, virtualization and storage into a single solution to drive simplicity in the datacenter. Using Nutanix, customers benefit from predictable performance, linear scalability and cloud-like infrastructure consumption. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix. # # # © 2015 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix is a trademark of Nutanix, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s). Emirates Team New Zealand to Set Sail With Intercad 2015-09-13T23:43:02Z emirates-team-new-zealand-to-set-sail-with-intercad September 14, 2015, Auckland, New Zealand – Intercad, Australia and New Zealand’s largest reseller of leading design software, SolidWorks, has continued its relationship as Official Supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand, the yachting powerhouse hoping to once again bring the America’s Cup back to the Kiwi homeland. Emirates Team New Zealand is no stranger to success, taking home the America’s Cup in 1995 and 2000. The design team pioneered the foiling seen for the first time in the 2013 series and this year is in the process of designing the latest AC50 Foiling Catamaran – using the software capabilities of the SolidWorks 3D software solution – for the 35th America’s Cup to be held in Bermuda in 2017. With each boat valued in the tens of millions of dollars and with the winning team able to host the next Cup, thus bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in sponsorship and exposure to their respective region, each race is high stakes. Setbacks in the design phase therefore equate to less practice; any slight design errors could lead to a loss. “These boats are so fast and so high-performance that any advantage a team can find when tacking and gybing can mean the difference between winning and losing. Seconds saved at the race start or around a mark can equal an advantage of hundreds of metres over the duration of the race; a huge gain in the most competitive sailing event in the world,” said Loren Poole, Mechanical Engineer for Emirates Team New Zealand. “It’s often in the design phase that the difference between winning and losing can be found. That is what is going to win this Cup.” The agreement with Intercad will ensure the team has the latest SolidWorks software updates and will have around-the-clock access to Intercad’s expert team of technicians. Intercad, established in 1988, provides services and solutions to engineers and designers to create, simulate, publish and manage their design needs and outputs. The agreement marks the continuation of a long-standing relationship between the two parties dating back to 1998. “Intercad’s support and the early adoption of SolidWorks was critical to our successful defence of the America’s Cup in 2000 in Auckland. We rely on our Official Suppliers to remain competitive, and Intercad, without question, provides us with a competitive advantage,” said Poole. “We are constantly fine-tuning the design of the boat leading into each Cup to meet updated race rules, and even after each lead-up race such as the Louis Vuitton World Series being held at the moment. It means that any time we need support, we need it fast. “With Intercad, we know we will not only get expert support on all aspects of the software, but we’ll get it when we need it.” “It’s imperative, with the stakes as high as they are, that Emirates Team New Zealand can spend less time on software issues and more where it really counts: on making the boat as easy to sail as possible, and as fast as possible,” said John Atkinson, General Manager, Intercad Australia and New Zealand. “Their team knows they can rely on our expertise to get the most out of the design and the boat, and any issues will be addressed as quickly as you can say ‘come about’!” About Intercad Intercad is part of the Central Innovation Group of Companies. For over 25 years it has been helping customers transform their design, engineering and manufacturing process. By providing world class software, such as SolidWorks, ongoing technical support, continuing professional development, specialist consulting and high performance hardware, Intercad ensures customers have the tools and expertise to perform: more quickly, more productively, more easily, to budget and with exceptional accuracy. Intercad employs over 50 people and has the largest team of certified SolidWorks experts, and engineers experienced in systems development and integration in Australia and New Zealand. It has a results-focused culture; partnering with client to develop highly cost effective and innovative solutions. They provide the full suite of SolidWorks training courses and other customised design training programs at Intercad centres around Australia and New Zealand. Contact For further information please contact: John Atkinson General Manager Intercad Mobile: +61 402 898 149 Email: john.atkinson@intercad.com.au Jason Gannon Country Manager, New Zealand Intercad Mobile: +64 21 190 4858 Email: jason.gannon@intercad.co.nz Unleashed Software-as-a-Service extends QuickBooks Online with comprehensive, online inventory management 2015-03-30T07:25:47Z unleashed-software-as-a-service-extends-quickbooks-online-with-comprehensive-online-inventory-management SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Month Day, 2015 – Unleashed Software, the inventory management software-as-a-service (SaaS) developer, has announced an integration with Intuit’s QuickBooks Online business and financial management software to increase the value of cloud-based inventory management systems for medium-sized organisations.   The integration enables clients using Unleashed to share customer, supplier, inventory and delivery information with QuickBooks Online to gain real-time insights into their businesses.   “By being able to add our inventory management capabilities to their QuickBooks Online account, clients can enjoy enterprise-level functionality previously only available with larger ERP systems,” said Gareth Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Unleashed Software. “Now that we are part of Intuit's ecosystem, medium-sized businesses can gain comprehensive inventory, procurement, production and sales management capabilities, which combine with QuickBooks Online for a holistic view of business processes.   “Customers can now view, monitor, and change asset information across multiple platforms whether they are in the office or on the road, while also administering financial data,” Berry said. “Also, because everything is stored in the cloud, up-to-date information is available in real time for accurate visibility across all channels.”   Unleashed connects to a nominated QuickBooks Online company account with a seamless integration, sharing crucial data on customers and suppliers, purchases, sales and stock journal, credits and returns.   For example, users can review stock in multiple warehouses across multiple locations at any time, and track the movement of inventory as it happens. From there, they can ensure appropriate accounts are paid or compensated.   “We’re delighted that Unleashed is leveraging the power of the QuickBooks Online platform to deliver an integration that provides customers with deep insights into their business performance,” said Avi Golan, Vice President and General Manager, Intuit Developer Group. “This is just the latest example of how Intuit is turning QuickBooks Online into the leading platform for cloud-based small business management solutions and we are committed to ensuring business owners can easily discover this app through our newly launched global app store, Apps.com.”   “Our integration with Intuit is a boon to organisations moving beyond their desktop-grade software as their businesses grow,” said Berry. “The bulk of Australian and New Zealand organisations fit in the small- to mid-sized category, and we help these businesses better service their own customers by moving inventory into the cloud. With mobility and bring-your-own-device adoption booming, this enables a mobile-friendly workforce equipped with real-time information. The efficiency and productivity gains of running and advanced inventory suite like Unleashed go straight to the bottom line.”   QuickBooks Online customers can integrate Unleashed Software’s inventory management service by purchasing one of three subscription models via the Apps.com store.  About Unleashed Software   Unleashed Software is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) development company with the sole focus of building a smart inventory, procurement and sales management solution. It also partners and integrates with industry-leading companies that provide online accounting, point-of-sale and eCommerce software to deliver a complete business solution. The privately-owned company was founded in 2008, and in the last three years has become one of the fastest growing cloud service companies. Unleashed is headquartered in New Zealand, with offices in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, and services customers in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit www.unleashedsoftware.com or follow us on Twitter @UnleashedTeam. Watterson Welcomes Four New Clients 2012-09-10T07:10:00Z watterson-welcomes-four-new-clients News ReleaseWatterson Welcomes Four New Clients Sydney, September 10, 2012 – Watterson Marketing Communications, a North Sydney-based strategic communications consultancy, has strengthened its place in the technology and book publicity space with four new clients. They are: Westcon Group, a leading global IT distributor; Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions; Aptira, a managed service private and public cloud provider; and through WBook, its book communications division, Larissa Behrendt, well-known public intellectual and author, a NSW Australian of the Year winner and one of only three Australians chosen for Telstra’s nationwide “Clever” Australia campaign. “Three of our new clients have come to us because of our expertise in the technology sector,” said Hannah Watterson, the consultancy’s founder and principal. “The addition of Aptira and Avaya illustrates the changing face of technology – but while the technology has changed a lot since we were established in 1995 the need to communicate what a technology company does remains fundamentally the same: understand the benefits, then make them as vivid and accessible as possible through the right language and message. By doing this you have the best chance of helping the media and all stakeholders grasp the issues and the benefits.” Westcon Group is an award winning distributor of unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions. Watterson’s integrated communications program includes media relations and a range of marketing activities such as copy writing, advertising, production of collateral and event management. “Public relations goes beyond media relations. Our partnership with Westcon is a demonstration of the breadth of our skill set,” says Watterson. Also adding to Watterson’s growing list of technology clients is Aptira, a managed service private and public cloud provider and Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, including contact centre, unified communications and networking.In addition, WBOOK, Watterson’s book publicity arm, has added another client, Larissa Behrendt, Professor of Law and Director of Research at the University of Technology, Sydney and NSW Australian of the Year 2011. Larissa won the 2002 David Uniapon Award and a 2005 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for her debut novel Home, followed by her second novel, Legacy, released in October 2009. Her most recent work, Indigenous Australia for Dummies, was written to provide a comprehensive – yet easy to read – history and culture of Australia’s Indigenous people. “Larissa is an inspiring person,” says Watterson. “She works very hard for the indigenous community as well as being a big supporter of the arts, and she has a wicked sense of humour.” Established in 1995, Watterson has a reputation for developing strategic, effective, and results-driven, integrated communications programs. Other companies that Watterson represents include BIS Shrapnel, earthwave, Emerson, GoGet, Motorola Solutions, Riverbed, Tirian and TravelSIM. About WattersonWatterson Marketing Communications is a tight-knit and creative strategic consultancy, a mix of communications specialists and former journalists working together, tapping each other’s strengths, harnessing our deep media resources, championing our clients.With proven expertise in business and consumer industries – from technology and finance to travel and retail – Watterson is able to devise multifaceted campaigns that are complemented by a range of marketing, advertising and web-based initiatives. For more information, visit www.watterson.com.au Media Contact:Hannah WattersonWatterson Marketing CommunicationsTel 02 9929 7533 or Mobile 0419 531 332 hannah.watterson@watterson.com.au Watterson Marketing Communications has appointed two new people to their pro-active team of specialist public relations consultants. 2003-07-18T20:56:00Z watterson-marketing-communications-has-appointed-two-new-people-to-their-pro-active-team-of-specialist-public-relations-consultants After graduating from Macquarie University in 2001 with a Bachelor Degree of Media (majoring in Media and Communications), Amber left Sydney in order to pursue a career in the UK. There she joined a prominent PR and marketing company, and was responsible for the PR and marketing for prestige supermarket chain, Sainsburys. Her experience with a large retailer will bring incalculable value to Wattersons consumer clients. A dedicated writer at heart, Tamara is an award-winning journalist and holds a degree in Communications/Journalism from the University of Canberra. She has extensive experience in newspaper journalism, magazine publishing, and corporate communications and event management. Tamara was also a Media & Public Relations Officer (National) with Telstra, so she is well versed in the challenges faced by large corporates. Tamaras and Ambers experience and PR skills dovetail nicely with the Watterson culture and our philosophy of client service, i.e. strategic and pro-active, said Hannah Watterson, principal of Watterson Marketing Communications. Watterson Marketing Communications provides innovative public relations campaigns drawing on a wealth of professional industry knowledge and experience. The company has alliances with public relations consultancies in the US, UK and Asia and works with these to manage cross-border programs. Watterson is a sponsor of the Publishers Cricket Cup, the Publishers Soccer Cup and the ITJourno/Media Connect Media Awards.