The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-06-17T02:57:13Z The Goethe-Institut’s Girls’ Day returns with Superstars of STEM 2019-06-17T02:57:13Z the-goethe-institut-s-girls-day-returns-with-superstars-of-stem MELBOURNE, Australia, June 12, 2019 - The Goethe-Institut in Australia is pleased to announce the return of the STEM career orientation event Girls’ Day on June 19th 2019. Australia-wide, over 300 female high-school students will visit companies and universities to find out more about professions in fields such as science, technology, engineering and research. Sonja Pluess, STEM Project Coordinator at the Goethe-Institut, is excited that Australia has once again joined Germany and over 20 other countries worldwide who have organised Girls’ Day programs in 2019. “The response this year has been fantastic. It’s enabled us to organise an extended program that now includes agricultural science, biology, astronomy and veterinary science. We are also very pleased to have three 2019 Superstars of STEM as hosts - Dr Sonja Dominik from CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Dr Deborah Bower from the University of New England and Dr Jennie Mallela from ANU Research School of Biology” she said. Eva Baker, the Goethe-Institut Deputy Director and Head of Language, is hoping the day will inspire more Australian young girls to pursue a career in STEM. “Since Girls’ Day started in Germany in 2000, there has been strong growth in the employment of women in scientific and technical professions. For many German companies, Girls’ Day has evolved as an important part of their recruitment strategy. The Goethe-Institut will continue to support Girls’ Day as part of our commitment to promoting STEM and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) in Australia” she said. Our 2019 Girls’ Day hosting partners: • CSIRO Agriculture and Food (Armidale NSW)• University of New England (Armidale NSW)• ANU Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (Canberra)• ANU Research School of Biology (Canberra)• ANU Research School of Earth Sciences (Canberra)• CSIRO Manufacturing (Melbourne) • Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Melbourne) • Monash University - Material Science and Engineering (Melbourne)• Gruen Eco Design (Melbourne)• The Centre for Advanced Imaging - University of Queensland (Brisbane)• University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science (Sydney). Interviews or media opportunities with our Girls’ Day hosts can be arranged on request. More information To find out more information, visit our Girls’ Day online portal at  Watch our Girls' Day Promo video Dr Sonja Dominik’s Superstars of STEM profile Dr Deborah Bower’s Superstars of STEM profile Dr Jennie Mallela’s Superstars of STEM profile Contact: Sonja PluessProject Co-ordinatorGoethe-Institut Australiasonja.pluess@goethe.dePhone: 03 9864 8920            About the Goethe-InstitutThe Goethe-Institut is the cultural liaison between Germany and Australia. We are a not-for-profit, independent cultural organisation with a global reach. Our mandate is to promote the study of the German language abroad, and to encourage and facilitate international cultural exchange. The Goethe-Institut has 159 branches in 98 countries. Our branch in Melbourne was founded in 1972, followed by the Sydney branch in 1974. We work with partners and networks across Australia. Zettagrid Achieves VMware Cloud Verified Status 2019-06-17T02:34:43Z zettagrid-achieves-vmware-cloud-verified-status Zettagrid, a fully flexible provider of integrated cloud experiences, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status.   The Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that Zettagrid offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud infrastructure. Through Cloud Verified partner services, customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities including integration and interoperability, cost optimization and flexibility.    “Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organizations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies, along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers’ businesses,” said Vijoo Chacko, VMware Cloud Provider Program Leader, APJ, VMware. “Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency, agility, and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting Zettagrid as it empowers organizations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.”  VMware’s global network of more than 4,000 VMware Cloud Providers leverage VMware’s consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services, provide geographic and industry specialization, and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements. Cloud Providers operating under the VMware Cloud Provider Program deliver individually tailored cloud solutions and services in more than 120 countries. For information on how to become a Cloud Verified partner, please visit:  About Zettagrid Zettagrid is an Australian based VMware vCloud, Backup and DR provider with zones in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cibitung and Jakarta. We offer self-service and fully automated cloud solutions based upon the VMware ecosystem. ### VMware, VMware Cloud, VMware Cloud Verified and VMware Cloud Provider are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions Gartner Says Worldwide Customer Experience and Relationship Management Software Market Grew 15.6% in 2018 2019-06-17T02:04:16Z gartner-says-worldwide-customer-experience-and-relationship-management-software-market-grew-15-6-in-2018 SYDNEY, Australia, June 17, 2019 — Worldwide spending on customer experience and relationship management (CRM) software grew 15.6% to reach $48.2 billion in 2018, according to research from Gartner, Inc. CRM remains both the largest and the fastest growing enterprise application software category. Worldwide enterprise application software revenue totaled more than $193.6 billion in 2018, a 12.5% increase from 2017 revenue of $172.1 billion. CRM made up almost a quarter of that revenue. Approximately 72.9% of CRM spending was on software as a service (SaaS) in 2018, which is expected to grow to 75% of total CRM software spending in 2019, with agility and flexibility being big drivers, along with the requirement for remote and mobile users. “Cloud growth has dropped slightly in 2018 but remains strong at 20% and significantly above the overall growth rate of 15.6% for CRM,” said Julian Poulter, senior director analyst at Gartner. “As an early mover to the cloud, CRM software is probably seeing a gradual reduction in cloud growth rates due to high adoption.” The top five CRM software vendors accounted for more than 40% of the total market in 2018 (see Table 1). The top five vendors had very little change in ranking compared with 2017, although Microsoft climbed into fifth position, narrowly displacing Genesys. Table 1 CRM Software Spending by Vendor, Total Software Revenue Worldwide, 2018 (Millions of U.S. Dollars) Company 2018 Revenue 2018 Market Share (%) 2017 Revenue 2017 Market Share (%) Salesforce 9,420.5 19.5 7,648.1 18.3 SAP 4,012.2 8.3 3,474.4 8.3 Oracle 2,669.0 5.5 2,492.9 6.0 Adobe 2,454.8 5.1 2,017.2 4.8 Microsoft 1,302.0 2.7 1,132.1 2.7 Others 28,371.7 58.8 24,962.0 59.9 Total 48,230.2 100.0 41,726.7 100.0 Source: Gartner (June 2019) All subsegments of the CRM market grew by more than 13.7%, with marketing emerging as the fastest growing segment, increasing by 18.8% and representing more than 25% of the entire CRM market. Customer service and support retains its No. 1 position, contributing 35.7% of CRM market revenue. “To exploit the significant market opportunity, product managers in CRM application providers should double down on cloud deployments and consider adding functionality in the fast growing marketing segment,” said Mr. Poulter. Gartner clients can learn more in the report “Market Share: Customer Experience and Relationship Management, Worldwide, 2018.” Gartner Customer Experience & Technologies Summits Customer experience trends will be further discussed at the Gartner Customer Experience Summit 2019 taking place June 17-18 in Sydney. Follow news and updates from the event on Twitter at #GartnerCX. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. 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Or call us now on 0458424646 BSI appointed as Australian and New Zealand gas product certification body 2019-06-16T23:52:45Z bsi-appointed-as-australian-and-new-zealand-gas-product-certification-body-2 BSI, the business improvement company has today announced it has been appointed as a gas product certification body by Australian and New Zealand Gas Technical Regulators Committee (GTRC), Australian and New Zealand Regulators.     Before placing gas appliances and related components on the market in Australia or New Zealand, manufacturers must ensure their products carry Gas Compliance Mark or New Zealand Gas Safety Compliance Label. This appointment will enable BSI to provide this mandatory Australian Gas Safety (AGS) certification for its clients globally. BSI will now be able to undertake the required testing against the relevant Australian and New Zealand Standards and issue a JAS ANZ accredited gas certification certificate for products. Graham McKay, Global Head of Gas and Electrical Products at BSI commented: “BSI is committed to supporting manufacturers to ensure that their products are ready to market in Australasia. This appointment is a key step for our global clients who can now get their gas appliances certified by BSI for Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe and MEA by working with a single certification body.   “Our teams are fully prepared to help organizations demonstrate that their products comply with the relevant National, Regional and / or International standards.”   BSI has achieved JAS-ANZ (The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand) accreditation which means that it has been assessed against internationally recognized standards and operates at the highest levels of quality and service - providing further assurance to clients that the certificates issued are both credible and impartial.   For more information on Australian Gas Safety (AGS) certification or New Zealand Gas Safety Compliance Label and the BSI Kitemark please visit: or - Ends – About BSI BSI is the business improvement company that enables organizations to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. 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From fire and electrical safety, to specifications around equestrian helmets and safety glass – you can be sure that your products or services are rigorously and regularly tested to meet stringent safety requirements. Vinomofo Launches First Three-Pack 2019-06-16T22:05:43Z vinomofo-launches-first-three-pack Vinomofo has released its very first three-pack of wine, designed to entice those who love a good vino, but prefer to buy in smaller quantities. Up until now, Vinomofo has sold online through six and 12 packs, but it’s shaking things up to provide the perfect pack for those looking to dip their toes in the Vinomofo difference. The Mofo Welcome Kit has just hit the site, and to kick things off, it has been released in three versions - red, white & mixed, providing wine drinkers and new customers with all the options they need. The Welcome Kit is the perfect addition to Vinomofo’s offering - allowing new customers to get a taste of what the ‘fo is all about, and for existing customers to have access to more choice. Vinomofo also expects its Welcome Kit to capture a new market of consumers, in particular those testing out the wine market. By providing three wines that represent exactly what Vinomofo is all about, the Welcome Kit is a great introduction for new customers. Just when you thought this game-changing three-pack was the best news you’ve heard all day, it gets even better - there’s also a free Vinomofo magazine in each case. Yep, that’s all the Vinomofo gold you can find online, in your very own, hand-held magazine. The magazine is filled with all sorts of wine, food and travel goodness, and includes advice, articles and recipes to accompany your three-pack carry box. That’s right, the three-pack has been designed in a functional carry box, allowing wine lovers to take the wine with them to their next social gathering, and share their Vinomofo goodness with friends. Justin Dry, Vinomofo’s CEO and co-founder, wanted to expand Vinomofo’s offering and thought the three-pack was the perfect introduction for new mofos. “The three-pack and magazine is an epic intro into what we’re all about; good wine, good food and a bunch of adventures. New customers will be able to get a bit of an insight into life as a mofo through the Mofo Welcome Kit.” The first three-pack hit the site this week and is available at, prices starting at $69. ENDS For all media enquiries please contact Modern Currency Erin Sing | Hayley Giarrusso | 6 finance mistakes all new property investors make 2019-06-16T16:01:40Z 6-finance-mistakes-all-new-property-investors-make Today there are more finance options available than ever before, and with so much information at our finger tips choosing a loan should be easy to do. But it isn’t always that simple. Make sure you’re not making one, or all, of these common errors.  1. Going on spending sprees Zaki Ameer, real estate expert and founder of Dream Design Property, says banks only have a limited amount of funds to allocate to loans, and therefore need to ensure they only approve those who will be able to pay them back. “Many new investors are applying for loans of 90 per cent and upwards, and given this high level of debt, banks and insurers look at purchases from past statements to determine the applicant’s consistency to determine their eligibility,” he said. “Any erratic purchases or trends will likely lead to the loan being rejected.” 2. Doing too much research Afraid of making an uneducated decision, Mr Ameer says that many new property investors spend a significant amount of time researching each and every possible option. “Although having an understanding of the market is important, if a person supplies their details with a bank regarding a loan, even if it’s just to enquire about rates, this can generate a hit on their credit file,” he said. He said that strikes on a credit file means banks assume the person has been declined elsewhere, making it harder to gain approval.   3. Forgetting to pay bills Forgetting to pay one phone or credit card bill might not seem like an issue, but Mr Ameer points out that any missed payments places a default against a person’s record - which is a significant red flag when being assessed by banks and insurers. “If a person is aware of any defaults against their name it’s crucial to be honest and address the reasons in an application; otherwise the person is deemed too untrustworthy,” he said. 4. Thinking brokers offer higher interest rates Mr Ameer said an age old misconception is that brokers are more expensive than going directly through the banks because they add on a commission fee. “Instead, brokers make a profit from the commission they receive from the bank once a client’s loan has been approved. This means that from the applicant’s perspective, a broker provides an unbiased expert opinion, free of charge,” he said. 5. Not having their current finances set up correctly Mr Ameer said when applying for a loan, a person’s savings and credit card accounts are extremely important, and that many new investors don’t realise that a person’s credit card limit affects the chance of getting a loan. “Even if the card has zero debt waiting to be paid off, the limit itself is still considered debt by the banks, as this is how much the person has the capacity to spend,” he said. “Similarly, having all of a person’s money in one ‘everyday savings’ account is detrimental, as it isn’t reflective of how much is being saved specifically to repay the loan.” 6. Fixing interest rates at the wrong time Most people fix rates when the rates are already on the way up, says Mr Ameer, instead of when rates are historically low, i.e. the current time. “If an investor isn’t planning on selling the property, they should consider and weigh up the options for fixing the interest rates for the long term,” he said.  Tree and Stump Removal Arborist Vegetation Pruning South East Melbourne Victoria 2019-06-15T22:00:57Z tree-and-stump-removal-arborist-vegetation-pruning-south-east-melbourne-victoria Pruning tips for tree health and safety Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure and is done for a variety of reasons. Removing dead, dying or diseased branches improves the health of the tree and promotes healthy growth. Dead branches also pose a danger to people and property. In urban areas, branches may get too close to electrical lines or block traffic views. In areas prone to cyclones, pruning dead limbs and thinning out branches is a good idea before cyclone season begins. Excess foliage can result in trees being top heavy and being more vulnerable to toppling over in storms, with the additional danger of falling branches that could damage buildings or other property. RELATED ARTICLE: Melbourne Arborist Vegetation Management Expert Specialist James O'Brien Tree Removal OB Trees Stump Removal Pruning Victoria Pruning may also be done to regulate the size and shape of the tree, or to improve the quality of the flowers, fruit or timber. Other specific types of pruning may be undertaken to maintain a mature tree in a safe, healthy and attractive condition. Knowing the basic terms commonly used to describe tree work operations will allow you to ask for what you want and understand what your arborist recommends for your tree requirements. Thinningis a process of selective branch removal to improve the structure of the tree, reduce weight on heavy limbs and to increase light penetration and air flow throughout the tree. This can also increase foliage and decrease the risk of disease. Crown Thinning involves theremoval of a portion of smaller branches, usually from the outer crown, to create a uniform density of foliage and an evenly spaced branch structure. Crown thinning does not alter the overall size or shape of the tree, but does allow more light to pass through the tree and reduces weight and wind resistance. Crown Lift or Crown Raising involves the removal of the lowest branches, to effectively increase light transmission to areas closer to the tree or to provide clearance for buildings, vehicles, people, and vistas. Good practice dictates that crown lifting should not typically include the removal of large branches growing directly from the trunk, as this can lead to long term problems with disease and decay or biomechanical instability in the short term. In mature trees lifting should be restricted to secondary branches or shortening of primary branches rather than removal of the whole branch. Crown Reduction reduces the size of a tree, often for power line clearance. This is achieved via a reduction in height and/or spread of the crown of a tree. A crown reduction may be undertaken to reduce mechanical stress on individual branches or the whole tree, reduce shading or to make the tree more suited to its immediate environment. Pruning in young trees Proper pruning of young trees is essential to developing a strong structure and desirable form. Pruning trees correctly while they are young will ensure that they require less corrective pruning as they mature. For most young trees, it’s essential to maintain a single dominant leader growing upward, and secondary branches should be pruned so as not to outgrow the main leader. Leading Australian arborist James O'Brien has been providing high-quality tree care to Melbourne clients for nearly a decade, including pruning, landscaping and tree removal. “The best time for pruning most trees is in late winter when the tree is dormant. Tree work undertaken in the spring may cause a tree to become more vulnerable to attack by pests and disease, and if done in autumn the tree may not be able to get all the nutrients that it needs and suffer undue stress. Pruning should also be avoided during periods of seasonal weather extremes such as drought or heavy frost, or during a period of physiological stress following previous tree work, or construction-related damage. Pruning should always be preceded by a proper evaluation of the tree’s condition, and significant pruning such as a crown lift, reduction or crown thinning should be carried out by a qualified arborist. Improper pruning can create lasting damage or even shorten the tree's life,” says O'Brien. OB TREES Arborist and Vegetation Management Specialists service southeast Melbourne suburbs. And specialise in professional tree care, providing fast, simple solutions for all your pruning, horticultural and landscaping needs. The team are fully qualified, insured arborists with years of hands-on experience in everything from tree pruning, removal and preservation to hedge trimming, stump removal, risk management, vegetation management and tree obstruction resolution. For further information visit OB TREES Arborist and Vegetation Management Specialistsor call their friendly team on +61 435 912 457 Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Accountant Thomas Mousa TLK Partners Business Wealth Advisors Sydney Financial 2019-06-14T22:00:27Z accountant-thomas-mousa-tlk-partners-business-wealth-advisors-sydney-financial Financial 'Lambs to the slaughter' warns financial expert This year we have seen a significant power shift for consumers, with the government investing heavily in heightened financial protections. Through thorough reviews of bank reforms and consumer lending policies, control is slowly being readjusted back into the hands of the Aussie public. In fact, the 2019 Coalition government’s budget pledged $640 million to continue to restore trust in the financial sector by implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission. These developments are encouraged and importantly, long overdue. However, the government, despite many calls and promises to do so, has been slow to enact change against one of the most glaringly obvious issues facing Australian consumers — predatory finance practices such as payday loans. Australian financial expert, Thomas Mousa, senior partner of Sydney-based TLK Partners says, "effective interest can run into hundreds of per cent with payday loans and that interest further devastates families who are already devastated." They have failed to recognise the low hanging fruit that could save thousands of vulnerable Australians from financial hardship. We only need to look to the Senate Inquiry into Financial Hardship that explicitly noted payday loans are perpetuating debt cycles among vulnerable Australians and aren’t being taken out for emergencies, but to pay off existing loans and meet cash shortfalls. Little is being done to crack down on the issue and while politicians drag their feet on stamping out predatory lending, there are serious implications for Australians. RELATED ARTICLE: Retirement Planning Financial Management Wealth Tax Advisors Sydney NSW TLK Partners With the rising cost of living headlining Morrison’s budget this year and an election on the books, it’s clear that now, more than ever, we may need to rethink the way Australians get paid to better suit their personal financial pain points. In 2018, 2.1 million Australians aged 18 and over shared that they experience severe or high financial stress according to the Centre for Social Impact and NAB. Similarly, research from MLC found that 46 per cent of Australians are living pay-cheque to pay-cheque. And this isn’t looking like it’s going to change any time soon. Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) stats showed that more than one million Australians have two jobs to make ends meet. Fortunately, there is a path forward and a way of managing financial concerns that employers can provide by focusing on financial wellness, providing important benefits to employees and their bottom line. A Harvard study found that investing in employee financial wellness leads to an increase in retention, boosts morale and increases productivity. This is more than just office yoga, it’s offering people a chance to take back financial control and relieve part of their financial stress. RELATED ARTICLE: Property Tax Wealth Advice Accountants Kingsgrove Sydney by Expert Matthew Mousa TLK Partners We know that financial vulnerability can lead to stress. And we know that financial stress isn’t reserved for one sector of the population, it’s felt by those across all income brackets. AMP found earlier this year that those who earn between $50,000 to $74,999 are the most likely to feel stressed about money – but that doesn’t exclude the rest of us. Mousa says, "there are more demands put on our income at this time than at any other point in history," and he says, "that demand is getting worse." The data tells the story loud and clear: employee financial concerns can have a detrimental impact on business. AMP found it costs an estimated $31.1 billion per year in lost revenue for Australian businesses. That’s a massive hit on Australia’s economy and one that isn’t being taken seriously enough. Employers have an important role to play in helping the rest of us tackle predatory lending. Eradicating established practices like payday loans isn’t simple, and is going to require both politicians and businesses taking responsibility for the financial wellness of Australians. But positive progress is being made, and the potential is huge. So, while politicians are slow to act, employers have the power to cultivate change — and lucky for us, they’re only getting started. TLK Partners Wealth Management Companies Kingsgrove, Beverly Hills | Tax Accountant & Agent | Property Advisersare financial management, retirement planning and wealth advisers serving enterprises and private individuals who hope to take care of their future through sound financial management. Visit their website or contact them at (02) 8090 4324 for an appointment to discuss your financial management and investment needs. This material is of a general nature only, and it does not take into consideration your financial circumstances, needs or objectives. Before making any decision based on this content, you should assess your own circumstances, seek professional advice or contact our office to be directed to the appropriate professional. Whilst all care has been taken in presenting the material neither TLK Partners or its associated entities guarantee that the material is free of error and, the information may have changed since being published. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Exciting Additions to Haus of Leather 2019 2019-06-14T05:45:48Z exciting-additions-to-haus-of-leather-2019 Haus of Leather are pleased to announce updates to our online collections. An exciting array of new products and designer bags are now available online. These include new leather bags for both men and women, along with other stylish additions. FOR WOMEN New to our store are a range of beautiful bags for women. Included are a selection of tote handbags, clutches and shoulder handbags of many different designs. Our options include both full genuine leather bags, as well as highly affordable PU leather pieces. In addition, you will also find our leather belt collection includes some stunning pieces to accessorise your outfits. Slim-line belts are available as well as cummerbunds and wide-style designs. Comprising a mixture of genuine leather as well as mixed-texture designs, our selection has it all. FOR MEN Recent additions to our men's collection includes new man bag offerings for both formal and informal occasions. These comprise a trendy selection of mens shoulder bags, leather satchels and messenger bags. With a striking range of options on offer, whether you are a student or professional, there are an abundance of options. More so, our men's range also includes a range of backpack bags perfect for conveniently storing your essentials. From small to large backpacks, you will enjoy perusing our great range of various designs. OTHER EXCITING ADDITIONS You will also enjoy a range of new offerings at Haus of Leather. Within our collection of travel and duffel bags, you will discover luggage options including carry on bags. Whether you are looking for a weekend bag for a quick getaway, or something larger with more storage, we have plenty of options to suit. Be sure to peruse our collections and recent additions to discover what's in store for you. 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Thycotic Publishes Free, Comprehensive 36-Page Guide Covering the People, Process and Technology Needed to Implement PAM Program 2019-06-14T01:28:01Z thycotic-publishes-free-comprehensive-36-page-guide-covering-the-people-process-and-technology-needed-to-implement-pam-program ADELAIDE, Australia, June 14, 2019 -- Thycotic, a provider of privileged access management (PAM) solutions to 10,000 organisations worldwide, today announced the availability of a new eBook aimed at accelerating an organisation’s PAM security efforts beyond the basics. Compiled by Thycotic experts and featuring real life examples from organisations of all sizes, the “Expert’s Guide to Privileged Access Management Success” encompasses key topics such as: defining advanced PAM, establishing stakeholder roles and responsibilities, understanding the PAM lifecycle approach, and implementing and integrating PAM technology. “We’ve had several requests from our enterprise customers and prospects to share what we’ve learned about successful PAM implementations over more than a decade of innovation in developing PAM solutions,” said Thycotic Chief Marketing Officer Steve Kahan. “Unlike other eBooks on PAM, this guide gives proper weight and value to the people and process that must be part of any successful technology implementation.” The eBook provides tables of actionable guidance with prescriptive technical recommendations for PAM experts. Recommendations include controls for policy and governance, discovery and automation, access security, session protection, audit and monitoring, behavioral analytics, and event response and recovery. The Expert’s Guide to PAM Success also devotes an entire section to integrating PAM controls with other IT and security solutions. With tight integration, information stays up to date, reports take less time to create, and decisions can be made more quickly. Integrations discussed in the guide include PAM and IAM/IGA, Active Directory, IT Service Management, Vulnerability Scanning, Threat Analytics, SIEM and DevOps Tools. To get a complimentary copy of the Expert’s Guide to PAM Success, please visit For more information about Thycotic and its solutions, visit About Thycotic Thycotic is the leading provider of cloud-ready privilege management solutions. Thycotic's security tools empower over 10,000 organisations, from small businesses to the Fortune 500, to limit privileged account risk, implement least privilege policies, control applications, and demonstrate compliance. Thycotic makes enterprise-level privilege management accessible for everyone by eliminating dependency on overly complex security tools and prioritising productivity, flexibility and control. Headquartered in Washington, DC, Thycotic operates worldwide with offices in the UK and Australia. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2019: AASW renews call for a significant investment in aged care workforce 2019-06-14T00:38:59Z world-elder-abuse-awareness-day-2019-aasw-renews-call-for-a-significant-investment-in-aged-care-workforce Stopping elder abuse requires immediate action, said AASW National President Christine Craik on the eve of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and this starts with adequate resourcing and training the aged care workforce to be able to better identify the dynamics, attitudes and behaviours that lead to elder abuse. Elder abuse is a crime and it is important that the aged care sector is able to recognise its many forms, including emotional and financial abuse. The AASW will raise these points in its submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, as social workers every day across Australia work to prevent, identify and stop elder abuse. Ms Craik said, “Our members have raised significant concerns about the general lack of respect that we are seeing shown to older people in our society and therefore any intervention needs a whole-of-society approach. “While the Royal Commission is concentrating on the aged care sector specifically, it is important to remember that elder abuse occurs throughout the community, including within people’s homes.” The United Nations estimates that globally, one in six elderly people have experienced abuse. Elder abuse is a contravention of human rights and has significant impacts on mental, physical and emotional health. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day occurs each year to highlight this important issue. Ms Craik said, “The National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians and the Royal Commission have started the important work of system reform, including raising awareness, increasing accountability, building the workforce and strengthening support services. These are all welcome steps. “However, more resourcing and the quality of that resourcing of the sector is essential in ultimately addressing issues within the aged care sector, which the Royal Commission is currently uncovering. “Two in three people receiving aged care services are women and it is important that we recognise the gendered dimension of elder abuse as a form of family violence. Women of this generation, in addition to generally living slightly longer than men, have also often lived a life of giving to others, which can mean they have less material wealth, making them more dependent on others and less likely to feel empowered to do anything about abuse directed at them. “The Royal Commission is revealing the need for a highly resourced, trained and regulated workforce, as well as a more accountable and robust aged care sector.” ENDS COCOBARE BABY NATURALLY CARES FOR LITTLE ONES 2019-06-13T23:55:53Z cocobare-baby-naturally-cares-for-little-ones From a brand that naturally cares for little ones, CocoBare Baby, has released a new 300ml range, exclusive to Woolworths, that uses only carefully selected and natural ingredients. Loaded with coconut oil, CocoBare Baby’s formulations will keep baby’s sensitive skin hydrated, moisturised and also help to kill of harmful pathogens during the important first years of their life.   CocoBare Baby is MIT, paraben and palm oil free, and uses only the purest organic essential oils and the healing effects of Coconut oil that will care for a babies skin in the most natural way.   While many baby products contain synthetic ingredients that are designed to heal external tissue, the Coconut oil in CocoBare Baby is designed to penetrate deeper, making it a nourishing, gentle moisturiser. Coconut oil also assists with eczema, nappy rash and dry scalp, and is naturally helpful in protecting the skin from potential pathogens (bacteria) and killing microorganisms.   “A baby’s skin is incredibly delicate, and is actually 20 to 30% thinner than adult’s skin, so it’s vital that only products that are free from harmful chemicals are used,” says Jeff Sher, Director of Healthy Generation, the creators of CocoBare Baby.   “Products with synthetic ingredients can cause skin irritation and rashes, which is why we’re passionate about creating products that are completely natural. Not only is the CocoBare Baby range safe for use on a baby’s skin, but it is also safe for the planet.”   Exclusive to Woolworths, the new 300ml range will consist of the CocoBare Baby Conditioner. Other items, also available at Woolworths and in various sizes, include a Baby Lotion containing Shea Butter and Chamomile; a Shampoo with Shea Butter and the essence of Calendula; and a 2-in-1 Shampoo and Body wash with hydrating Aloe Vera and Chamomile extract. There is also massage oil, bottom balm, and a lotion to keep baby nourished from head to toe.   Further information on the range can be found at Follow CocoBare Baby on Instagram @cocobarebaby