The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-01-21T11:07:18Z AGR Technology Highlights How Custom Agritech Software Can Benefit Agricultural Businesses 2021-01-21T11:07:18Z agr-technology-highlights-how-custom-agritech-software-can-benefit-agricultural-businesses As the global population grows and demand for farmable land increases, farmers and other agricultural workers are facing a multitude of challenges, which include deforestation, climate change, reduced biodiversity, chemical pollution and soil degradation. Australian company AGR Technology offers custom agritech software solutions to help agricultural businesses in their fight to overcome these issues. Overcoming agricultural challenges The agriculture industry is facing unprecedented challenges in modern times due to a number of factors. The increasing population and demand for land leads to deforestation, which in turn helps to exacerbate climate change, which then negatively impacts crops. Deforestation from agriculture also reduces biodiversity, affecting the world’s flora and fauna. The use of pesticides and fertilizers can also have a negative impact on the environment, polluting water sources and degrading soil until even more chemicals have to be used in future to successfully grow crops – a vicious cycle. Agritech seems to provide a promising solution to a variety of agricultural problems. It’s a fast-growing industry, and involves using the latest technological solutions (including drones and robots and cutting-edge software) to achieve faster planting and harvesting, as well as modifying crops to thrive in challenging environmental factors. Agritech software solutions can lead to: Increased efficiency for farmers Improved crop yields Reduced operational costs Reduced food and water waste Custom software to boost your business From its modest beginnings as a channel on YouTube (agrtech1), AGR Technology has grown to also include a blog, collection of software and array of business value-added services.The business helps to design and build bespoke pieces of software specifically tailored to suit a variety of individual business requirements, including agritech software solutions for agricultural businesses. AGR Technology is based in the Goulburn Valley area but can service businesses across Australia in a wide variety of industries, including: Agriculture, orchard, packing and other farming businesses (agritech) Real estate Legal firms Education Logistics/transport and other commercial software The AGR team works hard to consistently deliver premium products and services with your best interests in mind. They can offer you a high-quality agritech software product that perfectly suits your needs, helping you to overcome any agricultural issues that are standing in the way of your business succeeding. What’s more, their custom software contains only the features you use and can be adapted going forward as your needs change, so your business will never outgrow it. More information AGR Technology produces popular content as well as offering a wide range of services to other businesses, such as search engine optimisation (SEO), website security auditing, press release distribution, website design and more. AGR always urges customers to ‘Leave us a review!’, as they value honest feedback. To discover further information about the company and the services it offers, you can head to the website at https://agrtech.com.au/ – or you can connect on social media via their LinkedIn page or by giving them a follow on Facebook. Source: https://thenewsfront.com/agr-technology-highlights-how-custom-agritech-software-can-benefit-agricultural-businesses/ Sports Podiatrist Chatswood Foot Nail Care Treatment Solutions Orthotic Therapy 2021-01-21T05:00:00Z sports-podiatrist-chatswood-foot-nail-care-treatment-solutions-orthotic-therapy Absence of Pain Not an Accurate Measurement of Recovery Warns Sports PodiatristSportspeople, whether amateur or professional, love what they do. Whether it’s just the daily run or preparation for serious competitions, life just doesn’t seem the same without the activity that gives them so much pleasure. Unfortunately, injuries put all that on hold – at least until they’re recovered. For many, a lack of pain seems to be the signal that it’s time to get back on track with their favourite sport, but Mark Lin, a Sydney-based sports podiatrist warns that absence of pain is not an accurate measurement of recovery.Read: Experienced Podiatrist Chatswood Nail Foot Care Clinic Sports Podiatry TrigenicsPain is the Tip of the IcebergMark Lin uses the “tip of the iceberg” analogy to demonstrate his point. The really big problem – be it muscle dysfunction or issues with the alignment of feet and ankles – could be hidden.The human body is very good at compensating when things aren’t quite right. The good and the bad thing about that is that pain isn’t necessarily the only symptom of trouble. At the same time, the way in which people adjust their movements to compensate means that the body isn’t working as it’s designed to. The result is inevitable – especially when people are pushing themselves to the limits. Having had enough of the strain, something “gives”, and their body lets them know that enough is enough by sending pain signals.Recovery from traumatic injuries, though they are a sudden occurrence, works in much the same way. The body compensates, and initial treatment interventions provide faster relief. With pain no longer present, many athletes will decide that it’s time to get active again. It’s risky, warns Lin. The chances of being injured anew are very real – unless the movement mechanisms are back up and working in exactly the way they should.At the Footwork Clinic, Mark and his team will strive to eliminate pain and discomfort, and they will apply various therapies to speed recovery, but the healing process must still run its course.Read: Chatswood Foot Care Clinic for Trustworthy Podiatrist Sports Podiatry SolutionsHow to Know When It’s Time to Get ActiveAs with so many things sport-related, knowing when someone is ready to return to track or field requires teamwork. Just as sportspeople rely on coaches and trainers to boost their performance when they are well, they need to rely on their team of therapists to help them assess their recovery following a sports injury.Mark and his Footwork Clinic team are able to assess recovery and demonstrate the progress sportspeople are making in this direction using scientifically-proven measurements and technological advances. “Sports podiatrists know that people are eager to get active again,” says Lin, “but it would be irresponsible to give them the go-ahead until there is evidence that they’re ready. Healthcare professionals won’t hold sports-lovers back a minute longer than is necessary, and they understand that sportspeople feel frustrated when they can’t be as active as they usually are, but real healing takes time, even when therapies are fast-tracking the process.”“The Footwork Clinic specialises in feet, ankles, and lower limbs. For upper-body injuries, sportspeople may be working with other therapy professionals. However, regardless of the type of injury, it’s important to understand that feeling better and being better aren’t necessarily the same thing.”Prevention is Better Than CureIn closing, Mark notes that when someone pushes their body to the max it might uncover breaking points they didn’t even know existed. Assessment could uncover hidden dangers. “Just as people visit the dentist to make sure their teeth are OK, it is advisable to visit a sports podiatrist for assessment before underlying issues manifest themselves in the form of pain or injury.”For further information, visit the The Footwork Clinic – Leading Sports, Podiatry, Foot And Lower Limb Corrective Services to book online, or call Mark Lin or his friendly team on +61 2 9131 6891.Want a faster response or ask us a quick question?Click here to chat with The Footwork Clinic LIVE on Facebook Messenger.The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment.Syndicated by Baxton Media, The Market Influencers, Your Digital Marketing Agency. Business Financing Fast Unsecured Loans Growth Asset Funding Finance Specialists 2021-01-21T05:00:00Z business-financing-fast-unsecured-loans-growth-asset-funding-finance-specialists Banks Tighten up Lending as SMEs Bear the Brunt of Covid-19: Yuan Chong Talks Opportunities and SolutionsIt comes as no surprise that 2020 has proved a difficult year for Australian businesses – and SMEs, with limited bargaining power and little by way of resources to tide them over are among the hardest-hit. It’s not only younger businesses that are feeling the pinch. Decades-old concerns are finding themselves foundering under the pressure. That’s particularly true for travel agents, hospitality businesses, events organisers, caterers, and even goldsmiths who find the lucrative wedding industry in slow down mode while people wait for a more favourable time to celebrate their nuptials.At the same time, banks aren’t eager to extend credit right now. Despite “cautious optimism” for 2021, and a slight relaxation in criteria for lending to SMEs in September, it’s still tough for entrepreneurs hoping to survive the pandemic with previously-viable businesses intact.Read: Quick Financing Fast Unsecured Loans Growth Funding Business Finance SpecialistsAn Opportunity for Far-Sighted Lenders says Yuan Chong of Zetara Finance PartnersDespite all the doom and gloom, it’s possible to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and Yuan Chong of Zetara Finance Partners says that there are hidden opportunities for both SMEs and far-sighted lenders who are willing to extend unsecured credit. “Right now, there is reason to believe that the end of the pandemic is in sight,” he says. “And once we can transition to normality, there will be an explosion in demand. Struggling SMEs that can survive this last lap will likely be inundated with new business as their clients, who have delayed the satisfaction of wants and needs for so long, make up for lost time.”Obtaining finance through banks, even at the best of times, can simply take too long for SMEs in distress, but there are non-bank lenders who are willing to assist. However, the cost of processing applications for finances and the resources that it requires means that they usually work through referrals from brokerages served by business finance specialists like Zetara Finance Partners.In essence, Zetara cooperates with a large network of referral partners to assist business clients obtain necessary funds from lenders. They get the client, and Zetara does the legwork they don’t have time for. The cost is lower than that of setting up and maintaining a dedicated business lending division, but they are able to access an under-served market and grow their client-base.”SMEs also benefit. “The bank lending process is a cumbersome one and takes time that SME owners can’t afford to waste. At the end of a weeks-long wait, they might still find that their application for credit has been declined – even when they are willing to put personal property on the line to secure funding. When they approach Zetara Finance Partners, on the other hand, they can know where they stand in as little as 24 hours – and they needn’t offer security.”“For referral partners, there is opportunity. For SMEs there are solutions. Zetara Finance Partners brings the two together,” says Yuan.For more information visit the Zetara Finance – Funding Your Business Towards Success website or call their team of experts on 0482 619 996.Syndicated by Baxton Media, The Market Influencers, Your Digital Marketing Agency. Leap into the Future with Nessabee Creative’s Digital Marketing Solutions 2021-01-21T04:52:34Z leap-into-the-future-with-nessabee-creative-s-digital-marketing-solutions Digital marketing is an essential element for any business owner and encompasses much more than having a website. Nessabee Creative is skilled in digital marketing techniques, SEO, social media, and understands that even the most elaborate website won’t help individuals achieve their goal if it’s invisible to potential customers online. To be relevant in today’s digital world, business owners must inform, entertain and engage to attract new customers and retain existing consumers. Nessabee Creative helps individuals achieve those goals and speaks directly to each client’s customer base through multiple methods that includes website design, social media presence, and influencer marketing. The agency utilizes every method at its disposal to elevate clients’ online presence. The digital marketing consultant Perth works closely with each individual to determine their goals, develop a strategy, and employ the methods that will best help them achieve their goals. That may include design and development of a high-performing website, email marketing, Google AdWords, and search engine optimization. It can also include videos, photography, graphic design, special events, and influencer collaborations. SEO is the way that websites rank highly in search results. The Perth SEO expert utilizes a variety of methods to increase client rankings ranging from keywords and metadata to content and backlinks. All of those techniques aid in establishing a business as a respected expert in their field. It also significantly increases the potential for a website to be displayed on the first page of results when an individual performs a web search for the products and services they desire. Social media wields enormous power in today’s digital world and provides a forum to extend a company’s reach. The social media consultant Perth provides strategies for brand engagement, management and positioning. Multiple types of marketing plans and campaigns can be mounted and the marketing experts can manage a company’s reputation. Nessabee Creative provides each client with a scalable and individualized strategy that best meets their current and future goals. Sophisticated analytics are employed, enabling clients to know exactly how their websites and marketing campaigns are performing. Nessabee Creative offers a one-stop resource for startups to established businesses distinguish themselves from the rank and file. About Nessabee Creative Nessabee Creative is challenging the way the world is viewed and reinforcing the importance of individuality. To succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, you must unlock your inner creativity. Collaboration is what we thrive on and innovation is what drives us. Connect with us on Instagram. Media Contact Nessabee Creative Perth, Australia Website: www.nessabee.com P. Princi Online Meat Delivery Transitions from Convenience to Essential Service 2021-01-21T04:43:07Z p-princi-online-meat-delivery-transitions-from-convenience-to-essential-service P. Princi Food Services 5th generation owner, Joe Princi, understands the value and convenience of the meat delivery services he offers. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the company’s direct-to-door online meat delivery service has transitioned from a welcome convenience to an essential part of customers’ lives. Even during the pandemic, the company has managed to garner more rave reviews by satisfied customers. The award-winning butcher shop has maintained its reputation as a best butcher Perth, earning consistently positive reviews and ratings. The butcher offers a full range of beef, goat, lamb, pork, poultry and veal, along with cannelloni, smallgoods, charcuterie, and weekly hamper specials that are affordably priced. The butcher shop also rewards customers with a points program that can be redeemed on future purchases. The online meat delivery service offered at P. Princi enables customers to place orders of any size online and have them delivered for a flat $30 delivery fee. It’s a convenient solution for the disabled, elderly and those that crave concierge service. It’s an ongoing benefit as the pandemic still rages. Consumers can also visit the physical store on Canning Highway to shop if they desire. P. Princi Food Services is committed to providing individuals with the best meat and poultry, while supporting local producers and sustainable food production solutions. The company’s relationships forged with local producers ensures gate-to-plate freshness and enables it to offer healthy selections that are 100 percent gluten, nitrate and chemical free. Another benefit provided at P. Princi Food Services is the ability for consumers to customize their portion sizes by weight, unlike the one-size-fits-all cuts typically available at supermarkets. It reduces waste and aids individuals with their dietary requirements for health and fitness.  The highly-rated P. Princi Food Services provides Perth meat delivery to ensure everyone can have their favorite cuts of meat and poultry anytime they like. The company provides products for occasions ranging from a backyard barbecue to gourmet cuts for a sophisticated celebratory event.  About P. Princi Food Services The Princi family has been working in the butchering industry for seven generations – both in Italy and in Perth. The tradition began when Pasquale Princi immigrated to Australia in the early 1950s. He immediately obtained a butcher’s job and opened his first store in the early 1960s. The company has won dozens of awards in numerous categories across Australia, earning his son Joe, who is currently in charge of the business, a reputation as a pioneer among his peers.  The company was the Outright Gold Winner of the 2015 Pork Steak Your Claim Competition; won the Gold in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Gold in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; the Silver in the 2015 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards; and the Silver in the 2014 Royal Melbourne Fine Foods Awards. Media Contact P. Princi Food Service Website: https://princifoodservices.com HERE WE GO AGAIN! NEW SEASON DATES ANNOUNCED FOR MAMMA MIA! ON THE GC 2021-01-21T02:52:52Z here-we-go-again-new-season-dates-announced-for-mamma-mia-on-the-gc In exciting news for existing ticket holders and lovers of ABBA everywhere, Producer Matt Ward said he was thrilled to share the news that one of Broadway’s beloved shows will hit the Gold Coast mid-year. “It’s official, we are back, and I’m so happy to announce that the show WILL go on,” he said. “The Arts and so many productions were hit hard due to COVID and it was stop and start on the production for some time with all of the uncertainty.” “But there’s no better feeling then having the green light to get back to doing what we love and being able to support local talent with our production.” “There is a massive appetite for live performance and entertainment off the back of lockdowns and restrictions, so dancing queens of the Gold Coast can get excited for what’s to come.” “Our incredible production team have focused all of their efforts over the last year into putting together an even bigger and better version of the loved musical.” Matt also confirmed that cast auditions for the production will commence at the beginning of February.“We are on the hunt for Queensland-based performers to join our incredible cast. There is so much talent across the state and now more than ever is the time to showcase this to audiences,” he said. Due to imposed restrictions, video submissions will be accepted for the first casting call with live auditions taking place from late February. A total of 20 performers will make up the MAMMA MIA! cast and there is still hope on the horizon for one budding musical theatre star to land the lead role of ‘Sophie Sheridan’ when the official star search kicks off again next month via radio partner 1029 Hot Tomato. Tickets for the new show dates are on sale now via Ticketek, while those who have pre-bought tickets will be directly transferred over to the new dates or have the option for a refund if unable to attend. Audiences can book tickets via www.thestargoldcoast.com.au or www.ticketek.com.au. For more information on Matt Ward Entertainment or MAMMA MIA! the musical, head to the website: www.mammamiamusical.com.au *LINK TO MEDIA KIT WITH IMAGERYMORE ABOUT MAMMA MIA! Over 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical. In a stunning new production, Matt Ward Entertainment invites audiences to fall in love all over again! The musical featuring over 22 of ABBA’S greatest hits is coming to The Star Gold Coast for a strictly limited season: June 19 – July 11, 2021.Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me, Dancing Queen and so many more beloved ABBA hits make this worldwide phenomenon a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages. - ENDS – ALL MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Amy Stalinescu | M10 Collective Ph: 0411 789 195 Email: amy@m10.com.au Cohesity Recognised as a Customers’ Choice in 10 of 11 Category Distinctions in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions Report 2021-01-21T02:17:43Z cohesity-recognised-as-a-customers-choice-in-10-of-11-category-distinctions-in-the-gartner-peer-insights-voice-of-the-customer-data-center-backup-and-recovery-solutions-report San Jose, Calif. – January 20, 2021 – For the fourth time in a row, Cohesity today announced it has been named a Customers’ Choice in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions report. In 2020, Gartner expanded the Peer Insights Customers’ Choice recognition to 11 category distinctions, including company-size segments, deployment regions, and industries. Cohesity was the only vendor to be recognised as Customers’ Choice in the following category distinctions:Global Enterprises ($10 billion-plus USD revenues)Large Enterprises ($1 billion-$10 billion USD revenues)Midsize Enterprises ($50 million - $1 billion USD revenues)North AmericaEurope, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)Asia PacificFinanceHealthcareServicesPublic Sector/Government/EducationCohesity is also proud to be the only Customers’ Choice vendor recognised in the following category distinctions: Global Enterprises, Healthcare, and Services industries. Additionally, Cohesity is the only Customers’ Choice vendor to be recognised in all three regions: North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.In order to be recognised for Customers’ Choice across such a wide array of category distinctions, Gartner Peer Insights requires a minimum of 25 validated customer reviews and an average rating from customers that is equal to or higher than the average rating across all vendors listed for any given category distinction. Cohesity received more reviews than any other vendor, topping well over 200 worldwide."We are honoured to be the only company recognised in 10 out of 11 category distinctions and we believe this speaks to the unique value, differentiation, and innovation we provide to customers, across industries, segments and geographic regions," said Lynn Lucas, chief marketing officer, Cohesity. "During the global pandemic when many others are pulling back, we have continued to focus on investing in service, support, and expanding our solutions portfolio -- including new offerings that help customers radically simplify data management, protect their data, and derive a competitive business advantage in a hybrid-cloud era.”Firsthand Commentary from Customers:Cohesity customers shared both positive and supportive comments on the company and its offerings, illustrating the following: how easy it is to use, its simplicity and efficiency in managing backups, the versatility to manage backups both on-premises and in the cloud, its innovative security/anti-ransomware technology, and exceptional customer support. Below are verbatim comments from a sampling of Cohesity customers. “Cohesity nativity & easily plugs into AWS services like S3 and Glacier.” - Systems Engineer, 10/29/20“A modern data management platform with low operational overhead that’s easy to use.” - Sr Infrastructure Architect, 10/27/20Cohesity is a versatile data protection solution for on-premises or cloud.” - Network and Security Manager, 10/29/20“Cohesity - Easy, Flexible, and Efficient DR/BU especially for as-a-service models.” - SVP in the Government Industry, 10/17/20“Best suitable product for multi cloud to manage from (a) single portal.” - Sr Manager in the Communications Industry, 10/16/20“Innovative technology with exceptional support.” - Lead Technical Architect, 10/12/20“Cohesity makes hybrid cloud storage and backups incredibly simple and efficient to manage.” - Director, IT Global Infrastructure, 10/7/20“Cohesity - Easy To Implement, Even Easier to Manage.” - Lead Storage Administrator, 6/23/20“The ransom protection and detection feature is another innovative feature that is unique as compared to others as it lets us scan the backup files for ransomware.” - Director, Media, 01/28/20 To read more customer reviews, please visit the Gartner Peer Insights page for Cohesity: https://www.cohesity.com/dm/gartner-peer-insights-voice-of-the-customer/To learn more about the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions report, please click here: https://www.cohesity.com/dm/gartner-peer-insights-voice-of-the-customer About Gartner Peer InsightsGartner Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 350,000 verified reviews in more than 340 markets. For more information, please visit www.gartner.com/reviews/home. DisclaimersGartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates. About CohesityCohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that make it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyse. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organisations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website and blog, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin and like us on Facebook.Cohesity, the Cohesity logo, SnapTree, SpanFS, DataPlatform, DataProtect, Helios, and other Cohesity marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cohesity, Inc. in the US and/or internationally. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. A PUB WITH NO BEER? IRENE FALCONE's ONLINE BOTTLE SHOP SANSDRINKS.COM.AU HAS NO ALCOHOL! 2021-01-21T01:28:27Z a-pub-with-no-beer-irene-falcone-s-online-bottle-shop-sansdrinks-com-au-has-no-alcohol A CURRENT AFFAIR TASTE TEST BIG SUCCESS! Slim Dusty sang about a pub with no beer and entrepreneur Irene Falcone’s online bottle shop Sansdrinks.com.au has no alcohol!  ACA’s alcohol v zero alcohol taste test proved zero alcohol is a winner! On Wednesday 20th January 2021 A Current Affair staged a blind alcohol-free v alcohol taste test between sparking, red and white wines, beer and spirits and it was an amazing success for the ZERO ALCOHOL products! Beer and spirits came through with flying colours and doubt over what was alcoholic and what was alcohol free was clearly confusing. Founder and CEO of Sansdrinks.com.au Irene Falcone says “ There are now hundreds of fantastic taste alike beers, wines and spirits that are perfect if you are trying to lessen your intake of grog but still want to enjoy the experience of having a glass of sparkling, gin and tonic or beer at the end of a day, with a meal or at the bar. I’m not telling people to totally stop drinking, but if you want to switch to zero alcohol a couple of nights a week then I’ve got the answer with an amazing range of international and local companies creating great tasting drinks that include sparkling wine, bourbon, gin, white, dark and spiced rum ..everything your taste buds desire without the alcohol.” TO INTERVIEW IRENE FALCONE email max@marksonsparks.com or call Max 0412 501 601  ABOUT IRENE FALCONE Irene Falcone is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs who started her first business, natural health & beauty store Nourished Life, with $100 in 2012 and sold it 5 years later to an ASX listed company for $20 million. Now Irene has launched a new online business selling non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits www.sansdrinks.com.au that has gone from zero to $500,000 in the first 3 months and is on target to generate over $4 million in sales by Christmas 2021. Irene is passionate about disrupting industries, providing better shopping options and making buying easier. Irene is also obsessed with small business, supporting Aussie brands, driving forklifts, talking to her customers & finding new products to enrich everyone’s lives.        Ping Identity Shortlisted as ‘Best Hybrid Cloud Solution’ in Cloud Awards 2021-01-21T00:57:42Z ping-identity-shortlisted-as-best-hybrid-cloud-solution-in-cloud-awards Denver, CO - January 20, 2021 – Ping Identity (NYSE: PING), the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise, was declared a finalist in the international Cloud Computing Awards. The Ping Intelligent Identity Platform was shortlisted in the ‘Best Hybrid Cloud Solution’ category, highlighting its flexible deployment options to accommodate hybrid IT environments. Since 2011, The Cloud Awards has sought to promote and celebrate excellence and innovation in cloud computing. Entries are accepted throughout the globe and across multiple industry sectors. Categories for the 2020-21 Cloud Awards include “Cloud Project of the Year,” “Security Innovation of the Year,” “Best Cloud DR/Business Continuity Solution,” and ‘Best Hybrid Cloud Solution’ where Ping Identity was listed. Ping Identity’s Intelligent Identity Platform is purpose-built to address the complex and unexpected challenges enterprises face during today’s digital transformation acceleration. Ping provides flexible deployment options to accommodate a range of hybrid IT environments, offering a scalable and secure approach to cloud, regardless of where businesses are on their digitalisation journey. “Customers expect frictionless digital experiences while businesses require a cloud identity partner which can meet their needs well into the future.” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity. “That’s why we design our solutions to deploy rapidly and give end-users a passwordless experience.” Head of Operations for the Cloud Awards, James Williams, said, “Ping Identity employs cloud technologies to deliver outstanding results – and is a deserving finalist in the 2020-21 Cloud Awards program. “This year has been one unlike any other, posing uniquely non-trivial challenges across every sector of industry. As we have seen across so many of this year’s awards entries, the cloud has been pivotal in increasing organizational efficiency to meet demands both anticipated and unforeseen. “The Cloud Awards team have the near-impossible task of marking the exceptional from the capable, and we can look forward to the final winners being announced in 2021 – hopefully, a year less marked by such global disruption.” Hundreds of organisations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. You can view the full shortlist here: https://www.cloud-awards.com/2020-shortlist/ About Ping IdentityPing Identity is the Intelligent Identity solution for the enterprise. We enable companies to achieve Zero Trust identity-defined security and more personalised, streamlined user experiences. The Ping Intelligent Identity™ platform provides customers, workforce, and partners with access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications across the hybrid enterprise. Over half of the Fortune 100 choose us for our identity expertise, open standards, and partnerships with companies including Microsoft and Amazon. We provide flexible identity solutions that accelerate digital business initiatives, delight customers, and secure the enterprise through multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, access management, intelligent API security, directory, and data governance capabilities. For more information, please visit: www.pingidentity.com. About the Cloud AwardsThe Cloud Awards is an international program which recognises and honors industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organisations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2021 and beyond. The Cloud Awards currently offers two awards programs, the Cloud Computing Awards and the Software-as-a-Service Awards. Categories for the Cloud Computing Awards include Most Promising Start-Up, Best SaaS, and “Best in Mobile” Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards, please visit: https://www.cloud-awards.com/. Darlo Drama Open Day 2021-01-20T23:30:08Z darlo-drama-open-day The company promises a fun morning of acting, games, introductions, Q&A time and more, to be held at the studio space in Darlinghurst on Saturday 30 January 2021.“All of us have had such a tumultuous, confronting year,” said General Manager Romney Stanton.“We think that one of the best ways to escape from the news, the pressures of work and the general negativity associated with everything that’s been going on is to explore the world of acting, character, performance, and everything else that the theatre provides,” she said.“The Open Day is going to be a great opportunity for us to get to know potential company members and give them the chance to explore what possibilities await them if they take the chance to ‘step into the spotlight’ and tap into their creative sides.”Darlo Drama offers people of all ages and levels of experience with an interest in acting, a dynamic, supportive and confidence building approach to the craft, with teachers who provide a fun, safe and nurturing learning environment.The company is the home of beginners acting in Sydney, and is celebrating its 27th year of bringing confidence, creativity and community to adults of all ages and all walks of life through a sense of play and discovery.Their courses also encompass conquering a fear of public speaking, learning about Shakespeare, scene partners, building confidence, performance skills refinement, exploring characters, creative writing, and more.Darlo Drama also offers ‘The Members Studio Production’, a celebration and acknowledgement of the company member’s commitment to their learning at Darlo Drama. As an independent production, the performance is run for six shows across two weekends. All performances are held at the Darlo Drama Studio Theatre.For further information, visit the company’s website https://darlodrama.com.au/  Australian IIoT integration innovator Reekoh scaling with global industrial market leader AVEVA 2021-01-20T19:52:47Z australian-iot-innovator-reekoh-scaling-with-global-industrial-market-leader-aveva Australian integration platform Reekoh has forged an agreement with AVEVA, one of the world’s biggest engineering and industrial software companies, which will see components of Reekoh’s product suite bundled and resold through AVEVA’s global distribution and partner ecosystem, reaching a customer base of 16,000 large-scale industrial organisations. The agreement is a coup for the fast-growing Brisbane based iPaaS company, delivering a mature channel as it expands on the global stage.     Digital transformation accelerated in 2020 across sectors such as oil & gas, manufacturing and food & beverage, driven partially by the disruption and re-engineering imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. AVEVA’s cloud and AI product roadmap is growing exponentially with these systems relying heavily on integration between traditional OT systems, customer business and IT systems, and the cloud.  Reekoh’s suite of tools and services are laser-focused on this integration layer and in recent months Reekoh proved the value and capability of its product and the expertise of the team by quickly delivering a number of integrations for key AVEVA products and solutions, helping to accelerate their readiness for going to market.    Already, Reekoh has been positioned directly with AVEVA customers in manufacturing, food and beverage, resources and facilities infrastructure (e.g. cities, data centres) and is working closely with some of AVEVA’s largest distributors in France, Germany, UK and North America on opportunities in their channel. These opportunities are commonly requiring scalable integration of existing operational technologies and systems with cloud services and business applications, some of which are part of the AVEVA product portfolio. For example, AVEVA’s Unified Operations Centre solution for global Data Centre customers required IT integration that could be easily developed and deployed with the AVEVA technology stack. In a matter of weeks, Reekoh supported integration to Work Order and Data Centre Management systems such as IBM Maximo, hyperscale cloud services and other IT business systems, all with AVEVA’s underlying asset performance management and monitoring/control portfolio.   The Reekoh Accelerate integration platform, combining scalable hybrid infrastructure and a large library of pre-built integration plugins together with an exciting product roadmap including support for Edge-based data integration and capability, is exactly what industrial customers and channel partners have been looking for to enable the next wave of digital transformation.  Under the reseller agreement, Reekoh will continue to have their own identity and presence on the AVEVA platform. Reekoh is one of only a small number of external companies resold in this way through AVEVA and is the first Australian company to reach this milestone.       Reekoh CEO and co-founder Dale Rankine said, “It’s very satisfying to have reached this point where our product and value proposition for the industrial market has been validated so strongly by a global market leader like AVEVA. The global IoT Middleware market is set grow to USD $25B by 2025, with Manufacturing being the largest growing segment and APAC the growth region”. “What we are bringing to market with AVEVA is a world-leading capability that can truly make OT/IT interoperability and integration practical and achievable for the whole industrial enterprise market”. Reekoh has created an AVEVA Partnership Resource Center to highlight all relevant products and resources to the AVEVA ecosystem, and are also a sponsor of the upcoming AVEVA World Digital online event.    Reekoh is building on recent successes with customers such as Tassal, who are adopting greater IoT and cloud technologies in their seafood farming and production operations, as well as local Australian councils such as City of Paramatta and Lake Macquarie who recently extended their use of the Reekoh platform for their various Smart City initiatives.     About Reekoh  Reekoh is an agile integration technology suite that brings together all aspects of the modern data landscape for enabling business outcomes; Physical (IIoT/OT), Application and Open Data. Reekoh was founded in 2015 in Australia and has grown to deliver solutions with customers throughout APAC with a team of over 25 employees in Brisbane, Sydney and Manila. Named a Gartner Cool Vendor for IoT and with multiple business and technology awards, Reekoh’s goal is to be the leader in integration technologies for the global industrial market. For more details visit: www.reekoh.com     About AVEVA  AVEVA is a global leader in engineering and industrial software driving digital transformation across the entire asset and operations life cycle of capital-intensive industries.  The company’s engineering, planning and operations, asset performance, and monitoring and control solutions deliver proven results to over 16,000 customers across the globe. Its customers are supported by the largest industrial software ecosystem, including 4,200 partners and 5,700 certified developers. AVEVA is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with over 4,400 employees at 80 locations in over 40 countries. For more details visit: www.aveva.com    DEBUT AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR RELEASES THE INCREDIBLE TRUE WWII STORY OF ‘ANNA UND GUNTHER’. 2021-01-20T11:15:10Z debut-australian-author-releases-the-incredible-true-wwii-story-of-anna-und-gunther FOR IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE – PUBLICATION DATE FEB 1 2021 Anna und Gunther is the first novel by Australian author Jacob Hendryx to be released globally by Osmond Press on February 1st, 2021. It is a historical fiction based on a true story that follows the separate storylines of two children forced to grow up too young in Germany during World War 2 and the subsequent Cold War. The dual-storylines merge into one in the third and final part of the book where the protagonists fall in love and emigrate across the world to Australia. As described in the Author's Note, the book was written after the author travelled to his German grandmothers hometown in the Sudetes Mountains of today’s Czech Republic. Returning with photos of one of the few buildings that remained, his grand-mother began to recount stories of growing up in the town in vivid detail she had never shared before. These stories formed the first chapter of the story which Jacob gifted to her, and upon her delight at reading her own stories, encouraged her to share the stories from her life following that chapter that she previously had not shared. It was a series of repeating visits like this, writing only a chapter at a time, that today's novel came together. Anna und Gunther appeals to a broad range of readers young and old and will be favourited by those who enjoyed other notable true stories from the era such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Rich historical content also lends itself to inclusion in high school curriculum and university reading lists. Available in all good book stores, online and via Kindle from Feb 1st. Watch the video trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLjR4IXUAZI “I have never read a book with quite as much authenticity as well as being thoroughly entertained from beginning to end” – Maegan McFall @turningpagesmm “A uniquely innocent take on unfathomable horror, this book is as relatable as it is shocking” – Dr. Sam Nicholls, Australian Historian “The book is well written, jam packed full of historical accuracies that elevate this tale of humanity” – Julie Oakley @bookish.intoxication The Executive Talk: PTT Global Chemical PCL (SET:PTTGC) 2021-01-20T09:40:15Z the-executive-talk-ptt-global-chemical-pcl-set-pttgc PTT Global Chemical PCL (SET:PTTGC) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kongkrapan Intarajang discusses the company's strategy and outlook in The Executive Talk (TET) by ShareInvestor.com.TET: What are GC's current business execution strategies? What is the rationale behind the expansion towards the downstream industry?GC's strategies are based on 3 major strategies. The first is "Step Change", emphasizing on strengthening our home base by gearing more towards the downstream businesses to enhance the competitiveness and flexibility, being able to capitalize on diverse feedstock, while at the same time ensuring that our costs are globally competitive, with the notion of horizontal and vertical integration applied to the business.The horizontal and vertical concepts involve our production lines from upstream all the way to downstream businesses, which can be further developed into different types of chemical products, and can serve as fundamental feedstock for various industries such as packaging, garments, communication and electronics devices, automotive, construction, engineering plastic, and agricultural equipment. This also serves to diversify business risks, expand product offerings, and add values to them.The next strategy "Step Out" capitalizes on GC's being the largest petrochemical operator in Southeast Asia, with 12 production sites across the globe. Our purpose is to build a genuinely global business. We have begun to invest in the USA more intensively. The Step Out strategy emphasizes on 2 components; merger and acquisition or M&A and the downstream business to secure global footprint, as well as investing in the petrochemical business; our core business, in Ohio, where polymer feedstock cost is very competitive.The third strategy "Step Up" focuses on Sustainable Development, or SD; the matter that GC takes as an important part of the business, not just as CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities. In this regard, the Step Up strategy is multi-dimensional. In terms of scale, GC has expanded collaboration with our alliances both domestically and internationally in a larger scope, based on the concept of the circular economy to create awareness, from waste collection, management, sorting, transportation, and recycling, which is different from before when it was purely mechanical recycling, but now we are implementing chemical recycling, as part of the 'Step Up' initiative both in terms of scale and scope.TET: Based upon the determination to operate the business in a sustainable manner, what are the tangible outcomes resulting from such endeavor?GC has recently been ranked the first in the world in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices: DJSI for the second consecutive year in the chemicals sector. We are also in the top 10 ranks of DJSI World and Emerging Markets for the eighth consecutive year, reflecting our determination in our ESG intent. This goes to show the Company's support and alignment with the global Sustainable Development Goals; SDGs that GC has been abiding by and actively executing for a long time.Not only that, GC is the first and only Thai company that has been granted A level assessment (Leadership Level), which is the highest level in climate change and water security management, under the assessment of the globally trusted sustainability evaluation institute 'Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)' in 2020.We intend to play a part in solving the problems and alleviate the impact of climate change, transitioning into the low carbon society, following the objective of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the emphasis on maximum effectiveness on the use of water resources, reflecting the environment-conscious operations.With our goals to reduce the emission of greenhouse gas (scope 1 and 2) by 20% from normal business operations in 2030, compared to the base year (2012). The organization's greenhouse gas emission account has been developed, with the plan to expand the operational scope to the value chain (scope 3) in an integrated manner. Furthermore, the water management goals have been developed both internally and externally to ensure measurable outcomes and sustainable leadership position in an international arena.TET: What are GC's directions in ensuring the organization's financial health?We need to increase the quality of earnings. In the past, our major source of income has been from commodity products. GC has intended to increase high value products, performance products and green chemical portfolios by 2030. It is expected that the profit generation from these products will contribute 20% of the Company's total profits.However, sustainability is the significant determinant of the Company's financial strength. If shareholders look at it on a short-term period, this may not be the key objective. We wish for our shareholders to grow together with us, generating capital gain that can pay out dividend and remain competitive in the market. Hence, quality and stability are more important. In this regard, the downstream business is less volatile with around 10% EBITDA margin, which is less likely to drop to a single digit.TET: What is the outlook of the petrochemical industry?If we look at the petrochemical industry from the commodity side, there might be a certain extent of oversupply over the next 2-3 years, depending on each product. But from our projection, the situation should be better than in 2020, when things should have already bottomed out in the second and the third quarters of 2020, caused by missing demand. Now we have begun to see signs of improvement in the fourth quarter and we are of the view that the situation in 2021 should be considerably more improved than in 2020.TET: What are the strengths that differentiate GC from other players, both in the regional and global levels?Even though our products are more advanced in many aspects, there are certain points that others are doing better than we are. Nevertheless, our number one strength is our sustainability performance, where we have been ranked the world's number one in the chemicals sector by DJSI. We have been able to reduce costs resulting from the adjustment of business execution processes that allow for energy saving and reduction of greenhouse gas emission, which will be the key component in the cost structure in the future. It might not have yielded tangible benefits today, but when the law becomes effective in the future, we will always be ready. It will also serve to enhance business opportunities, since global partners all place emphasis on this matter, while many competitors may not have this in place yet or may not be as good at this as we are. Meanwhile, sometimes customers will come to us because we have invested so much in sustainability and investors are also very interested in the matter of sustainability as well.TET: What is the most significant challenge faced by GC and the petrochemical industry?The challenge is when people are starting to doubt the viability of this industry. Many people might not notice the tangible difference between petroleum and petrochemical businesses. The petroleum business has been viewed by many that the return on capital is on the downside. The petrochemical business, on the other hand, if the portfolio is well-managed, I think that this industry has a promising future because petrochemicals are always part of many people's lives.Therefore, the challenge is how to maintain or build the competitiveness, by way of keeping the cost of the commodity market low, while ensuring that new businesses can accommodate several industries, for instance, EV, construction, electronics, depending on the strategies of each company. In this regard, we believe that the challenge is not different from what we faced in the past, the only difference is the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic.TET: How do you see GC 5 years from now?Strength must be borne from within, so we emphasize greatly on transformation. We execute organizational and digital transformation alongside one another. Though we have not been affected by the digital disruption today, I believe we must start now for future growth, for instance, cost reduction, modernization of work processes by adopting the technology. Thus, there should be several changes in our organization such as change of the organizational culture, which has progressed quite a lot because we work fast and get serious. We have initiated the work and will have to meet the desired goals. We also need to adjust and strengthen our product portfolio and enhance the quality of earning, as well as overseas investment, whereby our long-term goal is to increase margin contribution from overseas investment from 10% to 30%.About The Executive Q&A SeriesThe Executive Q&A Series is presented by ShareInvestor, Asia's leading financial internet media and technology company and the largest investor relations network in the region. For more information, email admin.th@shareinvestor.com. Website: www.ShareInvestorThailand.com Tat Capital Partners with Nium to Offer Working Capital Solution for SMEs 2021-01-20T08:51:46Z tat-capital-partners-with-nium-to-offer-working-capital-solution-for-smes Today Tat Capital launches Tat:BizPay in Australia, their latest working capital solution that allows small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to utilise credit limits in corporate cards to help make payments, including commercial rent, or other supplier payments. Powered by Nium, Tat:BizPay is a first in Australia. Tat:BizPay allows business owners to convert their credit card limit into an interest-free cash flow stream for their business, for up to 55 days[1]. The platform will allow business owners to use their credit card to pay local vendors that do not accept credit card. Businesses now gain full control of costs, by eliminating fees and charges associated with other credit solution options. Tat:BizPay provides greater flexibility, ease and speed to the payment of salaries, rent, and suppliers, while savingbusinesses up to 1.1% on borrowing costs and loan processing fee charges[i] and reducing FX conversion charges for international transfers. “Tat Capital was created to provide smarter, more equitable paths to wealth,” explains Ram Gorlamandala, Founding Director of Tat Capital, “and Tat:BizPay is a perfect example of this philosophy in action.” “Innovation in Financial Technology means that we are now able to deliver products and services that are as credible, robust and secure as banks, but free of legacy issues; while being more obtainable, affordable and better suited to the small to mid-sized business sector. “Daily, due to our networks and relationships here and across the Indian Subcontinent, we are exposed to significant business issues and some very interesting business solutions. And occasionally, we uncover a smart and simple solution that is perfect for local businesses. The Tat:BizPay working capital offering, powered by Nium, is one of these solutions.” For Michael Minassian, Regional Head of Nium’s Consumer and SME Business (Instarem), the partnership marked the company’s ongoing commitment to expanding fintech solutions that help SMEs improve cashflow. “More than ever, SMEs around the world need access to working capital and credit lines. We are delighted that our collaboration with Tat Capital gives more local businesses a simpler and smarter way to bolster their cashflow.” Over the coming weeks, the Tat:BizPay solution will be rolled out to all Tat Capital clients who are seeking more efficient working capital options from their credit cards. Once existing clients are fully operational, Tat:BizPay will be available to the wider market – should businesses be interested, they can contact the Tat Capital team for further assistance. "Tat:BizPay is a perfect example of smarter, more equitable paths to wealth for the small to mid-sized business sector.”---- end ----- [1] The actual number of days available may vary across card-issuing banks. Based on an estimate of the interest cost of borrowing by a small business on overdraft facility to be around 7.3% p.a. (source- https://www.westpac.com.au/business-banking/business-loans/small-business-loans/unsecured-business-overdraft); and an assumption of a credit card providing up to 55 days credit for repayment.- ----- EDITORIAL INFORMATION -----BACKGROUNDTat Capital [https://tat.capital] is a holistic, highly networked corporate advisory, creating mid-market opportunities that others can’t match. Driven to power growth with purpose, the Australia-India Corporate Finance, FX and Family Office Advisory provides advice and working capital solutions to over 500 Corporate & FX clients and 700 Institutional Investors across Australia, New Zealand and Indian sub-continent, striving for transparency and a shared equity in all they do. ‘Tat’ meaning ‘absolute equality’ or ‘oneness’ is derived from the Sanskrit expression ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ | ‘thou art that’. Nium [http://www.nium.com] is a global financial technology platform redefining the way consumers and businesses send, spend and receive funds across borders. The company is continuously innovating to provide the most relevant and agile solutions to meet the needs of consumers and businesses, having evolved from solely focusing on consumer remittance via Instarem, to also providing fintech solutions for businesses from 2019. Nium is regulated in Australia, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States of America, and processes billions of dollars a year for banks and payments institutions, the next generation of e-commerce players, OTAs and retail users across the world. Nium’s investors include Visa, BRI Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Vertex Growth, Fullerton Financial Holdings, GSR Ventures, Rocket Internet, Global Founders Capital, SBI Japan, FMO (Netherlands Development Finance Company), MDI Ventures, Beacon Venture Capital and Atinum Investment. FOR ADDITIONAL MEDIA INFORMATION: Including images, video assets or interviews, please contact Ram Gorlamandala +61 [0]430-114-905 | rg@tat.capital or Michael Locke +61 [0]438-076-904 | michael@locke.com.au Tone Soup Gamechanger Audio Pedals Won’t Break the Bank for Creativity 2021-01-20T04:33:54Z tone-soup-gamechanger-audio-pedals-won-t-break-the-bank-for-creativity Michael Barreiro, owner of Tone Soup, wants musicians to know they don’t have to break the bank to enhance their creative process or performances. Tone Soup procures a variety of quality boutique guitar pedals, mini amps, accessories and power supplies that will provide greater depth to to a guitarist’s tone. Many musicians don’t understand the full extent of how a guitar pedal can positively affect their creativity. Tone Soup features Gamechanger audio pedals for overdrive and distortion. The Gamechanger Audio Plasma Coil is a specialised version that takes distortion to extreme heights by amplifying audio signals to 3500 volts through six different special effects. Guitarists can boost or cut high and low frequencies for versatility and the signal is 100 percent Plasma. Guitarists of all levels of experience know the importance of acquiring the right equipment. Guitar accessories Australia at Tone Soup encompass hard working boutique guitar effects pedals, first class power supplies, multi-switches and mini amps. One example of amps stocked is the Hotone Nano Legacy Vulcan Five-O amp for capturing the “brown metal” sound prevalent in legendary heavy metal records. An added bonus is its compact size and portability. Music has the ability to elicit a full range of emotions in listeners. Guitar pedals Australia can expand that potential, enabling musicians to express themselves through guitar pedals such as the Anasounds Spinner Expression pedal, a creative solution that makes the tremolo effect far more exciting. The spinner was inspired by a skateboard screw and originally built by a French craftsman. The Spinner Expression setup eliminates knobs that can cause accidents. Tone Soup features a multitude of essential guitar pedals and supplies designed to enhance music in any genre. Musicians save on name brand equipment and also have the benefit of free shipping on orders over $149. Customers can sign up for the company’s newsletter to be the first to receive notice of special offers and sales. About Tone Soup Tone Soup are your online experts for boutique guitar pedals and accessories. Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Media Contact Tone Soup Michael Barreiro Phone: 1300 733 257 Email: info@tonesoup.com.au PO Box 650 Joondalup DC WA 6919 Australia Website: www.tonesoup.com.au