Sydney University AI Hub Wins Global Award for Robotic Process Automation Implementation

One of Australia’s leading universities, the University of Sydney, has been awarded for its use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA).  Announced overnight at Blue Prism World in London, the University’s Automation and Innovation (AI) Hub has been awarded Blue Prism Rookie of the Year in recognition of its service improvement project which has allowed the University to thrive in a challenging environment.

Employees Unafraid of Automation and Happy to Reskill for the Future

The impact of robotic process automation is being felt from the boardroom to the shop floor according to a global automation report released today by Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM).  “Automate or Stagnate: The Impact of Intelligent Automation on the Future of Work” found that 88 percent of Australian knowledge workers have had daily tasks automated (compared to 78 percent globally). Some 64 percent of Australian decision makers feel their organisations are well prepared for the changes that robotic process automation (RPA) will bring. 

MyNetFone helps SMBs run their business remotely

MyNetFone, Australia’s leading provider of hosted voice and data communications services, today announced its leading Virtual PBX phone system can now be operated via a mobile App enabling access to the phone system on the go.

Global research reveals new challenges and lingering confusion around data protection in the cloud

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a global research study titled: Closing Backup and Recovery Gaps. Barracuda surveyed more than 1,000 IT professionals, business executives and backup administrators worldwide to find out more about their data protection strategies. Read the full report:

Symbio launches API Developer Zone

Symbio Networks, an industry leader in wholesale IP communications and part of MNF Group, today announced the go-live of their API (Application Programming Interface) Developer Zone. The API Developer Zone delivers the next level of usability for Symbio’s service offering, providing a rich set of telecommunications capabilities that can be seamlessly integrated into any software application.

Silver Peak Appoints Dean Vaughan Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan

Silver Peak®, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area network™, today announced the appointment of Australian Dean Vaughan as vice president of sales for Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Dean is responsible for accelerating business expansion and customer acquisition through the company’s enterprise and service provider channels across the region, spanning Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Barracuda Intel Exposes the Latest Strategies Cybercriminals Are Using to Get Past Email Security Gateways

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a report with the title Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends. Barracuda researchers evaluated more than 360,000 spear phishing emails in a three-month period, identifying and analysing three major types of attacks: brand impersonation, business email compromise and blackmail.

Barracuda Accelerates Growth in MSP Market, Expands MSP Security Offerings

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced growing momentum in the MSP market. Barracuda MSP’s portfolio approach, led by security, has been very successful in the marketplace and is a key growth area for the company. Barracuda grown its international MSP partner base nearly 300 percent over the past two years, and most importantly, the number of MSPs using multiple Barracuda solutions increased 34 percent year-over-year, as of February 2019.

PwC Online Advertising Expenditure Report finds Australian Digital Advertising market worth $8.8B in 2018

The Australian online advertising market hit $8.8bn expenditure in calendar year 2018, an increase of 11.6% on 2017 according to the IAB Australia Online Advertising Expenditure Report (OAER) published today by PwC.  The independent report, which has been detailing key online market trends since 2007, includes for the first time data points about the rate of programmatic buying, as well as CTV video advertising revenue data.

MyNetFone Business partners with the Australian Property Institute

MyNetFone Business, a provider of new-generation hosted communications services and part of the MNF Group, has partnered with property professionals member organisation, the Australian Property Institute (API). It is the second of a series of planned strategic partnerships with key SMB member groups to drive awareness, support and understanding of the efficiencies modern technology can create.

Bohemia and Sizmek forge strategic partnership

Bohemia, the leading independent media and growth agency, has entered into a strategic partnership with Sizmek, the world’s largest independent buy-side advertising platform. The partnership will deliver enhanced digital media performance for Bohemia’s growing client list which includes, Plush, Schneider Electric, Caltex, Freedom and Racing Victoria.

IAB launches Future of Measurement Project

IAB Australia has detailed its plans to conduct a full review of audience and cross media measurement.  The project, known as the Future of Measurement will see the IAB deliver a plan that encompasses measurement solutions, standards for ad measurement, delivery and verification, as well as guidelines and best practices, with the goal of delivering data and meaningful metrics to marketers, agencies and publishers to enable them to assess opportunities and track performance in a complex cross media world. 

Sizmek Hires Two Senior AdTech Executives to Drive Growth in APAC

Sizmek, the world’s largest independent buy-side advertising platform, today announced it has added two senior executives to help drive the growth of Sizmek’s expanding APAC operations. Paul Kent has been appointed Commercial Director, APAC and Heidi Monro as Sales Director, NSW.

Blue Prism Helps Deliver Greater Value from RPA Initiatives With New Process Discovery Tool and Success Accelerator Program

Finding innovative ways to help new and existing customers get the most value from their Robotic Process Automation (RPA) deployments, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today launched its Process Discovery Tool and announced the upcoming availability of its Success Accelerator program. The Process Discovery Tool, available through company’s portal, reduces the time to prepare for an RPA deployment from weeks to hours, through features that help assess, qualify and prioritize processes for automation readiness, ease of automation and potential business value. Blue Prism’s Success Accelerator program, which will be launched in the next 90 days, provides partners and customers with unparalleled access to RPA deployment experts and the latest software to help ensure RPA projects are a success.

Blue Prism Expands R&D Capabilities Adding Dedicated AI Labs and Outlines Roadmap for Embedded AI Capabilities

Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today took another step in showcasing its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market leadership and clear product differentiation by announcing the availability of its dedicated AI Research Labs headquartered in London, while also outlining its embedded AI roadmap strategy. Powering Blue Prism’s connected-RPA vision, Prism Labs brings together PhD level research scientists and engineers across multiple AI fields, a world-class brain trust on the future of work, who will inform and spearhead developments on the company’s embedded AI capabilities.

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