Blue Prism agrees to acquire Thoughtonomy to extend intelligent automation capabilities in the cloud

Leading the market in delivering intelligent automation capabilities from the cloud, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), today announced its agreement to acquire Thoughtonomy. The acquisition, expected to close by end of July, will see Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform distributed and supported as a turnkey SaaS offering, helping accelerate the deployment of digital workers across market verticals and into mid-tier enterprises worldwide.

Genetec Takes #1 Global VMS Vendor Position According to Latest IHS Report

According to a recent report published by business intelligence provider IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO), Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, was named the world’s number one vendor of Video Management Systems (VMS). IHS-reported results from 2015-2018 also point to the company sustaining a 24.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the past 3 years in this category.

IAB Australia launches industry mentorship program

IAB Australia’s Executive Technology Council has launched an industry mentorship program to support and enable the next generation of digital advertising and technology industry talent.  With a particular focus on supporting gender diversity and identifying the unsung heroes of the industry, the program will provide support for up to 40 mentees via 20 mentors every six months. The IAB will be accepting nominations on the IAB website from 20th June for mentees from member organisations with five years or less industry experience.

Barracuda launches Firewall Insights, extends its leadership in Secure SD-WAN

Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced the introduction of Barracuda Firewall Insights. Firewall Insights is an advanced security analytics platform that ingests, aggregates and analyses data automatically from any Barracuda CloudGen Firewall deployed in an organisation’s network, including public cloud deployments.

Telcoinabox supports RSPs with refreshed mobile plans

Telcoinabox, the leading provider of service aggregation in the Australian wholesale telecommunications market and part of MNF Group, today announced the introduction of a new range of data-rich plans. Telcoinabox’s revamped offering will give telco providers access to competitive wholesale pricing, complementing its product suite of hosted voice and data products at a time ripe for renewal.

Seagate Delivers Industry’s First Enterprise-Ready Exos 16TB Hard Drive And Raises The Bar With IronWolf 16TB For NAS

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage solutions, today announced it has been actively shipping 16TB helium-based enterprise drives as part of the Exos® X16 family, delivering high performance and record capacity for hyperscale data centers to efficiently and cost-effectively manage ever-increasing amounts of data. The company also updated the IronWolf® and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive lines with new 16TB capacity models.

Guardian Australia joins IAB Australia Board

IAB Australia has announced the appointment of Guardian Australia to the IAB Board, effective immediately.  The company will be represented by Guardian Australia’s Director of Commercial Operations, Tereza Alexandratos and Managing Director, Dan Stinton. 

Online advertising Q1 2019 sees seasonal drop while year-on-year growth continues apace

Online advertising has continued to climb in Australia with revenues increasing 4.9% year on year to reach $2.2billion for the first quarter of 2019.  The data which was drawn from the IAB Australia Online Advertising Expenditure Report (OAER) published today by PwC, also showed that video, mobile and classified advertising were the stand out performers, increasing year on year by 15%, 26% and 7% respectively.

Barracuda Launches Advanced Bot Protection

Barracuda, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced the introduction of Advanced Bot Protection. Advanced Bot Protection uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help customers defend against the latest automated threats. It is available for both the Barracuda Web Application Firewall (WAF) and WAF-as-a-Service platforms.

Barracuda Named a Leader in Enterprise Email Security

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced that it has been named a Leader in “The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019.

MNF Enterprise signs first Australian customer to Cisco’s new cloud-based Webex Calling platform

MNF Enterprise, a specialist service provider for unified communications and collaboration solutions and part of the MNF Group, will be first to market with a customer live on Cisco Webex Calling cloud-based phone system. The service is offered under Cisco’s cloud subscription model, providing customers with an all-inclusive user license covering software, upgrades, and ongoing platform support.

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. 

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