Ixia delivers first 200/100/50GE speed test capability for the K400 400GE QSFP-DD test system

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, is first to ship a 400GE test system with multi-rate 200/100/50GE speed options for the K400 400GE QSFP-DD load module family. These multi-rate speed options allow network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to test products at speeds based on the new IEEE 802.3cd draft standard and IEEE 802.3bs standard using the 400GE QSFP-DD module at 200GE, 100GE, and 50GE speeds, from a single port.

The demand for bandwidth intensive data centre services such as 4K video and 5G mobile network services is pushing data centre and network operators to equipment with the smallest footprint, lowest power consumption, and fastest electrical interfaces. As a result, network equipment manufacturers are moving from technology based on 28Gb/s electrical lanes with non-return-to-zero (NRZ) encoding to faster 56Gb/s electrical lanes with PAM4 encoding.
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Brennan IT wins AusCERT 2018 security award for Member Organisation of the Year

Brennan IT LogoSydney, Australia – Brennan IT has been named the AusCERT 2018 Member Organisation of the Year in recognition that the company fixed the largest percentage of vulnerabilities or incidents reported by AusCERT through its member security incident notifications (MSINs).

Stephen Sim, CEO, Brennan IT, said, “This award wasn’t decided by a vote or a panel; it was based purely on performance and numbers.

“Combatting cyber risks is a key strategic business issue for organisations around the world. Like many other businesses, Brennan IT continues to search for ways to proactively improve cybersecurity across the organisation. This award recognises that the business has done that successfully and, although the work will never be done with regard to cybersecurity, it confirms Brennan IT’s ongoing proactive commitment to security.”

Brennan IT takes a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity recognising that attacks can come from a wide range of sources. It’s essential that individual security products and technologies work together to form a cohesive security fabric that covers the complete ICT environment – from the network and endpoint to the cloud and beyond. This is the only way to combat cyber-attacks and minimise the occurrence of a data breach.
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Konica Minolta appoints Tim Saleeba to the role of sales manager for production and industrial print in Victoria

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Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has appointed Tim Saleeba to the role of sales manager for production and industrial print in Victoria.

Tim is responsible for leading the sales team across the production and industrial print portfolios including its industry-leading digital production print systems for commercial printers, print franchises, service providers and government and corporates with print rooms.

Tim has 20 years’ experience within the print industry. Prior to this role, Tim was the general manager for Canon professional print. He has also held various other roles at Canon including general manager – production print group and general manager – direct sales.

Tim Saleeba said, “As an outsider I had been impressed by what I’d seen and heard about the culture and go-to-market strategies at Konica Minolta so when this role became available I knew it was right for me.

“The production and industrial print product portfolio will let Konica Minolta provide new opportunities to assist its customers to grow revenues and increase profits. I look forward to helping customers in commercial print understand how Konica Minolta’s digital print offering can help them thrive by addressing the balance between electronic mediums and traditional print.”
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Deloitte signed as the first Australian Certified Implementation Partner for SAP Concur

Concur LogoSydney, Australia – The very first Concur customer in Australia and New Zealand has recently become Concur’s first Certified Implementation Partner (CIP). The certification means Deloitte will configure SAP Concur solutions directly for its clients, along with continuing to provide existing client-side integration services including solution design, project governance, and change management.

While Deloitte has already been advising businesses on how to integrate SAP Concur into both large-scale SAP-based enterprise and mid-market programs this new agreement takes that alliance one step further.

Matthew Goss, managing director, ANZ, SAP Concur, said, “This milestone certification with Deloitte reflects the increasing demand in the Australian and New Zealand marketplace for smarter and more scalable travel, expense, and invoice management solutions delivered as-a-service. As businesses have explored digital transformation, the value of these solutions has become crystal clear: companies are saving money through reduced expenses and streamlined processes. SAP Concur’s relationship with Deloitte is incredibly strong and this expanded alliance will let new customers gain similar benefits by using SAP Concur.”
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Teradata grows international footprint, adds new features to IntelliCloud, its as-a-service offering for analytics at scale

Teradata LogoSYDNEY –  May 29, 2018 Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading cloud-based data and analytics company, announced that Teradata IntelliCloud, its as-a-service offering for analytics at scale, is now being offered with flexible deployment options in Australia. The IntelliCloud service enhancements give customers using the platform increased flexibility and greater control over their enterprise analytics. Together, these updates offer customers around the globe the ability to re-focus in-house resources on business value and actionable insights, rather than on infrastructure, ensuring they receive full value from their analytic investments.

“Teradata is committed to providing its customers the fastest path to secure, scalable analytics in the cloud. In today’s data-fueled world, there is tremendous pressure to move quickly to subscription-based consumption, and enterprises with limited time and talent are struggling to acquire insights from their exploding data sources, volumes and types,” said Peter Mikkelsen, Executive Vice President International at Teradata. “We launched IntelliCloud to meet this need because no other company could create an as-a-service offering that delivers the speed, security and flexibility required for today’s massive and sophisticated enterprise analytic workloads.
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Ixia, a Keysight Business, enables VMware NSX partners to accelerate testing and reduce certification time from months to weeks

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, has collaborated with VMware to develop a solution that accelerates partner certification of network products to interoperate with the VMware NSX network virtualisation platform.

The solution uses Ixia’s IxNetwork to enable network equipment manufacturer (NEM) partners to self-certify their products with VMware NSX in a range of network topologies, helping them save significant costs while improving time-to-market.

VMware NSX delivers a completely new operational model for networking that forms the foundation of the Software-Defined Data Centre. The NSX platform supports any IP-based underlay hardware, and the VMware NSX Technology Partner Program provides support and certification for the integration of partners’ hardware switching and routing solutions with NSX. Ixia and VMware have worked together to develop and incorporate the required testing capabilities in the IxNetwork solution to facilitate the certification process for NEMs. Enterprises can then validate their network performance with the solution as well.
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Gaining buy-in for PR

As a marketing professional, you may be convinced your organisation needs help from a specialist PR agency. But how do you convince senior managers, who may not fully understand the role of PR and how it can help the business?

If you need to convince senior managers then you need to put your argument in terms they understand. That means building a strong business case that demonstrates the savings or gains a PR program will deliver.

There are four broad areas where PR can deliver a measurable benefit to your business:

1. Expertise

As a marketing professional, you possess any number of unique skills. However, only a PR professional has the specialist knowledge and expertise to work with the media to get a result that will move the needle. Working with a PR agency will increase your chances of getting favourable coverage. Not only that, but the right PR agency will also help you avoid spending money on communication initiatives that are less likely to yield a strong result. This can both save you money and ensure you’re making the most of your available budget.
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Keysight Technologies releases 2017 annual corporate social responsibility report

Details a set of key impact goals that tangibly demonstrate Keysight’s commitment to help build a better planet

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has released its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report detailing the company’s environmental, social, and governance initiatives worldwide.

“Recent trends indicate CSR is becoming increasingly critical to business success,” said Hamish Gray, senior vice president for Keysight. “This report provides details of our efforts while exemplifying our commitment to global communities in which we operate.”

In addition, Keysight has announced a set of key impact goals that tangibly demonstrate how the company helps to build a better planet. These goals support Keysight’s CSR vision, strategy and program by providing a set of measures that are a win for Keysight shareholders, customers, employees, the communities in which we live and work, and the planet.
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Konica Minolta provides Australian manufacturers with first look at revolutionary technology at National Manufacturing Week

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Sydney, Australia– Konica Minolta is offering manufacturers a first look at revolutionary technology that will propel them into the future at National Manufacturing Week, from May 9-12 in Sydney.

Marc Brandon, 3D and Robotics Marketing Manager, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta is showcasing a new wave of technologies for Australian manufacturers that will accelerate operations and reshape businesses. These technologies – spanning additive manufacturing, material sciences, software, and robotics – are advancing and intersecting at such a rapid rate that they are for the first time, a reality for industry-leading organisations.”

Konica Minolta is partnering with 3D SYSTEMS to make 3D production a reality for the Australian manufacturing industry, with the new Figure 4™ system. This new, high-speed digital moulding system will redefine manufacturing by accelerating production, automating manufacturing processes and producing flexible and scalable production, through a new processing technology known as Digital Light Printing (DLP).
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Ixia, a Keysight Business, and ReversingLabs deliver expanded threat coverage

New BreakingPoint daily ATI updates enable organisations to validate security posture with the latest, relevant threat vectors

Sydney, Australia – Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, and ReversingLabs, a leading provider of threat intelligence solutions, have joined forces to deliver daily updates to the Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) coverage in BreakingPoint. Organisations can now validate their security posture with 20 times more relevant active threat vectors to minimise attack exposure and maximise attack readiness.

The security threat landscape reached new heights in 2017. Over the past year, new threats emerged in the form of cryptocurrency miners and the rapid spread of new malware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya according to Symantec’s 2018 Security Threat Report. McAfee Labs reported that the rates of new malware samples reached 4 per second in Q3 2017.
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