Konica Minolta partners with Western Sydney University to build digital manufacturing capabilities

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has announced a partnership with Western Sydney University (WSU) to build digital manufacturing capabilities for WSU research staff and students, and the Western Sydney community.

Many manufacturers are looking at digital manufacturing as a way to remain competitive and meet changing customer expectations; 3D printing is an important part of the process.

Konica Minolta will support WSU’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics as it explores the possibilities of cutting-edge digital manufacturing capabilities with the commissioning of the 3D SYSTEMS ProX 300 DMP Metal Printer.

3D metal printing opens up new and significant opportunities to not only explore faster, more reliable, precise metal manufacturing, previously impossible, for engineers, researchers and businesses, but also the ability transform their business operations and reach new markets.

The ProX DMP 300 is a high-performance, high-quality metal 3D printed part manufacturing system, offering reduced waste, greater speeds for production, short set up times, very dense metal parts, and the ability to produce complex assemblies as a single part.
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Konica Minolta reveals efficient production digital colour models: the Accurio PRESS C6100/C6085 print systems

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – With the launch of the Accurio Press C6100 series, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia introduces two new presses for the mid to high-volume production print market. These print systems have been developed to deliver reliable efficient operation, while producing consistent image and colour quality, which is demanded by print professionals.

As a successor of the flagship bizhub PRESS C1100_C1085 series, the brand-new Accurio Press C6100 series combines the high-quality and performance of the previousmodels with additional capabilities, all designed to increase customer print and profitability.

Intelligent Quality Optimiser (IQ-501)

In addition to these two new models, Konica Minolta is introducing the new IQ-501, which embodies a fully-automated, closed-loop quality management system that results in superior colour consistency and accurate front-to-back registration. This new combination yields a comprehensive, automated process management system that delivers the precise colour and image quality print customers demand, yet with one-touch ease-of-use yields higher productivity and can assist in dramatically reducing set up time and labour costs.
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Deloitte becomes leading Concur partner

Concur LogoSydney, Australia – As businesses and finance teams across Australia become more digitally savvy, and desire more flexible digital finance solutions, Deloitte has signed a strategic alliance with Concur®, an SAP® company, and announced that the team from Nesoi Solutions, Australia’s most experienced Concur services business, will join the professional services firm.

Concur is a leader in travel, expense and invoice management, providing cloud-based, SaaS scalable solutions to take companies of all sizes and stages beyond automation to a completely connected spend management solution encompassing travel, expense, invoice, compliance and risk.

“Employees and management are often on different pages when it comes to the traditional processes used to manage travel, expenses and accounts payable,” said Deloitte Advisory Partner, Greg Haskins.

“Digital disruption means businesses are moving faster and they don’t want to be slowed down by inefficient processes. When it comes to spend management, organisations are hungry for a tool that will speed up claiming and reimbursement processes while also making it simpler to manage spending and enforce policies.
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YSoft SafeQ managed workflows now support HP Records Manager

Sydney, Australia – Y Soft Corporation, a leading enterprise office solution provider, today announced that YSoft SafeQ Managed Workflows can now connect seamlessly with HP Records Manager 8.x, a records management system.

YSoft SafeQ Managed Workflows enable organisations to create pre-defined automated workflows for secure, swift delivery of scans to authorised locations. Automated scan workflows make scanning easy for the user and consistent and secure for an organisation while increasing productivity over that of paper-based processes.

In YSoft SafeQ Workflow Solutions Platform, IT administrators can define workflows to automatically deliver scans or batches of scans to authorised locations such as cloud-based repositories, ECS (electronic content systems) or DMS (document management systems) or line of business applications. HP Records Manager 8.x joins a growing library of destination connectors that enable direct, secure delivery of scans made on a multifunction device through the YSoft SafeQ system.
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Ixia Launches New LTE Test Solution for Cellular IoT

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New IxLoad-Wireless to be showcased at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Sydney, Australia – Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, announced IxLoad-Wireless, a high-performance Long Term Evolution (LTE) test solution for cellular IoT enhanced Machine-Type Communication(eMTC) and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technologies. These technologies are new 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)-defined and will help manage the density expected with IoT and lay the foundation for 5G.

Cellular IoT provides wireless communications for devices and applications that need low-power and wide-range communication connectivity, and have infrequent data transmission. A low volume of such devices would have a minimal impact on today’s LTE networks. However, according to Ericsson’s Internet of Things Forecast, 70 percent of wide-area IoT devices will use cellular technology in 2022, and the number of cellular IoT devices will surpass mobile phones in 2018.
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Konica Minolta announces the return of the National Specialised Print Awards

Konica Minolta LogoSydney, Australia – Konica Minolta has announced that entries are now open for its 2017 National Specialised Print Awards. The awards recognise customers that achieve excellence in print with the help of a Konica Minolta digital press system.

Entries will be judged by a panel of experts in November 2017. All Konica Minolta customers with a Konica Minolta digital press are invited to submit their very best work in the below categories:

  • Digital Flat sheet Colour Output
  • Digital Finished Output
  • Digital Print with Embellishment
  • Digital Print on Label Media.

Anthony Lewis, general manager – Specialised Print, Konica Minolta, said, “Konica Minolta started the National Specialised Print Awards to give customers a point of differentiation in the market to help them win more business in an increasingly competitive environment. We received an extraordinary selection of entries in the 2016 inaugural year and we are looking forward to seeing how entrants push the boundaries with a Konica Minolta digital press this year.”
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Ixia announces new active SSL to bolster network security and visibility

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Enables organisations to see inside traffic encrypted with an ephemeral key

Sydney, Australia — Ixia, a leading provider of network test, visibility, and security solutions, announced the addition of its Active SSL™ technology to its SecureStack™ feature set, a key component of the company’s Security and Visibility Intelligence Framework. Active SSL enables organisations to see inside traffic encrypted with ephemeral key to ensure the security of their networks.

According to Gartner, “in 2016, industry reports estimate that encrypted traffic — HTTPS — represents 30% to 40% of enterprise web traffic, growing steadily compared to 2015. Already, Gartner clients frequently face web traffic of which more than 50% is encrypted, with peaks at more than 70% in financial and legal sectors… Through 2019, more than 80% of enterprises’ web traffic will be encrypted.”[1] Securing a network requires comprehensive visibility into all traffic, which necessitates the ability to decrypt traffic that uses ephemeral key encryption mandated by the new TLS1.3 standard.
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Brennan IT celebrates 20 years of excellence in the Australian mid-market

Brennan IT LogoFrom humble beginnings in a loft in Balmain to number one managed services provider in Australia


Sydney, Australia – Leading managed services provider, Brennan IT, is celebrating 20 years of excellence in providing IT services and solutions to the mid-market. From humble beginnings in a loft in Balmain, the company has grown to be the number one managed services provider in Australia, ranked 8 years in a row[1].

Brennan IT was founded in 1997 and, as it celebrates 20 years in the industry, the company has grown to a team of 400+ employees, servicing more than 1,000 customers across various industries. Brennan IT has always been at the forefront of change in the IT channel, transforming into a managed services provider that delivers a range of capabilities in cloud computing, networking, unified communications, security, and digital disruption.

Dave Stevens, founder and non-executive chair, Brennan IT, said, “Brennan IT was built to service the Australian mid-market. At the time we started the company, medium-sized businesses were really underserviced in IT, it was difficult for them to access high quality technology, knowledge and services. We identified a gap in the market, to provide enterprise grade solutions at affordable rates.
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Airbnb and Concur expand partnership to provide Airbnb listings within Concur Travel

Concur LogoExpanding partnership to deliver more content to corporate travel management companies

Sydney, Australia – Concur®, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, has announced the availability to view and book Airbnb listings embedded within Concur Travel.

Embedded listings allow travellers to search for Airbnb listings directly on the search results page of the Concur online booking tool. The tighter integration will deliver greater flexibility for businesses to offer alternative lodging choices to business travellers within their existing travel management program and policy framework while delivering the ease of use customers have come to rely on from Concur, with itineraries and e-receipts being automatically fed back to Concur to simplify expense reports. Concur is now the only online business travel booking tool with Airbnb listings.

Airbnb usage continues to show strong growth over time, with the number of business travellers expensing Airbnb accommodations increasing by 33% year-over-year in Q2 2017.  In fact, employees from more than 250,000 companies in over 230 countries and territories use Airbnb for work. Concur Travel connects users seamlessly, while allowing organisations to maintain control over spend and compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
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CenturyLink becomes authorised premium supplier for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud in Asia Pacific

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CenturyLink’s operations in Singapore and India now ready to provide the latest SAP® cloud services to help local businesses accelerate their digital transformation journeys

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced it has signed an agreement with SAP to offer premium supplier services for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud in Asia Pacific. These services, delivered through data centers located in Singapore and India, can help organisations across the region accelerate their digital transformation journeys by combining the real-time computing power of the SAP HANA platform with CenturyLink’s global network infrastructure and in-house expertise in SAP® solutions.

Through this agreement, CenturyLink’s infrastructure and services capabilities help expand the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud offering. SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a private, secure cloud fully managed by SAP and supported by global partners, and is often used by companies that run mission-critical applications in the cloud.

The launch builds on CenturyLink’s global premium supplier partnership agreement with SAP, and successful SAP project implementations for clients in Asia Pacific. CenturyLink has deep SAP technology expertise which includes designing, implementing and managing a full spectrum of SAP solutions.
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