Rhipe to resell IBM Cloud services
Rhipe (ASX:RHP), has landed a new contract to resell IBM Cloud infrastructure from SoftLayer. As a result, it will be reselling IBM Cloud services through its partner network across seven countries in the Asia Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. Through the SoftLayer infrastructure, IBM Cloud provides a range of bare metal and virtual Cloud servers, networking and storage services. “Our ecosystem is growing across South East Asia, and this agreement helps our partners deliver services through the Cloud,” Rhipe CSO, Chris Sharp, said. “This will help our partners extend their services on a cost-effective, pay-as-you-use basis and will also protect our partner’s investment in software services. It will enable our existing vendor partners to have another platform for delivery of their services.”
A10 Networks selected by Fujitsu Asia
A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN), a technology leader in application networking, has announced that Fujitsu Asia, a leading ICT-based business solutions provider, is using the A10 Thunder ADC solution to standardise its cloud-based load-balancing service, lower space and hardware costs, and advance network operator capabilities. The A10 Thunder ADC application delivery controller not only offered Fujitsu Asia scalability for its growing IT infrastructure and cloud-networking services, but also supported the company in consolidating its networking resource, reducing appliance sprawl and cost-effectively streamlining management. Plus, the extensibility of the A10 Harmony architecture ensures consistent policies and maximum flexibility. “When we considered resources for developing an environment in which we could deliver one-stop service to customers, we realised that providing standardised load-balancing services and automation with RESTful API control was key,” said Keisuke Katsuda, Network Services Business Unit, Integration Services Business, Fujitsu Limited. “A10 Networks delivered the ability to host hundreds of virtual load-balancing instances on a single appliance while lowering space and hardware costs. We are very pleased with the service provided and benefits gained.” The A10 Thunder ADC enables customer applications to be highly available, accelerated and secure. This solution not only provides a broad range of form factors and expansive system support resources, but it also ensures that high-performance functions are available from implementation without the need for additional licences. This is made possible by A10’s “All Inclusive Licensing” pricing model, which eliminates the need to purchase additional licences as customer applications expand, and provides more flexibility and the ability to meet their solution requirements now and in the future.
Anteo Diagnostics to acquire DIAsource ImmunoAssays SA
Anteo Diagnostics (ASX: ADO)will acquire DIAsource ImmunoAssays, SA ( DIAsource ), an established global specialty diagnostics company based in Belgium. DIAsource is a vertically-integrated specialty diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes clinical diagnostics products in the fields of endocrinology, especially bone metabolism, fertility, cardiovascular and oncology. DIAsource is a truly international company that services customers in 75 countries worldwide; and sells products both directly and through a global network of 90 main distributors and 40 OEM partners. The Company generated revenue of EUR 11.9m ( A$18.0m ) in 2014 and EUR 7.2m ( A$10.9m ) in the first half of 2015. This represents revenue growth of 25% with an average EBITDA margin of 20.6% this year. DIAsource recently achieved its fifth consecutive revenue growth quarter and fifth consecutive best quarter ever in the company’s history, thanks to growth in its Vitamin D portfolio and its established line of specialty RIA and ELISA assays, two different forms of immunoassays. DIAsource has a highly flexible supply chain with a fully IVD certified production facility to manufacture its complete catalogue of antibodies, ELISA and RIA assays. The Company’s headquarters, comprising 4,500 square meters located in Louvain-La-Neuve near Brussels , combines offices and laboratories with a fully integrated manufacturing and storage facility.
Gym and Fitness chooses NetSuite OneWorld
Gym and Fitness has deployed NetSuite OneWorld to manage its core retail and wholesale distribution business operations. The company replaced MYOB with a single instance of NetSuite OneWorld to manage critical back-end business processes, including financial consolidation, order management, CRM, warranties and spare parts management across multiple subsidiaries, as well as point-of-sale (POS) in its retail stores. NetSuite OneWorld is now used by Gym & Fitness’ head office and warehouse in Queensland, as well as eight subsidiaries across the country, including Australian Fitness Supplies (wholesale distribution and export business), Gym and Fitness Online and six Gym and Fitness retail stores. NetSuite OneWorld also provides multi-currency (AUD and USD) functionality, which supports Gym and Fitness’ growing export business through its extensive network of distributors in 11 countries. Since switching to NetSuite in 2012, the company has significantly expanded its operations, resulting in a 100 percent revenue increase. As Gym and Fitness continued to grow its business in Australia and expand its focus on export sales to other countries, MYOB could no longer support its requirements, particularly the need for multiple concurrent users and locations for inventory and multi-currency trading, with real-time business intelligence and reporting. The company evaluated Xero, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) and SAP, before choosing NetSuite OneWorld for its ease of customisation, multi-subsidiary management capability and its flexibility to meet the company’s future global needs. “We had one retail store and 26 users when we provisioned NetSuite to manage the operational side of our business three years ago and we have grown to six retail stores and 93 users,” said Dave Barnes, managing director of Gym and Fitness. “It would have been very difficult to get to where we are today and achieve the success that we’ve experienced without NetSuite. Our vision is to grow and become Australia’s largest specialty retailer and NetSuite can give us the scalability and flexibility to achieve that goal.”
RACT Insurance goes live with SSP Pure Insurance solution
RACT Insurance, the insurance subsidiary of the Royal Automobile Club Tasmania, has gone live with the SSP Pure Insurance offering and e5 Workflow solution after a 19 months implementation phase. RACT, Tasmania’s main motoring organisation, offers a wide range of motoring services, insurance, tourism and travel products, with its insurance subsidiary providing its members with home, contents and vehicle insurance options. SSP Pure Insurance is an easily implemented, flexible end-to-end core insurance system solution, providing all of the key components needed to manage an insurance operation including policy administration, product development, claims management, finance, reinsurance and co-insurance as well as inbuilt document management, task management and business analytics. RACT Insurance, the insurance subsidiary of the Royal Automobile Club Tasmania, has gone live with the SSP Pure Insurance offering and e5 Workflow solution after a 19 months implementation phase. RACT, Tasmania’s main motoring organisation, offers a wide range of motoring services, insurance, tourism and travel products, with its insurance subsidiary providing its members with home, contents and vehicle insurance options. SSP Pure Insurance is an easily implemented, flexible end-to-end core insurance system solution, providing all of the key components needed to manage an insurance operation including policy administration, product development, claims management, finance, reinsurance and co-insurance as well as inbuilt document management, task management and business analytics.
Devonport City Council achieves 100% Compliance with CAMMS
Devonport City Council has created a spirited and performance oriented employee culture through CAMMS’ Personnel Evaluation System (PES). Realising that its employee evaluation process was limited and ineffective, Council decided to implement a solution that could transform its system to enhance communication and cultivate a high performance culture. CAMMS PES was chosen as the ideal solution as it maintains a uniform appraisal methodology and ensures employees are aligned with organisational strategy. The functionality enables consistent performance reviews, flexible assessment templates and on demand reporting and analytics. Jacci McDougal, HR Coordinator Devonport City Council says, “We didn’t have a methodology that could apply to all users, but PES gives us the consistent approach we require. Employees also get to assess themselves on how they feel they are performing which is a big plus for us.”
DeMartini Fletcher Selects Yardi Voyager 7S
Australian property investor DeMartini Fletcher ended its quest for a “single source of the truth” by selecting Yardi Voyager® 7S as its new property management and accounting platform. Yardi Voyager is a mobile-enabled, tablet-compatible Software as a Service platform. DeMartini Fletcher adopted additional solutions that combine with Yardi Voyager to form a full business solution for its property management and development lifecycle, including COMMERCIALCafé™, which will offer the company’s tenants the convenience of online access to statements, maintenance requests, and other services from their desktops or mobile devices; Yardi PAYscan™, which will allow DeMartini Fletcher to scan invoices into electronic transactions and automate the approval workflow through vendor payment; Yardi Advanced Budgeting & Forecasting™, an automated solution that delivers accurate budget projections for revenue and expenses using tenant lease data drawn from Yardi Voyager; and Yardi Maintenance Mobile™, which allows technicians in the field to create, update, and close work orders from a mobile device, with results automatically updated in Yardi Voyager.