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From the seas of New Zealand an important discovery on the relationship between clayey materials and earthquakes

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 5 Maggio 2021

The clayey materials of the faults present in the subduction areas, that is, where a tectonic plate slides under another plate, retain a “water buffer” inside them. This means that they favor earthquakes potentially capable of causing tsunamis. This is the result of the study “Fluid pressurization and earthquake propagation in the Hikurangi subduction zone” conducted thanks to the collaboration between the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, the Universities of Pisa and Padua, and the University College London, on some samples from the Hikurangi area in New Zealand. The work was published in Nature Communications. “In subduction zones”, explains Stefano Aretusini, researcher at INGV and first author of the study, “the seismic sliding that occurs at shallow crustal depths can lead to the generation of tsunamis and earthquakes. Due to the experimental difficulties in deforming the materials present in these areas, the physical processes that reduce the resistance of the thrust to which the fault is subjected are poorly understood. Analyzing in the laboratory the behavior of the samples taken in the Hikurangi subduction zone”, continues the researcher, “we discovered that the clays present tend to have a low resistance to seismic movement due to the pressurized water they retain inside”.To study the behavior of these clays coming from the fault, the researchers conducted experiments on the samples collected during the international drilling mission “Integrated Ocean Drilling Program 375” carried out in 2018 off the North Island of New Zealand, attended by Professor Francesca Meneghini of the University of Pisa, second author of the published work.In detail the samples of the rocks present inside the fault have been pulverized. The powders have been tested in the High Pressure and High Temperature (HP-HT) Laboratory of the INGV through a sophisticated apparatus, SHIVA (Slow to High Velocity Apparatus), funded by the European Research Council on a project by Giulio Di Toro, from University of Padua and co-author of this study, and reproduces the “engine” of earthquakes (the fault) allowing to observe what happens to the interior of the earth’s crust, with the deformations that the rock undergoes under high pressures.Inside SHIVA, the powders have been analyzed using a new method to retain the water inside them while they are deformed at the typical speeds of earthquakes”. Through the control tests conducted on a material whose characteristics are known, a Carrara marble powder, the researchers came to the conclusion that these clays favor the seismic slip of the fault precisely because of their ability to retain water, a characteristic that makes them ‘weak’.

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Australia and New Zealand Data Protection as a Service Markets, 2018 & 2019-2027

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 novembre 2019

The Australia and New Zealand data protection as a service market accounted for US$ 159.2 Mn in 2018 and is expected to reach US$ 2244.8 Mn by 2027, thereby registering an attractive CAGR growth rate of 34.3% from 2019 to 2027.Factors such as stringent data protection regulations for information security and increasing need for data backups and archives are propelling the growth of data protection as a service market. However, High incurrence of costs of data protection service is hindering the data protection as a service market growth to a certain extent. Globally, organizations are investing in advanced technologies and solutions to upgrade businesses. They are driven by the factors which include growing new data streams, increase the need for storage, flexible IT consumption models, rising cyber security threats & compliance, among others. With the exponential data growth in the organization and deployment of advanced technology, there is a requirement of the data backup systems.Also, for every data record or object created in the organization, it needs a backup system for operational data loss prevention, archiving for long term retention to ensure regulatory compliance, disaster recovery, and remote applications for business continuity. Therefore, in the organization, there is a continuous requirement for the data backups and archives, as the data loss can lead to revenue loss, lawsuits, privacy violations, and other setbacks. The implementation of data protection as a service would support organizations for data backup and archives, and it offers a unified approach to data protection and fast recovery & agile restoration.
Convergence is one of the key aspects that has developed the DPaaS industry. It comprises the software-defined storage, networking services, hardware abstraction, central orchestration, as well as, geographically distributed architecture that deliver the IT infrastructure, and make it effective and agile. Further, for data backup and archive, data protection as a service can scale data integrity as well as retention of data for long periods, and this is important for the current organization for the protection of data. This is highly influencing the growth of data protection as a service market.

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New Zealand’s Largest News Site Partners with Brightcove to Launch ‘Play Stuff’

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 settembre 2019

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, today announced that Stuff, New Zealand’s largest news publisher, has selected Brightcove to power Stuff’s new online video streaming streaming service Play Stuff, in conjunction with video app partner Accedo. The Play Stuff video streaming service is built on Brightcove’s OTT Flow, powered by Accedo, as part of Brightcove’s OTT experience portfolio. The service enables Kiwis to watch local and international video content across news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle programming from the likes of Reuters, Press Association, Tech Crunch, VICE, Red Bull, Bravo New Zealand, NZ On Screen and more. Stuff decided to move into the online video market to expand its audience and increase market share beyond the traditional news publisher model, while boosting new advertising streams and solidifying its position as the leading media destination in New Zealand.“Play Stuff fills a gap in New Zealand for curated news and entertainment content in a brand safe environment,” said Paddy Buckley, Head of Video Products and Strategy, Stuff Limited. ”There has been enormous growth in demand for online video over the past few years, particularly short-form, and working with best-of-breed partners like Brightcove and Accedo has allowed us to deliver on this growing interest quickly and easily.” Together, Brightcove and Accedo provided a holistic solution to support Play Stuff, with Brightcove technology acting as the backbone and Accedo providing the UX-optimised front-end. This includes providing a consistent UX on multiple platforms across desktop, mobile web, iOS, Android and with more device coverage coming soon.

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Info-Tech Research Group Announces Exceptional Start to Member Acquisition in Australia and New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 19 settembre 2019

Info-Tech Research Group, which launched operations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) in early 2019 with a new office opening in Sydney, has announced an exceptional start, with the launch of multiple client engagements and new member acquisitions in the region.Already serving more than 100 members in ANZ, Info-Tech Research Group is further solidifying its regional focus with a strong local presence, designed to cater to a mix of medium-sized and large enterprises. Some of Info-Tech Research Group’s ANZ members include Flight Centre Travel Group, Inchcape, Ports of Auckland and Toyota.Info-Tech Research Group is a fast-growing information technology research and advisory company, serving more than 30,000 IT professionals all over the world. With the launch of operations in ANZ, Info-Tech Research Group is now able to provide incisive insights that will help CIOs and IT leaders in ANZ to drive measurable results in the areas of IT strategy, data analytics, and network and communication infrastructure.In particular, Info-Tech Research Group’s unique offerings such as IT Workshops have proven successful in the ANZ region. The Workshops are an innovative approach to IT consulting, designed to help solve pressing IT problems and complete key initiatives over the course of just five working days. Workshops help organizations work through critical project deliverables using Info-Tech Research Group’s research analysts and experts. This learning-based approach has appealed to the inherently pragmatic, problem-solving approach adopted widely by many CIOs across the ANZ region.

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HRS Completes Merger with The Lido Group in Australia/New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 settembre 2019

HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions technology provider in business travel, announced a merger with The Lido Group, a prominent provider of automated hotel and hospitality technology in Australia and New Zealand. The merged entity, which will take the HRS name, offers global and regional corporations an unmatched combination of proven services, cost-saving automation, and on-the-ground expertise. Today’s announcement is the culmination of a successful partnership that started with a minority investment in 2016. The Lido Group has a proud history in Australia and New Zealand. Launched in 1987, Lido is a respected leader in facilitating hotel agreements and bookings between corporations, government agencies, and more than 8,500 hotels in its network. Lido’s automated payment solutions, working in conjunction with all major card providers, typically drive process savings of 70 percent for clients.
HRS and Lido share a commitment to leveraging seamless payment to boost hotel program performance. This merger will help drive enhanced results for Lido and HRS clients – from hotel negotiations to booking to payment – at a time when lodging costs in Australia are projected to increase. HRS works with more than a third of the world’s top 100 brands on their hotel programs.“This merger is good news for a marketplace that is increasingly aggressive in implementing automation and technology that minimizes hotel costs while maximizing business traveler satisfaction,” said Ana Pedersen, Managing Director of HRS Australia/New Zealand. “What makes this stand out is the unsurpassed combination of leading technology – like HRS’ proprietary ‘Recommendation Engine’ and Hotel Rate Filtering Solution – with the expertise of our 60+ staff located in Australia.” “Our payment solutions have long been recognized for the efficiency and savings they’ve provided to clients in our region,” said Steve Mackenzie, CEO of The Lido Group. “HRS is investing considerably in its worldwide payment platforms, giving this merger immense benefits for corporate programs.”

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Exclusive distribution agreement for chemotherapy products Etopophos® and Vepesid® in Australia and New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 settembre 2019

CHEPLAPHARM acquired the global rights to the products from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in August 2018. CHEPLAPHARM has global capabilities in manufacturing and distribution and will continue to supply and provide access to these medicines for patients. Clinigen has been appointed by CHEPLAPHARM to distribute Etopophos® and Vepesid® via the Group’s extensive infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand as part of CHEPLAPHARM’S network of exclusive cooperation partners.Etopophos® and Vepesid® are etoposide products, a drug which is included on the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines and is considered an essential medicine for priority diseases. Etopophos® and Vepesid® are currently approved for the treatment of:Small Cell Lung Cancer – in combination with other approved chemotherapeutic agents as first-line treatment in patients with small cell lung cancer Hodgkin’s Disease Malignant (non-Hodgkin’s) lymphomas, especially of the histiocytic variety Acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia Testicular tumours in combination regimens for the treatment of refractory testicular tumours Etopophos® is also indicated as part of first-line combination regimens for the treatment of testicular tumours.

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Delivery Biz Pro Adds Another International Partner with New Zealand’s Ooooby

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 aprile 2019

Global farm-to-table SaaS company Delivery Biz Pro (DBP), which provides software to facilitate delivery between farms and providers of fresh produce to homes and businesses, is pleased to announce its partnership with Ooooby, a digital farmers market headquartered in New Zealand.Ooooby specializes in delivery of local organic food from small-scale farmers and will utilize the latest technology from DBP to help put sustainable farming at the heart of the food system in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. The partnership is the latest in a series of international relationships DBP has developed recently, underscoring its flexibility to help companies in every corner of the globe.“We’ve been deeply impressed by the fantastic improvements DBP has brought to our customer experience as well as the operational efficiencies the software brings,” said Pete Russell, Founder and CEO of Ooooby. “Our customers have been raving about the new shopping interface and we saw an instant increase in average transaction values by over 10%. The DBP team has been an absolute delight to work with and we’re very excited about applying more of the powerful features that DBP offers!”Through the integration of DBP’s technology, Ooooby plans to scale its operations into other regions, reduce costs, create more efficiencies, and make use of several new produce box-building methodologies.Ooooby launched its first prototype hub in the fall of 2010 in Auckland, from a converted shipping container with 50 customers. Today, Ooooby operates in several regions including, Christchurch, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia, and Fresno, California – delivering over 345,000 boxes of produce to more than 17,000 homes.Ooooby Ltd is a for-profit company with over 150 shareholders including staff, suppliers, customers, and professional investors.

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New Zealand’s The University of Auckland ICT Graduate School Announces New Curriculum Based on MicroStrategy Software

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 30 Maggio 2018

MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, announced that New Zealand’s leading academic institution, The University of Auckland’s ICT Graduate School, will offer new curriculum in data analytics and business intelligence based on MicroStrategy software. Designed to help students prepare for careers in the data-driven economy, two new courses will be offered by Auckland ICT Graduate School through The Centre of Excellence in Data Analytics and Business Intelligence, a shared facility with MicroStrategy that provides best practices, research, support and training for topics in business intelligence and data analytics. Each course will teach students the necessary skills to conduct advanced data analytics, such as statistical analysis and data visualisation, using the MicroStrategy 10™ platform. The new courses will deliver necessary, practical and industry-relevant training to students at the University and the wider business community in order to address the data skills shortage. The short courses for the business community will be available from June 2018 starting at 895 NZD (plus goods and services tax). The courses are designed to help graduates become well-positioned to enter New Zealand’s workforce and help businesses succeed.“We are delighted to provide our faculty with access to the market’s leading enterprise analytics platform that leading organizations, including many on the Fortune 1000, use on a daily basis to drive business growth,” said Professor Gill Dobbie, Director of Auckland ICT Graduate School. “Our goal is to prepare our students to lead data conversations that are taking place in every corner of an enterprise. Introducing the MicroStrategy platform to our coursework will unleash critical thinking skills in our students that will make their learning experience richer, prepare them to be data fluent in any career, and help them stand out as data savvy in a competitive workforce.”“MicroStrategy believes that an investment in knowledge pays the highest dividends, so we’re proud to provide our software to The University of Auckland ICT Graduate School,” said Michael J. Saylor, CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. “Today’s university students need exceptionally strong analytical and technology skills to be successful in the data-driven economy. Giving students access to our modern analytics platform helps them understand how data-driven decisions fuel prosperity and innovation in the real world.”

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How New Zealand could bring down the Australian government

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 21 agosto 2017

diplomatic fracasA STRANGE political scandal in Australia turned serious on August 14th when the deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce (pictured), discovered—much to his surprise—that he was also a citizen of New Zealand. Section 44 of Australia’s constitution prevents anyone with dual citizenship from sitting in Parliament. So far such discoveries have led two Australian Greens to resign from the Senate and an MP of the Liberal Party to step down from his cabinet role as industry minister. But the discovery of Mr Joyce’s apparent ineligibility has given the matter greater urgency—the loss of a single seat would cause the coalition government of the Liberal and National parties to lose its majority. Events have escalated quickly, with one Australian minister accusing New Zealand of meddling in its politics.
Mr Joyce is one of Australia’s most high-profile and experienced politicians. The leader of the right-wing National Party, he spent eight years in the Senate and has sat in the House of Representatives since his party returned to power in 2013. He is also minister for agriculture. But Mr Joyce’s father was born in New Zealand. The child of a citizen of New Zealand automatically becomes one by descent. In parliament, Mr Joyce emphasised his maternal Australian roots and the fact that he had never sought foreign citizenship. But he could do little other than to refer the matter to the High Court, which will hear the case on August 24th. Unlike the Green senators, he has refused to resign. That the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, asked Mr Joyce to continue in his duties is directly related to the government’s fragile grip on power. If Mr Joyce were to be found ineligible to sit, a by-election would be arranged for his rural seat of New England, north of Sydney. Until then, the government would have to seek support from opposition parties and independents to approve legislation. Worse still, the by-election could turn into a de facto referendum on the government’s performance. This poses risks for an administration that has consistently trailed behind the opposition Labor Party in opinion polls.
The Australian government is also unhappy about the manner in which Mr Joyce’s roots were disclosed. The chief-of-staff of an Labor senator spoke to an MP in the New Zealand Labour Party, Chris Hipkins, about Australian legislators who may be New Zealand citizens. Mr Hipkins raised the issue in his country’s Parliament. Questions from journalists then resulted in the Kiwi interior minister explaining Mr Joyce’s new-found status. Smelling a conspiracy, the Australian foreign minister, Julie Bishop, said that she would find it “very difficult” to work with a party that sought to “undermine the Australian government”. In addition to the strength of Ms Bishop’s language, the fact that she made such a statement during an election campaign in New Zealand has heightened sensitivities further. The leader of New Zealand Labour, Jacinda Ardern, described Ms Bishop’s comments as “highly regrettable”. It is clear the debate still has some distance to run. The Australian government has called into question the citizenship of seven Labor MPs. (Indeed, a constitutional law expert interviewed on Australia’s national broadcaster this week said she had discovered while researching that subject that she too was a Kiwi. This does not disqualify her from her position at Sydney Law School.) One solution to the political drama might be an amendment to the constitution itself. When Section 44 was written, in 1891, New Zealand was not considered a foreign power, as both Australia and New Zealand came under the dominion of the British monarch. This changed only in 1986 when Australia stepped out entirely from British rule. This might be the moment for the constitution to move with the times, too. (Photo: diplomatic fracas) (by The Economist)

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Rapid Sales Growth Spurs New Auckland Office For Global ERP Software Firm

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 febbraio 2015

THE Woodlands-TX, TX, Global Shop Solutions, a global leader in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software industry, announces the opening of its new office in Auckland, New Zealand. Although part of Global Shop Solutions’ overall Asian Pacific operations, which includes offices in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, the Auckland office will focus exclusively on providing sales, technical and customer support for New Zealand customers.
“Sales in New Zealand have doubled in each of the past two years,” says Dusty Alexander, CEO of Global Shop Solutions. “In order to keep up with this growth and provide the personal touch that our other Asian Pacific customers expect and value from us, we decided to open an office in Auckland office to serve the local market.”Veteran Global Shop Solutions employee William William has been selected to oversee the office. A native of Pekanbaru, Indonesia, William has more than 10 years’ experience working with companies to implement ERP software, and has held engineering and management positions in several U.S. and Asian manufacturing companies. He also manages the Global Shop Solutions Singapore, Indonesia and Australian offices.“Our software is designed by manufacturing people for manufacturing people,” adds Alexander. “William’s cross-cultural background and extensive experience with manufacturing ERP implementations make him ideally suited to leading our Asian Pacific operations.”
Global Shop Solutions, the only provider of One-System ERP Solutions™ designed to streamline operations, has helped thousands of discrete manufacturers increase sales, improve quality and on-time delivery, and lower costs. Global Shop Solutions is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, with offices in major cities throughout the United States, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand, serving customers in a variety of industries throughout the world. Global Shop Solutions’ unique combination of manufacturing knowledge, software expertise and commitment to customer service has produced more successful implementations than any of its competitors in the industry. For manufacturing companies that want to provide better and faster service to their customers, gain more control over their business and accelerate growth and profitability, Global Shop

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