RiskIQ Partners With DataComm360 To Accelerate Adoption Of External Threat Management Platform in MENA

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09

London —June 28, 2016 — RiskIQ, the leader in External Threat Management, today announced that it has selected DataComm360 to be their distributor in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) market.

DataComm360 enables system integrators and service providers to offer cloud-based Cyber Security Managed Services to SMEs, large enterprises, telecom operators and governments in the MENA region. DataComm360 and its reseller network are focused on introducing new and innovative technologies to their clients to help them address the challenges posed by ever changing cyber threats. RiskIQ’s solution offerings complement the current DataComm360 portfolio by helping clients extend their security program outside the firewall.

The Middle East experienced the fastest growth in internet users of all regions in 2015[1] and Enterprises in the MENA region continue to invest in digital channels to engage with this expanding audience. As a result they are constantly growing their digital footprint; be it on the web, through the development of mobile applications or through social media. This has significantly increased their digital attack surface and therefore their exposure to cyber threats. In addition to defending their own digital assets, they also have to deal with the growing problem of cyber impersonation, whether it be domain infringement, web and mobile phishing or executive and brand impersonation on social media. RiskIQ Digital Footprint and External Threats solutions help organisations tackle both problems.

“Demand for Cyber Security services is clearly on the rise in this part of the world,” said Naji Chakhtoura, COO at DataComm360 Inc. “While there are a lot of competing technologies in the market, RiskIQ plays in a blue ocean on its own, addressing the challenges of Cyber Security in the growing digital world. We are excited about our partnership with RiskIQ and the value we are bringing to our reseller network and through them, to customers in the MENA region.”

"There has never been a more pressing time for organisations to focus on External Threats, as much as they do on perimeter security,” said Trevor Crompton, RiskIQ’s EMEA Channel Director. “Bringing visibility and management to the external attack surface is core to RiskIQ's solution and we are delighted to be able to extend this to organisations across the Middle East and North Africa, working with Datacomm360. I am very pleased to able to harness Datacomm360's seasoned expertise and knowledge of this diverse market - and excited about what we can achieve together."

[1]http://wearesocial.com/uk/special-reports/digital-in-2016

About RiskIQ
RiskIQ is a cybersecurity company that helps organizations discover and protect their external facing known, unknown and 3rd party web, mobile and social digital assets. The company’s External Threat Management platform combines a worldwide proxy network with synthetic clients that emulate users to monitor, detect and take down malicious and copycat apps, drive by malware and malvertisements. RiskIQ is being used by leading financial institutions and other companies to protect their web assets and users from external security threats and fraud. It is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by growth equity firms Summit Partners and Battery Ventures.

To learn more about RiskIQ, visit www.riskiq.com.

About DataComm360
DataComm360 has been in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) markets for more than two decades. It enables system integrators and service providers to offer Cloud-based Cyber Security Managed Services. DataComm360 is managed by a cross-functional leadership team comprising expertise in innovation, technology and operations. They have built solid relationships with Telecom Operators, Media, Governments and Enterprises operating across various industries.

For more information, visit www.datacomm360.com.

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ASPIDER-NGI acquires technology from eServGlobal

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16

Boston and the Netherlands, June 2016: ASPIDER-NGI, a leading provider of MVNE, IoT, content and connectivity management solutions, today announced the acquisition of technology from eServGlobal for content delivery, messaging and notification integration. ASPIDER-NGI has used Mailis, MSP and Flexicontent under licence from eServGlobal for many years. The acquisition of these products by ASPIDER-NGI as eServGlobal moves away from this area of activity is in the interest of both parties.

The acquisition of Mailis, MSP and Flexicontent from eServGlobal contributes to ASPIDER-NGI’s business in three main functional areas:

  • Flexicontent: Content delivery solutions to extend integration across legacy, web and data services;
  • MSP: Messaging functions to support SMSC, SMPP, USSD, Voicemail and RCS services;
  • Mailis: Notification technology for presence, reachability, alerts and threshold triggers.

Tony Craven, CIO of ASPIDER-NGI commented “We have worked with eServGlobal for many years now and we are pleased to have acquired these components. This allows us more flexibility in the integration of these functions, not only for our existing MNO clients, but also for our newer Enterprise clients deploying Private Mobile Networks, eSIM and IoT initiatives”.

About ASPIDER-NGI: ASPIDER-NGI is an operator-independent company, allowing you to build, connect and control your own mobile solutions. We build, support and operate innovative MVNO and IoT platforms. We provide the network and expertise you require, and deliver with the flexibility and agility MNO’s do not provide but your company needs to enable you to disrupt your market. ASPIDER-NGI delivers and supports voice, data, SMS, multi-IMSI and eSIM products to enable billions of connections for IoT, MVNO and Corporate Mobile solutions. Hundreds of clients have been launched around the world, from traditional M2M and MVNO projects, to OTT and IoT OEM solutions for operators and Corporates. For more information, visit www.aspider-ngi.com.

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Brits turn to social media to understand EU referendum suggests new research

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15

26% of people used social networks to share and receive info about the EU vote, and 6% said it helped them switch sides

One in four Brits (26%) used social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to share and receive information about the EU referendum in the run up to polling day according to a national survey. And 6% of the 1000 people questioned said the information they found through social media played a role in helping them change their minds about which side would get their vote.

24% of the whole sample also said social media helped give them a better understanding of the issues connected with the referendum according to the UK survey of 1000 adults by technology PR agency, CloudNine PR.

While 6% admitted the information they found via social media played a role in helping them decide to switch sides, a bigger number - 24% - said it served to reinforce their decision about the way they had already planned to cast their vote. 20% admitted all the information they found on social media just confused them more.

“Research suggests that half of all web users use social media to find news each week, with increasing numbers saying it’s their main news source,” said Uday Radia, director at CloudNine PR. “And our survey highlights how people are taking things to the next level by actively exchanging and discussing news and articles they find on social media. It’s a powerful way of debating issues such as the referendum and getting people engaged.

“With the two sides in the referendum so closely placed right to up to polling day, who knows - perhaps social media might have made that little bit of difference in deciding the outcome,” he added.

Despite the rise of social media, the survey found that 35% of people still prefer to use email to share information on issues such as the referendum, believing email to be more private.

6% of those were asked said they prefer to share information on messaging apps such as WhatsApp and SnapChat again because of greater perceived privacy.

“The findings about messaging apps back up the suggestion that there’s a trend in which some people, especially younger people, are now turning away from the traditional social networks in favour of these apps – seemingly because they offer more control and privacy over their day to day communications,” Radia said.

CloudNine PR commissioned an online Usurv survey of 1000 adults in the UK which was conducted on 22nd and 23rd June, 2016

CloudNine PR is a PR agency that works for technology clients, increasingly in areas such as digital marketing and advertising technology.

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EURO 2016 Mobile Apps May Pose More Risks to Companies Beyond Employee Distraction

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13

UEFA European Championship apps may violate Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies

Maidenhead, U.K. – June 21, 2016 – With EURO 2016 in full swing, football fans around the world are watching 24 teams play 51 games now through July 10. And millions of those fans are leveraging popular mobile apps to stream content and stay up to date – apps that could pose security risks to enterprises. According to a new report, “Will Companies be Shown a Yellow Card during EURO 2016?”, if used on employer-issued or employee-owned BYOD devices, many of these popular apps could violate corporate risk policies.

“CIOs are likely unaware that many popular EURO 2016 apps used by millions of employees all across Europe are able to access very sensitive device functions and data – such as ad networks, location services & tracking, telephony, in-app purchasing, social networking and microphones – to name just a few,” said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software. “Enterprises do a great job monitoring the various enterprise apps running on their networks and mitigating risks – however most do not extend their Application Readiness best practices to their mobile apps – an oversight which could invite unacceptable risk into the organisation.”

The report found that of the almost 50 popular Apple iOS EURO 2016 apps tested[1]:

  • 73 percent, including BTSport, Football365, Foot Mercato, FranceFootball, lequipe, LIVE Score, Onefootball, SkyGo and SO FOOT, support Ad Networks.
  • 69 percent, including BTSport, Football365, Foot Mercato, FranceFootball, lequipe, Onefootball, SkyGo and SO FOOT, support Location Services & Tracking.
  • 67 percent, including BTSport, Football365, Foot Mercato, lequipe, LIVE Score, Onefootball, SkyGo and SO FOOT, support Telephony.
  • 57 percent, including BTSport, Football365, Foot Mercato, FranceFootball, lequipe, Onefootball and SO FOOT, support In-app Purchasing.
  • 57 percent, including BTSport, Football365, Foot Mercato, FranceFootball, lequipe, LIVE Score, Onefootball and SO FOOT, support Social Networking.
  • 4 percent, including bet365Wrapper and lequipe, support accessing the Microphone.

“CIOs need to understand that the behaviours of the mobile apps their employees are using may interact with their corporate systems and data – because not all mobile app developers are trustworthy,” added Polte. “This requires a centralised, automated, repeatable Application Readiness process to identify and test those apps to determine what they do, and whether they comply with or violate the organisation’s BYOD policies.”

To compile the report, Flexera Software identified almost 50 widely used EURO 2016 applications, representing a small sampling of those that can be found in the Apple App Store and that could easily be downloaded by employees to a corporate-issued or BYOD device. These apps were tested using AdminStudio Mobile, an Application Readiness solution that helps organisations identify, manage, track and report on mobile apps, simplify mobile application management, reduce mobile app risk, and address the rapidly growing demand for mobile apps in the enterprise.

[1] The apps tested were: 888sport, AppPublishing, bet365Wrapper, Betfair, Betfred, betscores, BetVictor, Betway Sports, BTSport, bwinSportsbookCOM, Coral Mobile, direct, EM, EM2016, ESPN UK, Euro2016 – Prod, EurosportPlayer, FF.fr, FFF_2016_iOS, Foot Mercato, Football365, Forza, FranceFootball, Interwetten, Ladbrokes, lequipe, LFoTVApp, LIVE Score, M6VideoBox, Mobile, Mobile Bet, My Bet Apps, myCANAL, MyLequipe, MyTF1, Onefootball, Paddy Power, RAN, ScoreCentre, SkyBet, SkyGo, SO FOOT, Sport, Sport1, Sportschau, Stan James, Team Stream, Tipico Sports and William Hill.

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MDS Launches New Services for Retail VNOs

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11

Real-time offerings to breathe new life into troubled market and maximise revenue opportunities

Warrington, UK | 9 June 2016: MDS has today announced the launch of three new services for retail Virtual Network Operators (VNOs) looking to expand their mobile networks and bring better product offerings to their subscribers. Strategy and product management, customer engagement and analytics, insight and assurance have all been added to MDS’ product portfolio to assist retailers in evolving their mobile offering.

MDS recognises the challenges that retailers are facing. The opportunities for a traditional pre-pay virtual network operator are declining because the traditional VNO is a highly restrictive offering, with little room to design flexible services, and topping up is a constant reminder of the cost of ‘pay to play’.

Consumers are also becoming more sophisticated in what they want from their mobile offering and the ‘one size fits all’ approach is no longer working. The prepay market has contracted by 6% per year (CAGR) over the last five years, which is more than 8 million consumers leaving prepay in an overall mobile market that continues to grow.

Erick O’Connor, Managing Partner of telecoms consultancy Piran Partners, explained, “Retailers have three fundamental challenges to address in order for their mobile offers to be successful. Firstly, they need to be relevant to their shoppers. A simple price lead offer on prepay no longer has appeal in the context of a shrinking prepay market. Secondly, they need to integrate their offering into the weekly shopping relationship that they have with their customers, driving both categories and increasing brand engagement. And thirdly, they need to change their view of mobile as a product line to be sold in store and instead seek to use it to build challenger propositions that drive their whole business.”

By outsourcing to MDS, retailers benefit from much more than just reduced cloud IT costs. MDS can help retailers to build a branded digital service which supports their business, by contributing to the product development roadmap (fixed broadband, IPTV or even home security etc.) to reduce time-to-market and improve revenues, leaving retailers free to concentrate on their core business by handling complexities like legacy service migrations.

“The retail-branded mobile network is not just another product,” commented Gary Bunney, MDS’ CEO. “We see a tremendous opportunity for European retailers to leverage their brand and improve shopper loyalty to create better revenues. MDS has developed the insight and experience in the European mobile marketplace and can provide today’s retail brands with strategies to take them beyond declining pre-pay services to providing enriched retail experiences by expanding the mobile proposition.”

Included in MDS’ new suite of services for retail VNOs is strategy and product management. By assessing products for their commercial viability and mapping them to a retailer’s business strategy and the needs of its market and sectors, it identifies market segments and product propositions that meet the needs of the business and its customers.

MDS’ customer engagement solution provides commercial insight by analysing the mobile opportunity based on existing market segments. It tests and optimises pricing strategies, designs attractive services, applies mobile analytics to the existing customer lifecycle and makes the most of every customer interaction - all in real-time. It also tracks competitor services and can conduct ‘what if’ analyses to see what impact changes in service parameters will have on the business.

Finally, real-time analytics help retailers know their customers both in store, and outside it. From CRM, segmenting customers by activity, refining product lines and analysing churn; to marketing and loyalty campaigns with push marketing activity based on live data and in-store relationship use cases or bringing customers back to store; to operations, assurance and fraud detection, revenue optimisation and assurance.

“We believe that retail VNOs currently have a great opportunity to evolve their offering from basic mobile to a highly profitable suite of digital services,” Bunney added. “Through these new services, MDS can help retailers ensure their mobile offering is responsive to the market but always optimised for profitability and customer satisfaction.”

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About MDS
MDS is a leading provider of convergent real-time charging, billing and customer management solutions, enabling digital service providers to monetise and bill any product and service rapidly and accurately. Its managed service solutions support customers and deliver a low total cost of ownership, with a one view platform that enhances the customer experience.

Headquartered in the UK, MDS managed service solutions support customers across the UK and Europe, including ACN, BT Business Mobile, eir, Carphone Warehouse, TalkTalk Business and Telefónica UK.

For more information, visit www.mdscem.com.

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More Than Half of European Mobile Subscribers Could Abandon Their Mobile Operator to Get Unlimited Video Data-plans

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10

Survey reveals that mobile operators need to devise innovative data service plans to avoid churn

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – June 08 2016Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced significant results from a population-weighted survey of over 2,000 European mobile subscribers. Key findings reveal that more than half of subscribers (57.3%) across the UK, France and Germany would consider switching mobile operators in order to get unlimited video.

Since last year’s launch of T-Mobile USA’s Binge On unlimited video service, mobile operators worldwide have closely followed the program’s success. While industry experts have speculated on the viability of similar data plans in other regions, Openwave Mobility launched an extensive survey of subscribers across the three most populous European Union countries to find out.

Unsurprisingly, the groups most interested in video services are Millennials and Generation X, with two out of three respondents age 16 through 44 indicating they would consider abandoning their mobile operator in favor of a competitor offering unlimited video. And they are prepared to put their money where their mouth is — European millennials are willing to pay an average €9 extra per month to binge on “all-you-can-eat” video.

Most at risk of losing subscribers are mobile operators in Germany where more than 70 percent of respondents across all age groups and cities stated they would consider switching to a competitor offering a Binge On video pricing-model.

And the implications even go beyond video. Respondents indicated they were keen to also consider zero-rated, browsing, roaming, music streaming, social media and gaming services.

“Operators can go one better than Binge On and use optimization technology to offer other ‘unlimited’ data services,” said John Giere, president and CEO, Openwave Mobility. “There are fears of revenue loss but this study and our work with mobile operators shows that zero-rating the right plan and the right service increases both uptake and overall revenues –T-Mobile USA has demonstrated that. Smart mobile operators can go one better and utilize QoE based video optimization to reduce video stalling’ matched with innovative data plans to attract subscribers.”

These views are supported by industry analysts. “With intelligent video optimization, any mobile operator can match the Binge On option. An operator can reduce the bandwidth needed to deliver Over the Top (OTT) content while preserving good video quality and performance on mobile.” said Sue Rudd, Director, Service Provider Analysis at Strategy Analytics. “Our User Experience service (UX) reported in March showed that T-Mobile data traffic declined for Binge On users by between 10%-12% driven by optimization while the operator saw robust growth in both net-additions and ARPU.”

What do subscribers in Europe actually want to watch on mobile? In terms of preferred Over the Top video services the clear winner was YouTube, favored by 75 percent of survey respondents overall. Netflix and Amazon Video placed second and third in the rankings, followed by regional services. This indicates the importance of being able to optimize mobile networks that carry encrypted video content and advertising.

To help operators evaluate a Binge On type plan for their networks, Openwave Mobility offers a data-monetization calculator. Visit landing.owmobility.com/bingeonbetter/.

About the survey
The survey was conducted by independent research agency Censuswide who interviewed 2011 people in the UK, France and Germany.

About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility empowers mobile operators to manage and monetize encrypted traffic. Based on the industry’s most scalable NFV platform, our solutions alleviate RAN congestion, create new revenue opportunities and unify subscriber data. The company provides solutions for mobile data optimization, targeted promotions and subscriber data management.

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365squared launches 365messenger service to market

Tue, 31 May 2016 09

365squared’s latest managed service, 365messenger, to harness the power of application-to-person (A2P) messaging

Malta, 31 May 2016: 365squared, a premier managed services provider to the mobile network operator (MNO) community, today announced the launch of its latest managed service, 365messenger. 365messenger is a cloud-based enterprise messaging platform that requires no additional resources since it is fully managed. The proven technology is reliable, scalable and currently processing over 900 billion SMS annually.

The service provides rich analytics which enables channel partners to get insight into an enterprise’s needs and requests and tracks the delivery receipts from the mobile network. 365messenger requires no additional investment in equipment or software, to allow for faster time to market. The technology is flexible, scalable and can support multiple interfaces and VPN. 365messenger can also be deployed as a standalone infrastructure should the requirements arise.

365messenger compliments and enhances the existing services provided by 365squared; 365managed and 365secure. Key features of 365messenger include; an online portal of enterprises and channel partners; a carrier grade routing engine; a detailed address book for enterprise clients, detailed reporting and billing and a dedicated campaign manager. 24/7 support, geo-fencing and quality assurance is also included as part of the 365messenger service.

“365messenger was the obvious choice to extend and enhance the already strong portfolio of international managed services we offer,” commented Tonio Ellul, Chief Executive Officer, 365squared. “With the incorporation of this new product, our commitment to MNOs, to help them secure the maximum revenue opportunity from A2P SMS services, is met and exceeded. We are very excited to launch 365messenger to the market.”

The launch of 365messenger will see 365squared handle both local and international A2P SMS messaging in new emerging A2P SMS markets including Cambodia and Uganda. 365squared recently opened new offices in these regions in response to the increasing demand for A2P SMS managed services.

For more information about 365messenger, please visit: http://www.365squared.com/services/365messenger/.

ENDS

About 365squared
365squared is an international managed services provider to the mobile network operator community. Working with mobile network operators (MNOs) across the globe, and with a presence in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, 365squared’s commitment is to eliminate loss of revenue from international SMS termination, generate new revenue by monetising application-to-person (A2P) SMS traffic, and to protect customers from spam and fraudulent SMS. 365squared offers a complete end-to-end managed service ensuring its client, MNOs, secure the maximum revenue opportunity and the best customer experience. For more information, visit the website.

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Cloudhouse Technologies and Cloud DC Partner to Take Apps to the Cloud

Tue, 24 May 2016 15

Partnership offers immediate ‘lift and shift’ of any Windows-based applications to the cloud for faster customer on-boarding

London, UK – Cloud application virtualization provider, Cloudhouse Technologies and cloud workspace provider, Cloud DC, today announced a partnership to on-board applications to the Cloud DC workspace. Both companies are committed to delivering apps, anytime, anywhere and on any device. By partnering, Cloud DC will use Cloudhouse’s Applications Anywhere solution to deliver business critical applications, regardless of device, operating system, or even where data is stored, on its virtual hosted Workspace platform.

Steve Robinson, CEO at Cloud DC said, “We are focused on empowering companies to take advantage of cloud services delivering the apps users want instead of full desktop deployments. Our customers just want apps made available to their users. However, often the biggest challenge in getting customers to this model is taking legacy or browser based apps to the cloud. With Cloudhouse, we can now get our customers to the cloud with their business critical apps regardless of any dependencies.”

Mat Clothier, Founder and CTO at Cloudhouse said, “Many of the business critical apps in use today have been built on legacy systems and have dependencies on outdated operating systems or browsers. Cloudhouse Applications Anywhere allows Cloud DC to take any classic Windows bespoke, browser based or desktop application to the Cloud DC Workspace platform. Our technology will enable Cloud DC customers to benefit from cloud services faster.”

Closely aligned with Microsoft and Citrix, the partnership will help customers overcome any challenges getting legacy apps to the cloud and enhances the cloud based delivery and management of applications in a way that enables Cloud DC to streamline application management in XenApp servers and/or images. Cloud DC delivers apps to their customers using full Citrix Reference Architecture on AWS, with Azure backup.

Cloud DC now can package apps once and reuse everywhere across a customer’s Workspace deployment, enabling them to take their entire office IT environment anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

About Cloud DC
Cloud DC is a born in the cloud company, with its flagship Cloud DC Workspace platform. Originally based in Australia, Cloud DC has expanded headquarter operations and sales offices to Austin, London and San Diego. The mission of Cloud DC is to be premier global cloud service provider of choice to business, delivering a cloud based Workspace platform through Distribution and Reseller channels.

Learn more at www.clouddcinc.com

About Cloudhouse
Cloudhouse Technologies Limited is reinventing application deployment and management. Our technology transports any classic Windows bespoke, browser based or desktop application to the latest operating platforms and/or the Cloud. It’s a frictionless approach, with no re-coding of existing software. Release your applications and securely and safely deploy. Anywhere. On any device.

Cloudhouse make it happen www.cloudhouse.com.

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Cloud DC
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Mace Group Selects Inoapps As Global Implementation Partner For Oracle Cloud Applications

Tue, 24 May 2016 10

International consultancy and construction company, Mace has chosen Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud including Oracle Procurement Cloud and Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud, and Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud applications. The fully integrated solution will be implemented globally across 30 countries by Inoapps (www.inoapps.com), a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

Headquartered in the UK, Mace offers integrated services across the full property and infrastructure life cycle across the globe, with experts in programme and project management, construction delivery, cost consultancy and facilities management.

Commenting on the news, Dennis Hone, Group Finance Director at Mace said, “We pride ourselves on an agile culture that puts our clients first and ensures the highest levels of quality in all that we do. We have chosen Oracle’s cloud applications as they represent modern best-practice. It also allows us to utilise multiple integrated applications consistently across the globe. We are confident that this new solution will deliver a number of key benefits and drive commercial efficiency and we look forward to working closely with our chosen implementation partner Inoapps as they roll out the applications across all our offices.”

Inoapps CEO, Andy Bird, welcomed Mr. Hone’s comments adding, “Mace has built its excellent reputation by offering a full range of high quality expertise, coupled with an unwavering dedication to its customers and finding a better way. Organisations around the world are increasingly turning to Oracle’s Cloud Applications for the most complete breadth and depth of functionality needed to scale and support their growth. Oracle’s tightly integrated cloud applications will support Mace in maintaining these standards globally and we are delighted that they have chosen Inoapps as their sole international implementation partner. We look forward to working closely with them on the roll out.”

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About Mace:
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company employing over 4,600 people, across five continents with a turnover of £1.49bn. Mace’s business is programme and project management, cost consultancy, construction delivery and facilities management and is truly multi-disciplinary with services spanning the entire property and infrastructure lifecycle.

Mace has three strategic sectors serving clients in the private, public and infrastructure sectors and five strategic hubs in Europe, Middle East & North Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific and Sub-Sahara Africa that service over 70 countries. For more information visit: www.macegroup.com

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About Inoapps
Headquartered in the City of London, Inoapps is a global company with operations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

A leading Oracle Platinum Partner and Oracle Applications, Technology & Hardware specialist, Inoapps delivers the complete Oracle application-to-disk enterprise IT environment through the provision of consulting, and implementation together with hosting and managed services. The company has clients across a broad range of industry sectors including energy, engineering, construction, travel, financial services and manufacturing as well as local and central government.

Inoapps is proud to be recognized by Oracle as 2016 Specialized Partner of the Year – UKI in SaaS

For further information please contact:
David Hart, Marketing Manager, Inoapps. david.hart@inoapps.com +44 7807 810159
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CyberLaw Expert Clíona Kimber, Announces New Venture - Legal Guidelines for Employers and Employees Dealing with CyberLaw Issues

Tue, 24 May 2016 08

Dublin, Ireland - May 24, 2016 - Drawing on her many years’ experience as a litigator specialising in employment and equality law, Cliona Kimber is now looking at how the digital age is bringing challenges to the workplace and highlighting the challenging task that traditional laws have in keeping up with the new digital advances. Ms Kimber, Barrister at Law, discusses these topics in her new book entitled “Cyber Law and Employment” co-authored with Pauline Walley and published with Thomson Reuters.

“A recent survey by Fry’s Solicitors shows that 78% of employees are using social media while at work, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. When you add blogs, self publishing tools, tweets and the myriad ways to make information public, and to express opinions on line, we are dealing with a pressure cooker of issues in the workplace” said Cliona Kimber, Barrister. “The greater challenge of our age is that laws are trailing behind trying to keep pace with these new digital and self-publication tools. Help is needed to give employers and employees the tools to navigate these changes for successful workplace relationships.”

The top five problems that employers and employees are dealing with in the workplace which Ms Kimber has encountered in her legal practice are:

  • Using social media while at work - Social media can help build brand awareness and increase customers but where does corporate promotion stop and employee’s ownership of their own creative output begin? - Should employers ban social media use or encourage it?
  • Issuing guidelines for employee postings - Preventing inappropriate use of social media and other online expressions of opinion means curbing bullying, defamatory online comments that could disparage a corporate brand. While expressing personal opinions about a company and colleagues took place before the digital revolution, with social media these opinions are now placed in a public forum.
  • Stealing intellectual property (IP) - Workplace secrets and practices or customer lists can be downloaded and with the click of a mouse employees can walk out the door with this IP in the new digital age. How can organizations protect against this? Do friends and family customers belong to the employee or the organisation?
  • Controlling an employee's personal time and private behaviour - Can or should an employer control employee behavior outside of work? Would personal inappropriate behavior reflect badly on the company if it is now available for all to see online? In what circumstances can the organisation censor an employee’s personal blog?
  • Employee background - Social media and online profiles have profound challenges for employment equality protections. Employers can now find out online about a potential workers’ race and religious beliefs, clothing, age, sex and disability and much more. How will policy makers and equality rights advocates now ensure neutral hiring?

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About Cliona Kimber
Ms Kimber’s aims in Cyberlaw and Employment, and other publications, is to provide authoritative guidance on applicable law and legal policy for lawyers, employers, employees and anyone working in the HR arena. She is deeply knowledgeable about how the modern workplace is impacted by the seismic changes of the digital age as well as how workplace relationships, hiring, disciplining and the process of dismissing workers have changed utterly by social media and the Internet. Ms. Kimber is a renowned motivational and inspirational speaker on the topic of workplace issues working with leaders and employees, helping to solve legal disputes and educate enterprises about business and the law. She is available to talk on the topic of cyber law.

Cliona Kimber spent 15 years as a specialist barrister and litigator in employment and equality law. She published a number of books including Sex Equality Law (2000), Employment Equality Law (2014) and Disability Discrimination Law (1993). Prior to this, Ms. Kimber was editor of the Irish Employment Law Journal for 10 years and of the Employment Law Reports. She is also on the Committee of the Employment Bar Association of Ireland. She was a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at University of Aberdeen for a number of years prior to commencing legal practice in Ireland. She lectures to students and professionals on an ongoing basis and has lectured at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Kings Inns Dublin, and Law Society of Ireland. She has presented at expert legal and professional conferences worldwide, including the University of Maryland, USA, University of London and University of Lyon, France. She has published extensively on employment and cyberlaw.

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Aoife Kimber
KimberPR
akimber@kimberpr.com
+1 650 773 7288

Source: RealWire