An SA-based airborne research institute that tracks everything from dinosaur footprints to cattle flatulence has received a major research boost from a more than $1 million donation by the Hackett Foundation.
Airborne Research Australia (ARA) was born 30 years ago at Flinders University and has established itself as a unique, national and international research group for airborne research. This donation sees ARA move to an independent, not-for-profit company that will maintain strong links with university-based research and education. Members of the ARA Board of Directors have strong scientific backgrounds as active researchers and educators at Australian and overseas universities.
The support from the Hackett Foundation will assist ARA to invest in new scientific instrumentation and capabilities, as well as specialist staff to map the Earth in all of its aspects using a fleet of unique small aircraft to obtain new and important information about our living environment, including the atmosphere and coastal submerged features.
South Australian Microsoft specialist Calvert Technologies has concluded a strong year of growth with the appointment of Michael Partington to the role of Business Development Manager.
A former State Manager for Samsung in SA and the NT, Michael brings great experience of setting sales strategy and developing business models, systems and partner programs to drive sales.
Michael has recently worked as a Principal Consultant for Action Strategic Consulting Adelaide and as Business Development Manager for XPED Corporation and ElectroCAD Pty Ltd, Adelaide companies that are active in the Internet of Things and electronics automation spaces.
Calvert Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that provides high quality information technology support and consultancy services to businesses throughout Australia. The privately-owned company focuses on providing quality solutions that don’t “break the bank”, so that its clients enjoy real value and productivity with a low total cost of ownership.
Founder and managing director Dean Calvert, who regularly speaks at international Microsoft conferences, said Michael Partington would help the company grow in 2017. “We see the move from in-house systems to the cloud, and hybrid versions in between, as a great opportunity for us,” he said.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, has announced new hybrid cloud capabilities to speed and secure adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
Centrify’s solution, including its new Identity Broker, uniquely provides identity freedom, deployment freedom and the most comprehensive capabilities for securing privileged access to infrastructure and apps in a hybrid IT environment.
IaaS platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide an excellent layer of foundational security, but the shared responsibility model is clear: Businesses are still responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data in the cloud.
Organisations that store sensitive data in the cloud - 93 per cent according to a recent Forrester survey - need a consistent security model across on-premises and IaaS to reduce the risk of data breach.1 Yet Gartner predicts that 95 per cent of IaaS security failures will be the customer’s fault, with more than half of those attributed to inadequate management of identities, access and privileges.2
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King, who is in Australia this week, said leveraging built-in IaaS security was a great start, but not a complete solution. “Centrify is the only vendor that comprehensively addresses identity for SaaS, IaaS and on-premises with a single architecture,” he said.