Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Odoo opens local office in Varsity Lakes to support Australian SMEs

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Odoo is an all-in-one open source business software with a $3.2bn valuation. Odoo opened a new office branch in Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast and is looking to hire at least 20 local talent by the end of 2023. The goal is to expand Odoo's mission to help SMEs in their journey to digitalisation and provide them with tools to grow their business and simplify daily operations.

Samsung announces the expansion of its digital wallet to eight markets

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced Samsung Wallet will be available in eight new markets, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Samsung Wallet is a secure, goeverywhere app to organise and use daily essentials.

Swedish healthtech organisation Encare expands to Japan and Austria

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The Swedish healthtech company Encare is expanding to Japan and Austria - Encare's solution is now implemented in more than 25 countries. Far-reaching discussions with potential customers in additional countries are ongoing. During the autumn, the Swedish HealthTech company Encare expanded into two more new markets, Japan and Austria.

AWS launches the first Australian AWS Local Zones location in Perth 

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced the launch of the first AWS Local Zones location in Australia, in Perth. AWS Local Zones are a type of infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute, storage, database, and other services near large population, industry, and IT centers⁠—enabling customers to deploy applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end users or on-premises data centers.

AV1 opens new facility to house $1 million in equipment investment

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B Corp certified audio-visual production firm AV1, welcomes a new era with an investment of $1m in equipment upgrades and a move to a 1,287sqm premises at 64 Burrows Road, Sydney. The AV1 HQ sees AV1 investing in three key areas. Operations, Staff and Inventory. The facility has a dedicated space for rehearsal of live events, training capabilities, studios for content production and remote recordings, increased inventory storage for operational efficiencies, like pre-loading vehicles. AV1 has increased its inventory with the latest equipment including Barco vision switching systems, Sony cameras and advanced wireless communications systems, and the replenishment of digital audio equipment and lighting.

ICE Global Network announces new access centres in key APAC markets

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Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., a global provider of data, tech and market infrastructure, announced the expansion of the ICE Global Network in the APAC, with new access centers in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. This follows a significant investment in the region and brings ICE’s network and managed services offerings to parity with other global financial centers.

Northleaf opens Tokyo office, expands global presence in Asia Pacific region

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Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf), a private markets investment firm, announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan. It is the ninth location in Northleaf’s network and builds on the firm’s commitment to the APAC, complementing its presence in Australia. The office will be led by Jeff Pentland, a founding partner of Northleaf and member of its Investment Committee. Jeff has relocated from the Toronto office, where he worked while with the law firm of Hamada & Matsumoto (Mori Hamada & Matsumoto) earlier in his career.

Avanade launches Industry X in Perth to further capabilities in sustainability

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Avanade, the digital innovator across the Microsoft ecosystem, is set to drive digital transformation and growth across the resources industry with the establishment of its Avanade Data Hub (Industry X) in Perth, Western Australia. The hub aims to help the oil and gas, mining and asset-intensive firms improve its capabilities in sustainability and carbon management, new ways of working, operational and cost efficiency, health and safety.

Transphorm expands global footprint with GaN application lab in China

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Transphorm, Inc. —a pioneer in and a global supplier of high reliability, high performance gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products—announced it has opened a new office in Shenzhen, China. As a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE), the site will house staff responsible for enhancing local customer support, sales, and marketing efforts.

Napier breaks into Japanese market through partnership with GRCS Japan

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Napier, the financial crime compliance specialist, announced that its end-to-end financial crime risk management platform, Napier Continuum, is available to the Japanese market through a newly-minted partnership with Japanese firm GRCS. Established in 2005 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Growth Market, GRCS provides expertise and solutions in governance, risk management, compliance, and security to regulated Japanese firms.