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Afini — Introducing Asia’s Luxury Destination Club

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-Creating tailored luxury travel experiences for discerning members

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Afini is pleased to introduce a new definition of luxury travel through the launch of Asia’s only luxury destination club.  Based on the proven success of similar models in America, Afini is a members-only club that provides Asia’s affluent travellers with privileges, including access to a diverse portfolio of multi-million dollar private residences located in top resorts; partnerships with iconic hotel brands in major metropolitan markets; exclusive access to premier events; and customized benefits available for use at any time. Afini’s greatest value is created through its service, as members receive a dedicated, highly trained Lifestyle Consultant who personalize every component of a trip before departure, and an on-site concierge who ensures each detail is perfectly executed, allowing members to travel stress-free and create unforgettable experiences with family and friends  all at an exceptional value.

Afini Phuket Residence
Afini Phuket Residence

 

To enjoy Afini, members pay a one-time initiation, an annual renewal fee and then discounted nightly rates, with no limits on days traveled. To commemorate its launch, Afini is offering a limited number of founder memberships at a reduced initiation fee.

Exquisite Residences at Exceptional Value

Afini’s curated residences are situated in prime beach, mountain and city destinations.  Ideal for families and groups, Afini residences are beautifully appointed, have multiple bedrooms with plenty of space for everyone, along with luxurious amenities such as private pools, a proprietary package of operating supplies designed to ensure a consistent experience and exclusive access to nearby resorts or clubs.  For occasions when larger villa accommodations are not required, or to give members access to remote destinations, Afini has secured exclusive partnerships with iconic hotels, ensuring that our members have access to a wide range of the best properties and locations.  As Afini controls and manages its residence collection exclusively, only members can book these properties at nightly rates averaging 15% – 45% below market rates.

Solid Leadership and Financial Backing

Afini boasts a leadership core that is unrivalled in the travel industry and traces its evolution to the established and successful luxury destination clubs concept in America.

CEO John Blanco has acquired a passion and solid understanding of the luxury hotel business over the past 20 years.  Having mainly worked with Ritz-Carlton Hotels during his career, Blanco most recently oversaw operational performance of seven luxury hospitality assets in the Indochina Land portfolio.

COO Martin Pucher brings with him over 20 years of experience leading highly successful teams that repeatedly demonstrate strong results and value creation.  Most recently as Founder and COO at Inspirato, he led Operations and Technology, for the world’s fastest growing and largest luxury destination club.

CFO Ben Rule is an established finance and real estate professional with a background in the luxury destination club and investment banking industries.  As a key member of the startup team, he brings more than 12 years of experience at Exclusive Resorts and Inspirato to oversee Finance, Strategy and Property at Afini.

Afini completed an initial funding round, and is backed by a diverse group of investors located globally.  This investor group brings unmatched insight and relationships across the hospitality, real estate, travel and investment industries, providing Afini with extensive resources to support its growth across Asia.

About Afini

Headquartered in Singapore, Afini promises a better way to travel.  Derived from the word “affinity”, Afini is a luxury destination club that strives to create experiences for loved ones to share, to strengthen the connections between family and friends and to create lasting memories.  With a portfolio of exclusive luxury residences and iconic hotel partners around the world, Afini crafts bespoke holidays for members, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.  Dedicated lifestyle consultants and destination concierges guarantee a meticulously planned and perfectly executed journey with luxurious accommodations, impeccable service and five-star amenities. By offering top-tier services at exceptional value, Afini will become the premier provider of customized hospitality for savvy and sophisticated Asian travellers. www.afini.com

Media Contact:

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Linda Petrie (Hong Kong)
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Tania Joslin (Singapore)
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December 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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New Manufacturing Hub in Japan Complements UK Production Operation and Expands Capacity for Famed Raspberry Pi Microcomputer

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-Production of the Raspberry Pi extends to Japan to expand global capacity

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation that its latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi 3 credit-card-sized single-board computer will be manufactured in Japan under a local contract manufacturing arrangement. This increase in global production of Raspberry Pi is to serve large and increasing demand for the popular platform in the Asia Pacific region.

The expansion of manufacturing into Japan will see the Raspberry Pi phenomenon continue to grow globally
The expansion of manufacturing into Japan will see the Raspberry Pi phenomenon continue to grow globally

 

“Existing models of the Raspberry Pi will continue to be manufactured in South Wales, UK, with the dual manufacturing locations in place to cater for future demand growth globally,” commented William Chong, Head of Product, Supplier, Inventory and Pricing Management, Asia Pacific, RS Components. “Asia Pacific is a significant growth market for Raspberry Pi, and this new Made in Japan element means that we are now geared up for this growth.” All versions of the Raspberry Pi will be available to order at sg.rs-online.com.

Driven by the powerful on-board 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, the first “Made in Japan” model will be the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, which has significantly upgraded processing capabilities and delivers 10x faster performance than the original Raspberry Pi.

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest iteration of the Raspberry Pi series, which has been a huge success since its introduction in 2012, with engineers and hobbyists alike. The 10 millionth Raspberry Pi was fanfared and celebrated in September, demonstrating that an immensely versatile but low-cost computing platform has extraordinarily wide appeal and can provide a solution for a host of applications in education, industry, hobby electronics projects, and the Maker movement. In fact, the range of applications seems unlimited.

Lindsley Ruth, Group Chief Executive at Electrocomponents, commented, “We are privileged to be a part of the phenomenal achievement that is Raspberry Pi. It has been a huge hit in many industrial applications as well as in the education sector. RS is a key link in the supply chain of this remarkable success story, and that will continue to be the case as added production is implemented in Japan.”

“At RS we are confident that this expansion of manufacturing into Japan will see the Raspberry Pi phenomenon continue to grow globally. As ‘computing everywhere’ increasingly becomes the ‘new norm’ there will undoubtedly be increased growth opportunities in industry, education, and the growing Maker movement. As we see the proliferation of smart home, smart factory, smart grid and smart city applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be a huge growth driver for Raspberry Pi,” continued Ruth. “Already the Raspberry Pi has become a laptop — the “Pi-top“, a build-your-own laptop, teaches the basics of computer architecture and enables students to access and modify the hardware capabilities of the laptop, not only the software.”

A range of Raspberry Pi Starter Kits are also available from RS at sg.rs-online.com. The Starter Kit will come in three versions, including the “official” high-quality kit and the lower-priced premium and value kits, meeting the needs of a range of customers and budgets. Time-saving and convenient, these starter kits allow users to begin their prototyping and development projects as soon as they have the board in their hands. Backed by RS’s smooth ordering process, including optimally convenient on-line ordering through one of RS’s eCommerce sites and by RS’s promise of on-time delivery, the starter kits represent great added value.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kits are yet another example of how, backed by 20 years of experience in the Asia Pacific region, RS strives to offer brilliant customer experiences through innovative solutions, serving the needs for tomorrow’s procurement, asset management and design projects.

Japan Visit by Eben Upton

Eben Upton, founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and the CEO of Raspberry Pi (Trading), will be visiting Japan between 11-14 December. As an internationally-recognised technology leader and visionary, Upton will share insights on the expanded Pi 3 manufacturing capacity in Japan with support from RS. He will discuss industry hot topics and creative project ideas with the local Raspberry Pi community.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of GBP1.29bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSComponents; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin:
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Other Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc: www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components: www.rs-online.com
DesignSpark: www.designspark.com

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December 6, 2016 at 4:27 pm

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The fifth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity – Race to Hong Kong ICC concludes with success

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Over 1,700 athletes scale stairs at Hong Kong’s tallest building for charity
Top runners compete for Vertical World Circuit championship

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The fifth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity — Race to Hong Kong ICC organized by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) took place yesterday. The race was also the grand finale of Vertical World Circuit and saw runners competing for world championship for the fourth consecutive year. HKSAR Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs. Carrie Lam, Event Organizing Committee Co-chairman Mr. Edward Cheung, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service Chairperson The Hon Mr. Bernard Chan, The Community Chest Campaign Committee Chairman Dr. Simon Kwok, and SHKP’s Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director Mr. Mike Wong, Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director Mr. Victor Lui, Executive Director Mr. Adam Kwok and Executive Director Mr. Christopher Kwok officiated at the opening ceremony in International Commerce Centre, the tallest building in Hong Kong.

HKSAR Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs. Carrie Lam said: “SHKP Vertical Run for Charity represents the spirit of exercising for good causes and has raised more than HK$25 million for child and youth services over the years. In addition to this event, SHKP also stages a wide range of activities to promote sports for charity. Doing exercise helps maintain a balance between physical and mental well-being and has a positive impact on individuals and the community at large. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage people to participate in sport to maintain physical health and add spice to life.”

SHKP Executive Director & Deputy Managing Director Mr. Mike Wong said: “This year sees the fifth SHKP Vertical Run for Charity and the number of participants of Race to Hong Kong ICC has risen again, reaching over 1,700. Taking into account the Race to Shanghai IFC, over 10,000 people have taken part in five years. This shows the rising popularity of vertical running and the great support of our Exercise for Good idea from the public. Proceeds from the event will go to support child and youth services as before, including a new project called Rainbow with KIDS by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service that helps relieve stress in children and young people under 18 subject to family crisis, violence or tragedies. The project will drive them to regain confidence to cope with new patterns in life for a positive mindset in future. Other proceeds will go to Mother’s Choice, Hans Andersen Club, Hong Kong PHAB Association and Suicide Prevention Services through The Community Chest. The Race to Hong Kong ICC integrates sport with charity, and we hope to contribute more to society in the next five years.”

24 international runners take on 2,120 steps

Mark Bourne and Suzy Walsham from Australia win Elite races

A field of 24 top runners from 12 countries or regions took on the Race to Hong Kong ICC challenge from the crack of the starting gun. In the end, Australian runner Mark Bourne took the men’s category reaching the sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck finish in 12 minutes and 12 seconds while Suzy Walsham, also from Australia, won the women’s category closely behind in 14 minutes and 25 seconds. Suzy Walsham also won the women’s 2016 Vertical World Circuit along with Polish runner Piotr Lobodzinski for the men.

High turnout shows great support of Exercise for Good

The Race to Hong Kong ICC included Elite, Individual, Team Relay, and two Fun Climbs. Fun Climb B allowed youngsters over ten to join with an adult so children and parents could feel the exhilaration of vertical running.

Vertical running is increasingly popular and the number of Race to Hong Kong ICC participants set a record this year with over 1,700 runners from 34 countries. About 90% were locals and the male to female ratio was 7:3. Runners ranged from 10 to 69 years and included some with hearing or visual impairments and amputees.

The student relay category saw the biggest increase in participants. Tin Ka Ping Secondary School Team A won the secondary student relay in 13 minutes and 38 seconds while Hong Kong Baptist University took the tertiary relay in 12 minutes and 12 seconds. There were 900 runners in the individual races to the 100th floor, taken by Su Hsin Kai for the men in 14 minutes and 34 seconds and Wong Yu Hung for the women in 19 minutes and 06 seconds. They will both get SHKP sponsorships for the 2017 Vertical World Circuit representing Hong Kong’s spirit of sport for charity.

The corporate relay also witnessed fierce competition as runners shed their suits for running gear and scaled 2,120 steps. Sun Hung Kai Properties Team A took home the title. SHKP executives also joined Fun Climb A for charity.

Artists, Wattbikes and Fun Zone at Vertical Run

The organizer had an array of activities to liven up the athletic atmosphere of the event. The Playright Children’s Play Association (Playright) had again worked with the organizer and offered a range of games for children and their parents. Guests could also take a spin on indoor Wattbike trainers and work out alongside the athletes. There were two caricature artists drawing runners to capture the moment with a playful twist.

About the SHKP Vertical Run for Charity — Race to Hong Kong ICC

The first SHKP Vertical Run for Charity was held in 2012 to promote healthy living in Hong Kong and initiate a culture of caring and giving. It became an international event as the grand finale of the Vertical World Circuit in 2013. The scale of SHKP Vertical Run for Charity was expanded in 2014, with the Race to Shanghai IFC being an additional contest to enable more people to participate in sport for charity. The event has so far attracted over 10,200 runners from around the world.

About the 2016 Vertical World Circuit

The Vertical World Circuit is an annual series organized by International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) with races at iconic skyscrapers around the world. There were nine races in 2016 taking contestants to Tower 42 in London, Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, One World Trade Center in New York, Tour First in Paris, Shangri-La at the Fort in Manila, Sydney Tower Eye in Australia, China World Summit Wing Hotel in Beijing and Shanghai IFC. The Race to Hong Kong ICC was the grand finale with the most stairs. ISF oversees all races on the circuit to ensure that they comply with international standards.

2016 Results
Vertical World Circuit — Overall Champion

Men Women
Champion Piotr Lobodzinski (Poland) Suzy Walsham (Australia)

Race to Hong Kong ICC 2016
Elite

Men Women
Champion Mark Bourne (Australia; 12 min 12 sec) Suzy Walsham (Australia; 14 min 25 sec)
1st Runner-up Piotr Lobodzinski (Poland; 12 min 20 sec) Alice McNamara (Australia; 15 min 21 sec)
2nd Runner-up Emanauele Manzi (Italy; 12 min 43 sec) Brooke Logan (Australia; 15 min 48 sec)

Individual

Men Women
Overall Champion Su Hsin Kai (14 min 34 sec) Wong Yu Hung (19min 06 sec)

Team Relay

Corporate Team
Champion Sun Hung Kung Properties Team A (13 min 02 sec)
1st Runner-up KMB Team A (14 min 01 sec)
2nd Runner-up PwC (14 min 24 sec)
Secondary Student
Champion Tin Ka Ping Secondary School Team A (13 min 38 sec)
1st Runner-up Sai Kung Sung Tsun Catholic School Team 1 (14 min 03 sec)
2nd Runner-up MKMCF Ma Chan Duen Hey Memorial College Team 1 (15 min 01 sec)
Tertiary Student
Champion Hong Kong Baptist University (12 min 12 sec)
1st Runner-up Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education Team 1 (17 min 01 sec)
2nd Runner-up The Chinese University of Hong Kong (18 min 41 sec)
Open
Champion Hong Kong Association of the Deaf Team A (16 min 59 sec)
1st Runner-up SW R.Team (17 min 09 sec)
2nd Runner-up Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd Retail Leasing (Shanghai) (19 min 46 sec)

Source: Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

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December 6, 2016 at 4:17 pm

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Veritas Launches Enterprise Data Management Solution Powered by NetBackup 8.0 to Accelerate Digital Transformation

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Veritas Technologies, the leader in information management, today announced the launch of  NetBackup 8.0 and an integrated Enterprise Data Management solution to help organizations manage data in the cloud and extract new business value as they transform for the future. The new solution builds on the foundation of Veritas’ NetBackup to integrate data visibility, application resiliency and copy data management so organizations can uphold their most critical asset — data.

In this era of digital transformation when operating a business requires constant uptime, the risk of data loss is always at the forefront of financial, healthcare, media or any data driven enterprise. To meet these needs, Veritas has for over a decade offered capabilities that include industry leading insight, availability and data protection technology.

Today, Veritas is executing on its strategy announced at Veritas Vision to accelerate digital transformation converging these three capabilities to deliver a 360 data management solution that helps reduce risks, ensures application service levels, assists in meeting regulatory compliance demands and offers rapid access to data.

“Nearly every organization in today’s data driven and cloud-based world is undergoing digital transformation, whether mobilizing the workforce, creating online customer experiences, enabling electronic supply chains, or providing real-time access to medical records and financial statements,” said Scott Anderson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Information Protection Solutions at Veritas. “Using NetBackup 8.0 as the foundation of our vision for a sweeping range of solutions to help enterprises manage their growing data demands, Veritas is delivering a 360 enterprise data management solution that solves customers’ challenges to address the complexity of hybrid cloud and the realities of digital business.”

At the center of today’s announcement is NetBackup 8.0, which provides unified protection for data in the cloud, as well as virtual and physical environments with enterprise-class scale, performance and extensive workload integration. Now, the market leading Veritas NetBackup™ solution extends its reach from unified data protection towards a broader platform for 360 data management.

With NetBackup 8.0, and by utilizing the 360 enterprise data management solution, organizations will be able to leverage their existing deployments to achieve global data visibility, simplified business resiliency and integrated copy data management in addition to a near 100 percent backup and recovery success rate, no matter where data resides.

Veritas expects to deliver a complete 360 data management solution that offers integration of the following software features with NetBackup 8.0. Each software feature will be available for separate purchase from Veritas and its channel partners worldwide.

  • Global Data Visibility — With direct integration between NetBackup 8.0 and Veritas Information Map customers have graphical view of backups to transform existing backup data into actionable intelligence that can provide visibility into the data environment from the NetBackup catalogue —  all in a one-day timeframe — and also reclaim primary storage while managing risk and compliance
  • Predictable Resiliency — In the new release, anticipated to be available for purchase in the coming quarters, Veritas Resiliency Platform integrates with NetBackup 8.0 to provide critical assistance in maintaining application availability across complex, multi-platform and multi-vendor private, public and hybrid cloud environments. This will be achieved by delivering predictability for all resiliency operations, including workload migration, failover, failback, data protection and non-disruptive recovery testing.
  • Integrated Copy Data Management — In the new release, anticipated to be available for purchase in the coming quarters, Veritas Velocity integrates with NetBackup 8.0, Veritas Velocity will provide rapid, on-demand self-service access to data without the burden of creating, storing and maintaining physical copies or resource dependences. By virtualizing a single copy of production data, Velocity will instantly provision virtual copies, eliminating the need for physical copies that can increase storage costs and business risk.

“The sheer volume of enterprise data today continues to increase at a pace that makes it difficult for companies to effectively control the cost and risk of protecting that data, irrespective of its location,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “NetBackup 8.0 is worth celebrating alone, but it is the breadth of integrated offerings that should delight many organizations in their rediscovery of Veritas. While there are a few other ‘enterprise unified backup’ offerings in market, Veritas is unique in the breadth and depth of its data preservation, protection/recovery, availability, and insight offerings. With such heterogeneity across physical, virtual, and multiple cloud platforms; if you haven’t looked at Veritas lately, now would be a good time to do so.”

NetBackup is the most scalable data protection solution available, allowing enterprises to efficiently protect petabytes of data without disrupting the business and quickly find and recover data at a moment’s notice. Named by Gartner as a Magic Quadrant leader and the market-share leader1 since 1999, for enterprise backup and recovery software, NetBackup is up to three times faster than its nearest competitors in a recent benchmark report.Enterprise customers using NetBackup today can upgrade to NetBackup 8.0 for free under their maintenance contracts and adopt the new 360 data management capabilities as their business needs require.

About Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies enables organisations to harness the power of their information, with information management solutions serving the world’s largest and most complex environments. Veritas works with organisations of all sizes, including 86 per cent of global Fortune 500 companies, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage. www.veritas.com

Forward-looking Statements: Any forward-looking indication of plans for products is preliminary and all future release dates are tentative and are subject to change at the sole discretion of Veritas. Any future release of the product or planned modifications to product capability, functionality, or feature are subject to ongoing evaluation by Veritas, may or may not be implemented, should not be considered firm commitments by Veritas, should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions, and may not be incorporated into any contract.

Veritas and the Veritas Logo, NetBackup and Velocity are trademarks or registered trademarks of Veritas Technologies LLC or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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1 Source: Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software, Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen, Robert Rhame, June 8, 2016
2 Veritas commissioned independent 3rd party benchmark testing

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December 6, 2016 at 12:07 pm

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Yellowfin Launches Analytics Industry’s First Virtualized Integrated Data Preparation Module

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MELBOURNE, Australia, BOSTON and LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor, Yellowfin, has launched the first ever integrated and virtualized Data Preparation Module for analytics. Data preparation describes the process of transforming data into consistent formats that are suitable for exploration, analysis and report building. Yellowfin’s new Data Preparation Module was launched alongside the latest version of its BI platform, Yellowfin 7.3.

Fully integrated into the metadata layer of Yellowfin’s BI platform, the new Data Preparation Module offers clients a unique method of integrating, managing and acting on more data in less time.

Yellowfin’s Data Preparation Module will enable organizations to easily model, profile, clean, shape, enrich, secure and publish all data desired for reporting and analytics in a single BI environment. The Data Preparation Module will be included as part of a standard Yellowfin license at no additional cost.

Access and share Yellowfin’s Data Preparation Module video here: https://youtu.be/FmvGXjRK4c0

Access and share Yellowfin’s Data Preparation Module brochure here: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/Document.i4?DocumentId=1243019

“With this release, Yellowfin has delivered another first for the BI and analytics software industry,” said Yellowfin Co-founder and CEO, Glen Rabie. “Yellowfin’s virtualized Data Preparation Module uniquely addresses the cost, complexity, security and inefficiency issues encountered by typical approaches to data preparation. No other vendor in the market is solving data preparation challenges in the same way as Yellowfin.

“Yellowfin’s Data Preparation Module truly supports the needs of data analysts, enterprise IT and business users. Data analysts can independently prepare data for analysis in less time, IT can easily govern that data, and business users have fast access to data they can trust in order to make critical business decisions.”

Yellowfin’s Data Preparation Module has been designed to overcome common challenges encountered when preparing data for analytics in three ways, by:

  • Integrating data preparation processes directly into a single analytics environment
  • Offering comprehensive data profiling capabilities
  • Providing automated best practice metadata modeling functionality

According to independent industry analyst Dr. Kevin McIsaac, CEO and Founder of the Data Science Institute, the Yellowfin Data Preparation Module is a significant progression for any company’s approach to advanced analytics.

“With 80 percent of data scientists’ time spent on data preparation, Yellowfin’s new module is a valuable addition that data professionals should investigate,” said McIsaac. “The benefit is your data scientist spends less time on data preparation, or can delegate this task to a lesser specialized data analyst or business user. Either way this is a big step forward in advanced analytics methodology.”

A virtualized approach: Govern all data and analytical content in a single environment

Rabie said the problem with traditional data preparation was that it forced organizations to undertake data migration processes, which put data governance and security at risk.

“Moving data from one environment to another increases the risk of unauthorized data access,” said Rabie. “A virtualized approach means data analysts can directly connect to, prepare and analyze data sources in one place.

“Delivering virtualized data preparation will empower Yellowfin’s clients to maintain unparalleled governance, consistency and security across of all data and analytics content. Any data preparation actions performed will be uniformly reflected across all content — from reports and charts, to dashboards and Storyboards.”

Yellowfin Product Marketing Manager, Ivan Seow, said that by conducting data preparation and analytics in a single application, Yellowfin was also enabling organizations to avoid the cost and complexity of a multi-tool approach.

“Typical data preparation and analytics practices, conducted in separate software applications, introduce unnecessary data provisioning bottlenecks,” said Seow. “Then, there’s the expense of learning and maintaining two products — not to mention the propensity for standalone ‘self-service’ data preparation tools to create untrustworthy and unsecure islands of disparate data.

“Yellowfin avoids the chaos of traditional data preparation by delivering a single source of truth for all enterprise data. Go from data source to dashboard in one analytics platform and environment.”

Yellowfin 7.3 launched

The latest version of Yellowfin’s BI platform, Yellowfin 7.3, is now available.

Yellowfin 7.3 contained significant enhancements to Yellowfin’s advanced data visualization capabilities, including the introduction of Set Analysis, and a new Content Creation Canvas. Yellowfin 7.3 also included a new range of API connectors with pre-built dashboards for third-party Web applications.

For an overview of the enhancements and improvements contained in Yellowfin 7.3:

“Comparative business questions are some of the most common and critical types of queries organizations ask of their data,” said Rabie. “The new Set Analysis function in Yellowfin 7.3 makes it quick and easy to create comparative visualizations, without the need for deep technical skills or Sub Queries.”

Access and share Yellowfin’s advanced data visualization video here: https://youtu.be/KrFWFLuwrCQ

Access and share Yellowfin’s advanced data visualization brochure here: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/Document.i4?DocumentId=1243015

“The overhauled Content Creation Canvas provides the power and freedom to quickly create beautiful, purpose-built visualizations and analytical infographics via an intuitive drag-and-drop interface,” said Seow. “Meet your organization’s customized content needs, exceed expectations and drive user adoption — all without writing one line of code.”

Access and share Yellowfin’s Content Creation Canvas video here: https://youtu.be/doMAhbEupJI

Access and share Yellowfin’s Content Creation Canvas brochure here: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/Document.i4?DocumentId=1239024

New API connectors delivered as part of Yellowfin 7.3 include Salesforce, Zendesk, Xero, Facebook, Expensify, MailChimp, XE (Standard & Medium Edition), Ring Central, SurveyMonkey and World Weather Online. New and improved versions of Yellowfin’s Twitter and Google Analytics connectors were also launched. Details regarding each connector can be found on the Yellowfin Marketplace: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/YFWebsite-Marketplace-77991

“Connecting to your favorite Web applications is now even easier, with a new range of API connectors and pre-built dashboards delivered as part of Yellowfin 7.3,” said Rabie. “Be empowered to create, share and act on analytical insights from your most important third-party Web applications.”

About Yellowfin

Yellowfin is a global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software vendor passionate about making BI easy. Founded in 2003 in response to the complexity and costs associated with implementing and using traditional BI tools, Yellowfin is a highly intuitive 100 percent Web-based reporting and analytics solution. Yellowfin is a leader in Mobile BI, Collaborative BI and Embedded BI, as well as Location Intelligence and data visualization.

Over 10,000 organizations, and more than 2 million end-users across 70 different countries, use Yellowfin every day. For more information, visit www.yellowfinbi.com.

For regular news and updates, follow Yellowfin on Twitter (@YellowfinBI), LinkedIn (Yellowfin Business Intelligence), YouTube (Yellowfin Team) or email pr@yellowfin.bi to subscribe to Yellowfin’s free e-newsletter.

For further media information, interviews, images or product demonstration, please contact:

Lachlan James, Yellowfin Global Communications Manager on +61 (0)3 8617 4954, +61 (0)431 835 658 or lachlan.james@yellowfin.bi

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December 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

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