IN SHORT: News from Master Builders, Objet, Interactive Intelligence, and Websense

IN SHORT: News from Master Builders, Objet, Interactive Intelligence, and Websense

Melbourne to become third city with BLSC, distributor appointment, territory manager appointment, and success reports

Melbourne to house Master Builders simulation centre

Melbourne will become the third city in the world to offer simulation training in the construction industry with more than $10 million being invested into a Master Builders Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC) which is scheduled to open in July this year.

The technology used in the centre will be bought from Michiel Schrijver, who is the owner and developer of the world’s first simulation training centre in the Netherlands.

Shrijver said, “Simulation training develops the component of performance that cannot be addressed by policy, procedure and process. It targets behaviour, culture and communication.”

Featured in the centre will be 3D technology, replica site sheds and a team of trained actors to create an interactive learning environment.

Additionally, it will have the capacity to train thousands of building professionals a year, from project managers through to apprentices.

Objet appoints Objective 3D as new distributor

3D printing systems provider, Objet APAC, has appointed Objective 3D as its distributor for the A/NZ markets.

Objective 3D will be representing Objet’s full product line in the region.

Objet AP regional sales director, Winnie Chu, said the announcement, which will resemble more of a partnership, aims to offer the A/NZ customers a dedicated range of both pre and post-sales services to accommodate for the steady growth of 3D printing in Australia.

The goal is to provide Australian businesses with strategies to reduce time to market and research and development costs by helping in the selection of appropriate solutions.

“With objective 3D, we have selected a competent and knowledgeable partner as the team possesses strong market knowledge and an extensive network in the region,” said Chu.

The Objet product roadmap contains plans to increase property quality, reduce product cost, and penetrate the mainstream printing market.

Interactive Intelligence appoints Mitchell Phillips

Unified IP business communications solutions provider, Interactive Intelligence has appointed Mitchell Phillips as Australian territory manager.

Phillips will be based in Sydney and responsible for new business development for the company’s range of unified business communications solutions for contact centre infrastructure, IP telephone and business process automation.

Interactive Intelligence A/NZ managing director, Brendan Maree, said, “Phillips has joined Interactive Intelligence at a time of great transformational growth for the company in Australia.”

Previously, he served as senior sales executive for both Witness/Verint Systems and Aspect Communications. Additionally, he has worked for Telstra in sales and account management.

Websense tops IDC web security forecast

Content security provider, Websense has topped IDC’s Worldwide Web Security 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor shares report.

The report notes that Websense has definite market leadership, number one share in web security software and appliances, mastered the integration of the three pillars of content security, and superior security intelligence for inbound threats and outbound risks.

IDC seurity products program manager, Phil Hochmuth, said, “The company’s web security leadership has been solidified by continued innovation and commitment to security effectiveness.

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