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Electrical Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 04, 2015

Operators in the Electrical Services industry in Australia have faced challenging market conditions over the past five years, with the fallout from the global financial crisis causing weak demand in the housing and commercial building markets. However, some industry contractors managed to secure lucrative contracts from the unprecedented investment into mining-related structures and public capital expenditure programs. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Anthony Kelly, “Federal Government road projects and school refurbishment programs generated demand for electrical services, as did the reconstruction effort in the aftermath of the 2010-11 Queensland floods.” However, the subsequent winding back of public stimulus spending over the past few years has dampened demand for industry services.

Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2014-15, to total $ 19.3 billion. This includes growth of 1.5% in 2014-15, driven by improved investment into the housing market and ongoing maintenance activity on commercial and industrial premises. “Demand conditions are currently deteriorating in the infrastructure market with the winding back of investment into mining and electric power projects,” says Kelly. Industry profit margins have narrowed over the past five years due to intensely competitive conditions across building markets and growth in labour costs associated with skill shortages, particularly in Western Australia and Queensland. The number of industry enterprises is expected to increase at an annualised 0.5% over the five years through 2014-15, while the total industry workforce is expected to grow at an annualised 0.7% to 141,000 people. The industry displays a low level of market share concentration.

The industry’s solid growth prospects are being supported by strengthening consumer and business confidence and continued growth in the new housing and commercial building construction markets. Conversely, demand for installation services in the industrial and engineering markets is projected to deteriorate as major energy and resource projects are completed and new projects are deferred due to slower growth in China and other major trade partners. Skills shortages are expected to be addressed over the next five years, assisting Electrical Services industry cost structures and growth.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Electrical Services industry in Australia report page.

This industry consists of contractors that install electrical wiring or fittings in buildings or other construction projects. Operators in the industry are also involved in the repair and maintenance of existing electrical equipment and fixtures.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Industry Performance

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Current Performance

Industry Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain

Products & Services

Major Markets

International Trade

Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration

Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Basis of Competition

Barriers to Entry

Industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data

Annual Change

Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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CloudMine Raises $5 Million Series A Financing Led by Safeguard Scientifics

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

CloudMine, the industry’s most secure cloud mobile platform, announced that it raised a $ 5 million Series A financing round, led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) with participation by MentorTech Ventures, DreamIt Ventures, DeSimone Group Investments, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Mid-Atlantic Angel Group, Robin Hood Ventures and other angel investors. CloudMine will use the proceeds to enrich its product and expand marketing and sales functions.

Since its founding in 2011, CloudMine’s platform has become a key element of mobile development strategy and architecture for enterprise IT departments of all sizes. CloudMine’s platform offers a mobile-optimized suite of services, enabling enterprise developers to rapidly build and deploy secure mobile applications for employee productivity and consumer engagement. For both mobile and connected device initiatives, CloudMine’s software eliminates the need for ongoing maintenance and management, accelerates development time by up to 70%, and provides a standardized, IT-approved development platform across all business units.

By focusing on highly sensitive verticals such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals and retail, CloudMine solves the increasing challenge of maintaining security and compliance, including HIPAA and HITECH, while balancing the increasing leverage of the mobile cloud. Through partnerships with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (“IaaS”) companies including Rackspace and CenturyLink, as well as a network of digital agencies and system integrators, CloudMine offers its customers flexible deployment models, high-touch support engagements, and a consultative sales process to meet the highly individualized needs of each unique enterprise. CloudMine’s customers include Mylan Specialty, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Barnes & Noble College, and Digitas Health.

“As mobile becomes the key driver of enterprise data consumption and interaction, leading enterprises that use CloudMine can focus on building rich and engaging mobile experiences,” said Brendan McCorkle, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CloudMine. “Enterprise development teams rely on CloudMine for easy-to-use, comprehensive backend development tooling and data optimization which accelerates time to delivery and improves application performance, compliance and security. We are thrilled to have Safeguard lead our first institutional round of financing. With a deep network of strategic partners and high-potential customers, combined with collective expertise in building businesses, Safeguard will guide and accelerate CloudMine’s rise to market leadership.”

“CloudMine is revolutionizing the way mobile apps are developed in the enterprise,” said Philip Moyer, Managing Director, Technology at Safeguard. “Most enterprises are dealing with three infrastructures—their legacy environment, their cloud, and their infrastructure needed to build mobile applications. CloudMine unifies these infrastructures making it easy for an enterprise to create scalable enterprise-grade mobile applications that are first-class citizens of their infrastructure and governance model. Brendan and his executives have assembled a strong entrepreneurial team who have demonstrated tremendous traction in just a few short years. We are excited to be a part of CloudMine’s growth story.” Mr. Moyer, along with David Luk, Principal, Technology at Safeguard, will join CloudMine’s board of directors.

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CloudMine is an enterprise mobility company that provides a HIPAA-compliant Managed Mobility solution to accelerate development, eliminate maintenance and standardize cross-organizational mobile IT. By securely blending public cloud with private data, CloudMine enables the next generation of enterprise mobility by allowing enterprise development teams to quickly mobile-enable their legacy applications while keeping them secured behind the enterprise firewall. CloudMine’s Managed Mobility suite is being used by world-class enterprises including Mylan Specialty, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Barnes & Noble College, and Digitas Health to drive mobile-first solutions. For more information, visit CloudMine at, calling 855.662.7722, or following us on twitter @CloudMine.

About Safeguard Scientifics

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE:SFE) has a distinguished track record of fostering innovation and building market leaders. For six decades, Safeguard has been providing growth capital and operational support to entrepreneurs across an evolving spectrum of industries. Today, Safeguard is focused specifically on two sectors—healthcare and technology. Specifically, Safeguard targets early- and growth-stage companies in advertising technology, digital media, financial technology, enterprise software, Internet of Things, devices, diagnostics, digital health and healthcare IT. Currently, Safeguard has 26 partner companies located throughout the United States with operations and customers worldwide. Recent successful exits include Alverix (acquired by Becton, Dickinson for $ 40 million); Crescendo Bioscience (acquired by Myriad Genetics for $ 270 million); NuPathe (acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for $ 144 million); and ThingWorx (acquired by PTC for initial proceeds of $ 112 million). For more information, please visit or Follow Us on Twitter @safeguard.

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Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. The risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, our ability to make good decisions about the deployment of capital, the fact that our partner companies may vary from period to period, our substantial capital requirements and absence of liquidity from our partner company holdings, fluctuations in the market prices of our publicly traded partner company holdings, competition, our inability to obtain maximum value for our partner company holdings, our ability to attract and retain qualified employees, market valuations in sectors in which our partner companies operate, our inability to control our partner companies, our need to manage our assets to avoid registration under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and risks associated with our partner companies, including the fact that most of our partner companies have a limited history and a history of operating losses, face intense competition and may never be profitable, the effect of economic conditions in the business sectors in which Safeguard’s partner companies operate, and other uncertainties described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to predict or control. As a result of these and other factors, the Company’s past financial performance should not be relied on as an indication of future performance. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements or other information contained in this press release.

14.6% Annual Growth for Supply Chain Analytics Market to 2019 – New Research Report Available at RnRmarketresearch.Com

(PRWEB) March 01, 2015

Relying on traditional supply chain execution systems is becoming increasingly more difficult, with a mix of global operating systems, pricing pressures and ever increasing customer expectations and this is where supply chain analytics plays its role. There are also recent economic impacts such as rising fuel costs, the global recession, supplier bases that have shrunk or moved off-shore, as well as increased competition from low-cost outsourcers. All of these challenges potentially create waste in supply chain. That’s where data analytics comes in.

The businesses running in & across a huge plethora of verticals such as retail and consumer packaged goods, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, automotive, high tech and electronics, and others, require clear visibility in the entirety of the supply chain processes. Also, with the involvement of several huge steps and procedures in the complete supply chain of any business, the amount of customer-centric as well as process-centric data generated is massive too. Companies profiled in this research report are Birst, Inc., Capgemini S.A., Genpact, IBM Corporation, Kinaxis Inc., Microstrategy, Oracle Corporation, SAP SE, SAS Institute, Inc., and Tableau. Complete report is available at .

The supply chain analytics market is divided into numerous software-based solutions which have their defined scope. These solutions include supply chain planning & procurement which is used for simplifying a multitude of supply chain procurement complexities raised by business organizations working in and across a number of verticals; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) which is utilized by business organizations running in and across numerous verticals to optimize the sales and operations functions of their supply chain; Manufacturing analytics solutions which focus on numerous business organizations working in and across different industries collecting and analyzing the changing manufacturing data in real time; Transportation and logistics analytics solutions which help the shippers and Third Party Logistics providers (TPLs) in collecting and analyzing customers’ supply chain data; and visualization and reporting tools, these tools include dashboards and reporting tools which are unceasingly becoming valuable for the small and medium-sized businesses as well as for the large enterprises working in and across a wide gamut of verticals.

This report consists of the future market trends; it also presents detailed analysis, market sizing, and forecasting for the emerging submarkets of supply chain analytics market. The report is segmented on the basis of supply chain analytics solutions, services, deployment types, verticals and regions. The supply chain analytics market research report analyzes global adoption trends, future growth potential, key drivers, competitive outlook, restraints, opportunities, market ecosystem, and emerging technologies in this market.

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Pick And Carry (PNC) Crane Market Size In India 2015, Industry Analysis, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019: MarketResearchReports.Biz

Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2015

According to the report, the pick and carry crane market in India will register phenomenal growth over the next couple of years. The market is projected to register growth at 18.50% CAGR during the forecast period from 2014 to 2019.

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The Report Defines Pick and Carry Cranes and Highlights Their Utilities

The publication defines pick and carry cranes as a type of equipment used for material handling. It helps to shift, lift, and place loads from one point to another. The efficiency of the PNC cranes are measured in terms of the amount of load it carries. The quality of the pick and carry cranes is determined by technologies such as ZF and CAT. These technologies are discussed in detail in the report. Pick and carry cranes are one of the most highly used material handling equipment in India.

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The report has put together interesting facts, figures and information that outline that present scenario and the growth prospects of the PNC market in India. Revenue generated by individual companies operating in the market has been considered by the report to calculate the approximate market size of pick and carry cranes in India.

The publication presents a comprehensive study on the pick and carry cranes market in India. It comprises information and analyses that have been prepared based on detailed market research and in-depth investigation of factors influencing the demand and supply trends in the market. It also includes inputs and insights sourced from industry experts. The report covers the competitive landscape of the PNC market in India coupled with growth prospects for forthcoming years.

Market Drivers, Challenges and Opportunities as Outlined in the Report

India is one of the fastest-growing economies globally. The country at present is witnessing rapid industrialization, which has in turn propelled the growth of the PNC market in India. Increasing number of constructions of building and infrastructural facilities in the country has bolstered demand for high capacity cranes. However, introduction of newer material handling equipments might inhibit the growth of the pick and carry cranes market in India. Nonetheless, rise in public-private partnerships will create significant opportunities for manufacturers to capitalize on in the future.

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In order to prepare a detailed analysis on the competitive landscape of the market, the report has profiled key vendors such as Hercules Cranes, ECEL, Yagyapriyaa Construction India, Voltas, Omega Construction Equipment, ACE, Shakti Mining Equipments, Indo Farm Equipment, and many more.

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Material Handling Equipment Market in the United States to Thrive in Forthcoming Years Owing to its Healthy Economic Progress

Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

Market Research Reports has added a new report titled, “Material Handling Equipment Market in the US 2015-2019” to its repository which forecasts that the material handling equipment market in the US is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.94% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2019. According to the report, material handling equipment provides solutions for efficient and cost effective methods of moving goods swiftly and conveniently within an organization. The services and equipment provided by the market helps to reduce the time consumed in the construction of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Material handling equipment also quickens the pace of constructing roads and railways. Owing to the diversity of applications and range of benefits it offers to an organization, material handling equipments such as conveyers, tower cranes, slew cranes, crawler cranes, hoists, and forklifts are used increasingly across industries such as Food and Beverages, Mining, Industrial Machinery, Aerospace, Automotive, Power and Energy, Retail, Shipbuilding, Refiners, Electronics, and Electrical.

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The report foresees significant growth both in terms of volume produced and revenue generated by the US material handling equipment market. It highlighted that the predominance of healthy economic conditions will create significant opportunities for the market to propel. However, it may have to face challenges because of the high cost of the equipments manufactured. Nonetheless, incorporation of technology driven electronic intelligence in the process of production will help companies to lower the cost of their products.

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Shackleton Energy Company Signs MOA to Utilize the International Space Station For Development and Testing of New Payload Retrieval System

Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

On 19 February 2015, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) to design, develop and test in space a variety of new, highly capable reentry vehicles enabling on–demand, rapid return to Earth of time-critical experiments from Low Earth Orbit (LEO). CASIS was tasked by NASA in 2011 to manage the U.S. National Laboratory on the ISS.

SEC’s re-entry vehicles (technically described as Mini Space Brakes–MSBs) will be developed using novel aerobraking and flight dynamics control systems. The SEC team will leverage US federal technology investments and work closely with CASIS, NASA Centers, FAA, DoD and private partners to achieve its goals. With this MOA, CASIS intends to support SEC with facilitation of payload integration activities, launch to ISS and deployment of MSBs from the station to test these miniaturized, highly intelligent, deployable maneuvering reentry vehicles (RV) for the purposes of providing real flight data to guide optimization of a compact, lightweight, low cost commercial on-demand reentry capability.

Once ready, MSBs will be used to create a new commercial package delivery service from space to Earth. This service will enable researchers to quickly, and gently return small samples and components from the ISS within hours after release from the station. SEC plans to work with scientists whose time critical experiments require immediate retrieval upon landing or experiments that cannot wait for routine capsule return. The commercial product line of MSBs will be called “Oryx” for a unique exotic, agile, fast moving antelope species living in remote places of the world.

Developing Oryx for use in LEO applications is about small payload recovery, and the ISS provides the optimal platform for carrying out the initial demonstration of this emerging technology and commercial capability. Over time, as confidence and capability grow, SEC will ramp up to much larger downmass systems. Eventually, this technology will enable SEC to demonstrate on–demand recovery of SEC crewmembers from space either for contingencies or special operations. These larger, much more capable orbital lifeboats––called Assured Crew Return Vehicles (ACRVs)––will become the lifeblood of SEC commercial propellant depot operations in space and provide support to other participating spacefarers who do not have readily available means of on-demand return to Earth. MSB technology will also be a critical enabler to pave the way for very large aerobraking systems that will be required to economically fly water in SEC’s tankers from the Moon to SEC’s fuel depots in LEO.

Commenting on the announcement, Dale Tietz, CEO of SEC said:

“This is a brand new capability that Shackleton Energy brings to the table in partnership with CASIS and NASA. Now we can expand ISS utility even further by allowing time critical payloads to be returned to Earth within hours by the push of a button. The benefits are enormous and we believe developments such as this are sorely needed and contribute to the beginnings of a new wave of space utilization for all humanity. When MSB testing is complete we will inaugurate a new FEDEX-like business capability of benefit to all space customers, wherein CASIS primed the pump for the new venture.”

Dr. Peter Lee, SEC Chief Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon, said:

“Having been involved as a Principal Investigator with several ISS medical experiments, I understand the need for scientists to get their experiments back to Earth as quickly as possible. When in service, Shackleton Energy’s Oryx–class vehicles will provide unique mission capability. I am very encouraged we can provide NASA and the science community just what they need at very attractive prices and availability.”

Dr. Jeff Hoffman (MIT), former NASA Hubble repair astronaut and SEC Advisor for Human Space Operations, said:

“Quick payload return from space is the missing ingredient for new science, security and commercial applications only now being considered for implementation. Shackleton Energy intends to offer these services to all peaceful nations from any source in space, including planets and asteroids. ISS is a marvelous testbed to wring out the technology and operations with human assistance on orbit. This is a fantastic opportunity for a public–private partnership that will not only advance space technology but will also advance the ability of government and private organizations to conduct operations together. What makes this even more exciting for me is that this reentry technology is scalable to larger robotic and even human dimensions. What a ride that would be!”

Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made In Space, Inc., said:

“As potential future customers of Shackleton Energy’s Oryx return vehicles, this opens up a new world of possibilities for our 3D printer technologies on ISS. The rapid delivery service back to Earth will be a complementary component of our on-station manufacturing capabilities. Made In Space, Inc. looks forward to working with Shackleton Energy.”



Shackleton Energy Company (SEC)

Shackleton Energy was established to address the very specific challenge of providing more affordable access to and more affordable operations in space for everyone—and do it privately using low cost lunar-derived fuel sold in space. Today, space missions are very expensive because they have to lift from Earth not only the payloads, but also the additional fuel and tankage for in-space operations. With fuel depots, Shackleton Energy will significantly reduce that burden on tomorrow’s spacefarers. The company’s success will enable opening the space frontier to multitudes of new missions and opportunities, thereby improving life here on Earth and beyond. For more information visit

Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020. CASIS is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and wellbeing of people and our planet. For more information, visit

About the ISS National Laboratory

In 2005, Congress designated the U.S. portion of the International Space Station as the nation’s newest national laboratory to maximize its use for improving life on Earth, promoting collaboration among diverse users, and advancing STEM education. This unique laboratory environment is available for use by other U.S. government agencies and by academic and private institutions, providing access to the permanent microgravity setting, vantage point in low Earth orbit, and varied environments of space. For more information visit:

Lone Star Instrumentation & Electric Corporation Projects a 12-Month ROI for Automated Work Order Management

(PRWEB) February 26, 2015

Apptricity® Corporation, a leading global provider of innovative mobile enterprise software for supply chain management and integrated financial management, today announced that Lone Star Instrumentation & Electric Corporation has estimated a 12-month return on investment (ROI) for its successful implementation of Apptricity Work Order Management. Deployed in June 2014, this solution replaces manual procedures with automation and saves time and money by giving Lone Star start-to-finish control of work order processing.

Lone Star supports the oil, gas, petrochemical and mining industries with instrumentation and electrical services. In its quest for continuous process improvement, the organization sought a solution that would address the large amount of paperwork coming in from the field. Field services technicians were using handwritten worksheets, and the same data was entered manually several times. Work orders, time sheets and invoicing all involved time-consuming manual effort.

Apptricity Work Order Management transformed Lone Star’s labor-intensive procedures by providing an automated system that includes tablets for mobile connectivity with technicians in the field and Web-based tracking and control for the offices. The system is integrated with Lone Star’s accounting software to streamline invoicing.

“Before, if we could get everything billed out within two to three weeks, it would be a miracle. Now we’re in real time. We can have invoices in the mail prior to paying our employees, which is huge when you’re talking the volume of business we’re doing,” said Ronnie Hobbs, president and CEO, Lone Star. “We’re still rolling out tablets every day to different areas, so it continues to get better. We might have our complete return in less than 12 months or right around the 12-month mark. I’d say there’s a 12-month ROI on it.”

The system tracks each work order and records labor hours while assigning fees to the appropriate accounts. Deployment via the cloud gives Lone Star real-time updates across all of its offices, replacing time-consuming mailing and faxing. The Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model also provides the data security Lone Star needed.

“We are pleased to deliver an automated solution that strengthens Lone Star’s service offering,” said Timothy D. Garcia, founder and CEO, Apptricity. “Now that Lone Star’s work order processing and billing are automatic and scalable, they will not hold the company back from expanding its reach to additional customers and new locations. Lone Star’s success is indicative of what Apptricity seeks to provide for both local and global organizations across every industry it serves. We give companies an advanced platform and the scalability to grow.”

Easy to configure, Apptricity Work Order Management readily adapts to an organization’s business processes. A user-friendly interface enables personnel to create and assign service requests, prioritize work orders according to predefined specifications, determine service dates, and assign work orders to specific employees. By including budgeted hours or costs with each work order, organizations can keep services within budget and maintain profit margin.

About Apptricity

Apptricity Corporation provides mission-critical supply chain management and financial management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, small and midsize enterprises and government organizations across the globe. Apptricity software and solutions mobilize any enterprise with unprecedented levels of real-time information and business intelligence so management has visibility into every action and transaction within the enterprise and among its partners, customers and suppliers. Jetstream, our revolutionary platform, enhances legacy enterprise applications and extends the value of information technology investments. Apptricity jetstream, Apptricity SmartFleet and Apptricity’s other applications address the universal objectives of business, government and the military with accelerated business processes and command visibility. For more information, visit

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