Pronto Software is an Australian ERP software developer and vendor. The original company has been in the software business for over 40 years. Initially, their software was designed to run on-prem, on traditional server environments. But over the years they have moved to virtualised platforms with the company then offering a hosted Pronto solution. Over time, that has become a cloud-based offering that the company calls Pronto Cloud.
If there’s one question I’m constantly asked it’s “How do we pitch to you so that our client/product/story gets coverage?”Start by looking at what I write and who I write for and make your pitch relevant. To help with that I’ve prepared an information page that I’ll keep updated with a list of the main publications I’m currently writing for and what I’m doing. I’ll be reviewing that every month or so.
On 22 February 2018, new laws mandating businesses to report the leak of personal identifiable information (PII) to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) come into effect. During this year’s AusCERT conference Ben Di Marco and Matthew Pokarier walked through this new law and what it means for businesses. The new law isn’t something completely new. Pokarier said it is an addition to existing privacy provisions. The big difference is that the new law is much broader.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".