Daily Archives: August 22, 2018

XCMG Notches Wins In New Markets, Now With Presence In 182 Countries And Regions

– New Contracts in the Republic of Montenegro, Western Sahara, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Expanding Company’s Global Reach

XUZHOU, China, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After recent contract wins, XCMG, the world-leading construction machinery manufacturer, is now exporting to the Republic of Montenegro, Western Sahara, Saint Kitts and Nevis, expanding the brand’s global sales and service network to a total of 182 countries and regions.

“These latest deals underscore the value proposition that XCMG offers machinery to customers around the world,” said Jiansen Liu, Assistant President of XCMG and General Manager of XCMG Import and Export Co. “As we continue to expand, we are constantly upgrading our technology and service capabilities to meet the needs of high-demanding projects by sticking to our ‘Advanced and Endurable’ standard. More and more top-quality XCMG machinery products are making significant contributions to infrastructure projects worldwide.”

Some of the equipment in the new deals includes:

  • XCMG’s XTR260 cantilever-type tunneling machine is working on the Republic of Montenegro’s north-south highway project, along with truck cranes, road rollers and land levelers.
  • The company has sold an excavator, load digger and truck crane in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  • In Western Sahara, XCMG is focusing on the spare parts products that will support regional operations.

Of note, the XTR260 has played a pivotal role boring the Pajkov Vir tunnel portion of the Montenegro highway project. Its excellent performance during its six tunneling tasks is recognized as key to the project’s success in connecting the country to central Europe’s road network, which will provide a key boost to the country’s economic development.

As a leader of China’s construction machinery industry, XCMG has accelerated its global outreach in recent years, establishing four research and development centers, 13 manufacturing bases and KD factories overseas. The company now has 300 overseas dealers, 40 offices and 40 large-scale spare parts centers.

“The growth of XCMG’s exports shows the potential of Chinese construction machinery brands, and it’s our responsibility and mission to become stronger with our technologies, products and services,” Liu said.

About XCMG

XCMG is a multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company with a history of 74 years. It currently ranks sixth in the world’s construction machinery industry. The company exports to more than 182 countries and regions around the world.

Please visit: www.xcmg.com, or XCMG pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Workday Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises

Positioned as a Leader for Third Year in a Row, Achieved Highest Overall Position for Ability to Execute

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises1. Workday was acknowledged as a Leader for the third year in a row and positioned the highest for overall ability to execute.

Organizations increasingly rely on Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to help drive employee productivity and engagement, uncover richer workforce insights, and keep pace with evolving business needs. With more than 70 percent of its 2,200-plus customers live and a customer satisfaction rating of 98 percent, Workday continues to deliver the vision and innovation global organizations need to stay competitive, with new developments that enable:

  • Greater Openness and Extensibility to Run Their Unique Businesses: Workday continues to create broader levels of openness for customers by extending Workday into other environments and applications. With the Workday Cloud Platform, early adopters are currently building and deploying applications, paving the way for other customers and partners to leverage APIs and Workday tools in the future. And through a partnership with Slack, Workday is helping people further connect and collaborate more intuitively in their natural workspaces.
  • More Intelligent Technologies to Create a Seamless Experience for Employees: Workday is creating more intelligent tools to simplify tasks and improve the overall employee experience. This includes development of a conversational interface—Workday Assistant—using natural language processing capabilities to provide real-time information, recommendations, and best practices to workers all while they are working on their daily business content and transactions. Workday will also deliver a new people experience to enable a more connected, personalized, and engaging digital experience. In Workday Learning, forthcoming machine learning-driven media transcription enhancements will improve accessibility, comprehension, and video search for users.
  • Increased Global Capabilities to Drive Expansion: The Workday customer community—representing more than 31 million workers worldwide—continues to realize business value using Workday applications across more than 200 countries and in more than 30 languages. As its customer community and worldwide presence grows, Workday continues to advance its global capabilities through initiatives such as the Workday Global Payroll Cloud program, where customers can select the right local payroll providers for their needs while reducing the costs and time associated with deploying, integrating, and managing third-party payroll solutions. Workday currently has 20 global payroll partners that provide certified integrations covering more than 127 countries.

“We believe that Gartner’s positioning of Workday as a cloud HCM Leader for the third consecutive year demonstrates the level of innovation and support that we provide to customers around the world—proven by our 98 percent customer satisfaction rating,” said Cristina Goldt, vice president, HCM products, Workday. “Some of the largest organizations globally—including Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies—use Workday due to our longstanding ability for getting customers live and realizing value quickly. We look forward to continuing to partner with our customers to deliver the technology and experiences that exceed their expectations, while helping to further business growth and success.”

Additional Information

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises,” by Melanie Lougee, Ranadip Chandra, Ron Hanscome, Helen Poitevin, Chris Pang, Jeff Freyermuth, Sam Grinter, John Kostoulas, Jason A. Cerrato, 15 August 2018.

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About Workday
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the worlds largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday.

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Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba on assistance provided to Commission of Inquiry into alleged State Capture

Following concerns raised by the Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry to Alleged State Capture, Deputy Chief Justice Zondo, I have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Chairperson of the Commission to provide clarity on the issue of security clearances.

In keeping with the undertaking I made in Parliament in May this year with regards to the State Security Agency (SSA) lending all the necessary support required by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, I have provided a breakdown on all the security clearances issued and those that remain outstanding including some of the delays occasioned by the applicants, some of whom have flatly refused to subject themselves to the process.

In this regard, I have shown on the record that all requests received for confidential security clearance have been completed and what remains is the higher level top secret security clearances. I have also given an undertaking that the remaining work shall be completed by no later than 21 September 2018.

I have also advised the President and the Chairperson of the work the SSA conducted over and above the vetting services which included security, cyber, counter intelligence and vetting awareness. SSA also administered technical surveillance counter measures and threat and risk assessment.

I wish to reiterate that we remain committed to assisting the Commission to fulfill its mandate and will ensure the completion of the outstanding work in this regard.

Source: Government of South Africa

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela visits Groenkloof gender-based violence command centre, 23 Aug

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela will visit the gender based violence command centre in Groenkloof, Pretoria. The Command centre was set up as a result of the work of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Gender Based Violence.

The purpose of the visit is to establish the operation of the command centre and ways in which students can also be assisted in this centre.

Deputy Minister Buti Manamela will be accompanied by the CEO of HEAIDS which is tasked with the wellness and health of students.

Gender based violence at higher education institutions needs to be curbed as it interferes with students’ lives and careers. It is for this reason that we are finding preventative as well as corrective measures to deal with this scourge.

Source: Government of South Africa

Deputy President David Mabuza addresses Landbou Weekblad and Agri-SA Land Summit in Bela-Bela in Limpopo, 23 Aug

Deputy President David Mabuza will tomorrow, 23 August 2018, address the Landbou Weekblad and Agri-SA Land and Agricultural Summit aimed at finding common solutions to South Africa’s land and economic challenges in Bela-Bela, Limpopo Province.

The Summit will bring together more than 65 speakers and sector representatives to discuss challenges and find possible solutions to addressing the land question and advancing the transformation of the agricultural sector to benefit all South Africans.

Deputy President Mabuza was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Land Reform that was established to coordinate and implement measures to accelerate the redistribution of land, the extension of security of tenure, the provision of agricultural support and the redress of spatial inequality within a broad and comprehensive land redistribution and agricultural development programme.

In this regard, the Deputy President will share with the Summit the Government’s approach to land and agrarian reform.

Source: Government of South Africa