Tech
  • August 3 2020 XY Sense raises $5m to help workplaces tackle the challenges of COVID-19

    XY Sense closes $AUD5m seed investment round to change the way businesses access and act on workplace data.  Investment comes from leading Australian venture fund, Blackbird Ventures, staff and angel investors including; Danny Gorog (Former CEO of Outware), Sandy Kory (Angel investor in Canva, Palantir) and, Marc Alexander (CEO LIFX) among others, to support the Read More…

  • July 27 2020 Bring developers into the fold: Blending ‘business brains’ with ‘IT intelligence’ 

    Sam Hunt discusses how ‘innersourcing’ and connectedness within business teams, particularly IT teams and developers, can accelerate growth. Digital disruption and continued global uncertainty have forced companies to fundamentally shift how they create products and services whilst staying relevant. Agile businesses are now able to compete with their larger rivals and react to external circumstances Read More…

  • July 23 2020 This Aussie tech company is championing personal safety

    Feelings of anxiety and discomfort in the workplace are experienced by thousands of Australian professionals every day. With COVID-19 creating more anxiety around the workday commute, new research from Sonder reveals burgeoning safety and mental health concerns.  Sonder is a world-first personal safety monitoring and response company with a vision to build a global network Read More…

  • July 8 2020 “Speed to market is critical:” A CEO’s steps for using tech to grow fast

    CEO of 28 by Sam Wood, David Jackson, talks us through their decision to triple investment in analytics and technology in order to grow and  lead the space in online, at-home fitness.  28 by Sam Wood (part of Australian Life Tech) is a technology led health & fitness company. Through web, iOS and Android platforms, Read More…

  • July 7 2020 “If you meet the digital needs of Gen Z, you meet the needs of the world”

    Gen Z, born between 1996-2015, is the most Internet-dependent generation, with their digital fluency positioning them in firm first place in technology use across all generations. This was recently observed in the third annual, international study of Gen Z, conducted by The Center for Generational Kinetics and commissioned by WP Engine. Why Gen Z and their digital fluency Read More…

  • July 2 2020 Need to adapt? Automation is the answer

    Rapidly evolving market conditions and economic challenges are forcing businesses to adapt more quickly, and automation may be key in achieving that.  With Australian consumer spend down 20% per person, many businesses have had to quickly find ways to engage their customers while managing physical limitations. To maximise existing resources, business leaders need to channel Read More…

  • June 17 2020 Why properly securing your work-from-home staff requires ‘Zero Trust’

    With working from home becoming the ‘new normal’ for many businesses, many IT administrators are finding that the corporate firewall is no longer as effective as it was before. One thing is clear- a new approach is needed to keep applications and data safe from cyberattacks. In the pre-COVID-19 world, organisations tended to have most Read More…

  • May 29 2020 The double-digit growth of webinars for lead gen during COVID-19

    New research from a leading digital event provider reveals nearly nine in 10 (85 percent) Australian organisations are utilising webinars as a key marketing and education channel for engaging remote audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic – a 21 percent increase over the last year.  Webinar adoption and spending have also shown high double-digit growth, with Read More…

  • May 29 2020 Canva and Finder sign agreements to close gender gap in tech

    Aussie graphic design platform Canva and comparison site Finder have both recently inked agreements with social impact business Project F, signing up to a strategic program to address the gender gap in tech, and the female representation in their tech teams. Program 50/50, which Canva commenced in November and Finder in March, is a unique Read More…

  • May 26 2020 How businesses can secure themselves in a post-COVID world

    Cyber criminals have been taking advantage of the anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic with a host of new scams. In Australia, people and businesses were sent texts with “safety information” links which led to fake websites, harvesting personal information. The federal government recently issued a warning about virus-related scams and phishing emails, which are likely to “increase in Read More…

  • May 22 2020 Artificial Intelligence: Is the pandemic a turning point?

    The disruption caused by COVID-19 may be a technology turning point for many businesses and specifically an acceleration in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Business owners and leaders are seeking fast, accurate insights and analytics to help them make better decisions in the rapidly evolving business landscape. Leaders have been forecasting scenarios such as: Read More…

  • May 19 2020 Tech skills boom with digital pivots; is it time for up-skilling or a job change? 

    With the entire country shifting to remote-working arrangements where possible, the current situation has prompted organisations to pivot to a digital-first business model, which is of course heavily reliant on tech skills.  From the development of new apps, the shift to online marketplaces, and providing staff with secure and robust virtual private networks to access corporate Read More…

  • May 1 2020 Four tips to build a career in technology

    The current climate has left many with a newfound need to seek a different career path. Given the greater demand for technical support and skills right now, a career in technology could be the answer many are after to secure their careers and livelihood. Australian organisations have been on a steady digital transformation journey, however, Read More…

  • April 30 2020 Is tech immune to the COVID-19 impact?

    Is the technology sector immune to the impact that COVID-19 is having economically? Whilst certain sectors are taking a huge hit – such as fitness, hospitality and advertising – it appears that tech is still going strong, according to a recently published Think & Grow and AWS report.  Jonathan Jeffries, Director and Partner at Think Read More…

  • April 29 2020 How video content helps to cut through growing online competition 

    For years, video content has become more and more popular with online consumers. Brands have responded by using video to drive engagement, whether on Instagram, Facebook Live or even LinkedIn’s new Stories feature. Now, as many SMBs pivot to a largely online presence, video is an important consideration for anyone looking to stand out in Read More…