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  • October 17 2019 ANZ workers not as enthusiastic about AI as rest of the world

    The second annual ‘AI at Work’ study conducted globally by Oracle and Future Workplace shoes just how much Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the relationship between people and technology at work in ANZ.  The study of 8,370 employees, managers and HR leaders across 10 countries found that AI is reshaping the role HR teams and managers Read More…

  • October 15 2019 Over half of employees in a typical startup know how to code, but talent remains top priority

    Recent research has revealed key insights about the Australian startup eco-system; showing that although over half of employees within a typical startup already know how to code, talent remains their biggest priority in order to scale and grow.  The report comes from StartupAUS, Australia’s peak national advocacy group for startups, and has launched today in collaboration with Read More…

  • October 9 2019 Payments fraud hits bottom line of Australian businesses

    Most of us are spending more and more time online these days, businesses and consumers alike. And as Australian businesses continue to face the ever-increasing threat of cybersecurity, it’s important to acknowledge the link between data breaches and fraud. Payments fraud (fraud that takes place when fraudulent transactions are performed under a payments card) can be serious, costing money and Read More…

  • October 3 2019 How investing in AI has helped SEEK increase site usage and applications

    SEEK’s ongoing investment into artificial intelligence (AI) and technology development is helping transform the job search experience for candidates and hirers.  SEEK’s ‘Smarter Search’ has enhanced candidate and hirer experience in navigating the job search and talent sourcing process on the platform, which receives over 50 searches per second and 58 million impressions per day. Read More…

  • October 1 2019 “What was a popularity contest becomes an opening for meaningful engagement,” Facebook removes likes

    Facebook users will no longer be able to see the number of likes, reactions and video views on other’s posts in a world-first trial. Similar to Instagram’s test that was rolled out in July this year, where the platform removed likes, Facebook is following suit. All likes on posts will now be private and only visible Read More…

  • September 20 2019 Why security needs to be at the core of Australia’s small businesses

    Nine out of 10 Australian businesses employ under 20 workers, making us a nation of small businesses. While there is a multitude of positives in running a small business, there are also many pressures including managing employees, servicing customers and dealing with suppliers, which means there are a lot of plates to juggle. It’s easy Read More…

  • September 20 2019 Why staff engagement is key to successful robotics implementation

    The concept of robots in the workplace was once more akin to science fiction than reality, but today automated processes are increasingly becoming ‘business as usual’ for organisations seeking greater operational efficiencies. In fact, a recent report by UiPath and The Economist found that over 90 percent of organisations use technology to automate processes, such Read More…

  • September 6 2019 Three considerations to prepare for tomorrow’s technology workforce

    Humans currently perform 71% of work tasks, according to the World Economic Forum. But by 2025, machines will overtake humans in the number of work tasks they perform. This evolution of machines and algorithms in the workplace will naturally affect roles as we know them (75 million roles are predicted to be displaced between now Read More…

  • September 4 2019 Invest in tech if you want to grow your business: Xero data insights

    Xero data insights links Australian small business growth to technology spend.  Call for small business to take a ‘first mover’ advantage to quickly adopt new technologies Warnings to avoid a digital divide between big and small business in Australia  Xero, the global small business platform, has today released new data from Xero Small Business Insights Read More…

  • August 29 2019 Digital transformation: how small and medium businesses can protect themselves

    As companies digitally transform, they do more business using online and connected systems. This creates a potential risk of being targeted by scammers, hackers, and cybercriminals. However, this is no reason to delay or avoid digital transformation. Instead, it’s important for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to understand how to protect themselves as their operation Read More…

  • August 26 2019 Six technology investments every SME must make

    While many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand that the nature of work is becoming increasingly digital, many business owners aren’t necessarily certain where they should invest their limited resources for maximum results. Getting that investment right could create limitless possibilities for these businesses while getting it wrong could result in wasted time and money. Read More…

  • August 20 2019 Friend or foe? How to transform your workers from liabilities into cyber-security soldiers

    It’s easy to blame software vulnerabilities when reports emerge of yet another organisation falling victim to a cyber-security attack but human error, not insecure systems, continues to cause the majority of incidents. Heard that cyber-crime and hacking attacks are on the rise and wondering whether your systems and security measures will withstand the assault when Read More…

  • August 19 2019 Small businesses unprepared for the latest wave of scams

    More than half (53%) of small business owners are worried their business will be scammed Despite this, two thirds don’t train their staff in scam awareness and prevention On average, Australian small businesses lose almost $40,000 per scam Over half of Australian small business owners are concerned their business will be scammed, yet a quarter do not have processes Read More…

  • August 16 2019 One in five Australian small businesses lose more than a month each year due to IT woes

    One in five Australian small businesses waste nearly up to five working weeks annually due to IT disruptions according to new research by Melbourne-based digital agency, WebOracle. The research surveyed more than 200 Australian small business operators and owners aged between 25 and 54 on the most common IT woes and the impact on business Read More…

  • August 12 2019 Five steps to make your IT team smarter

    “People are our greatest asset.” It’s a common enough aspirational slogan, but how often does it seem businesses believe it? IT teams—as usual—may have the supporting data: according to the latest Solar Winds®IT Trends Report, 28% of technology professionals engage in training only a couple of times a year, yet 42% would prefer weekly training Read More…