Tech
  • January 14 2020 Easy ways data may be leaving your organisation – without your knowledge

    Data privacy is a non-negotiable in today’s workplace. But data protection can be complex to implement and difficult to monitor risk, meaning that not all organisations have the capacity or the expertise to keep up to scratch. According to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), data breaches in Australia have increased by 700% Read More…

  • January 13 2020 What does an Artificial Intelligence Specialist actually do?

    In mid December, LinkedIn revealed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist was the top emerging job for 2020; this may not be of much surprise but it does beg the question of what AI specialists actually do, and what the job entails. What are the exact skills and knowledge businesses need from AI Specialists? Artificial Intelligence is a huge Read More…

  • January 6 2020 Digital transformations hindered by cyber risks

    Global cybersecurity company, Forcepoint, has recently unveiled the results of an Australian study conducted by IT analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Half of the respondents believed that digital transformation is hindered by cyber risks. The findings show that Australian businesses of all sizes have a concerning approach to digitalisation – in that they don’t involve Read More…

  • December 19 2019 How will chatbots transform customer engagement in 2020?

    2019 has been the year of customer empowerment. The days of struggling to get hold of a customer service agent are over. Due to the proliferation of technology, streamlined communication between consumers and businesses has never been so strong. As part of this advancement to bring customers and agents closer together, conversational interfaces, such as Read More…

  • December 18 2019 Energy infratech, Aurtra, receives $2 million from Sydney Angels and Uniseed

    Energy infratech start-up, Aurtra, has received a total of $2 million from Australia’s largest angel investment group, Sydney Angels, venture fund, Uniseed and other investors. Aurtra, a start-up based in Brisbane, was co-founded by Terry Woodcroft, Stephan McRae, and Richard Harris, who each have extensive experience launching new international products from Australia and growing businesses. Read More…

  • December 17 2019 Tech-averse SMEs are hindering their own success

    Tech-averse SMEs are missing out on the benefits that technology can provide for their business through the use of accounting software, apps and add-ons.  Forty-one per cent of accountants and bookkeepers say at least half of their small to medium sized enterprise (SME) clients provide paper documentation rather than electronic documentation, research by MYOB has Read More…

  • December 13 2019 Is sending a text the most effective marketing strategy?

    If you’re a marketing manager or business owner, you may be interested in hearing the news from MessageMedia – that sending a text (SMS marketing) is currently the most effective marketing method. Today, people are time-poor and have a short attention span – we all know this first-hand. Add those two things together, and it Read More…

  • December 10 2019 Why you don’t need a tech degree to work in a tech company 

    The tech industry is fluid and rapidly evolving alongside a raft of new innovations. There is one constant throughout all of this: demand for workers. Many young Australians rule out the idea that they can work in tech because they lack a degree specialising in an area like Computer Science or Information Technology. However, the Read More…

  • December 3 2019 SMEs can use digital tools to grow, they just need to know how

    A vast array of digital tools are available for SMEs to connect with their customers and grow their business, however, it can be challenging to keep up with the constant emergence of new technology. My work as Gumtree’s Head of Motors, which sees me in charge of driving growth for the platform, is driven by Read More…

  • December 2 2019 Report: 4 in 5 organisations are using 20 year old payroll tech

    New data has revealed that 83 per cent of organisations are using payroll technology developed 20 years ago or more. The findings come at a time when a wage underpayment epidemic is sweeping across some of Australia’s biggest companies… The data comes from the 2019 Payroll Benchmarking Report, an annual study by the Australian Payroll Read More…

  • November 28 2019 Have your phones stopped ringing? This may be why

    Today, while our phones are never out of reach, we largely avoid talking on the phone. Ironically, most people use mobile phones primarily for email, texts, internet search, social media and other apps rather than as a phone (ie. to make and receive calls)! Why? It’s true that there are many other forms of digital Read More…

  • November 25 2019 Why the payments industry needs to champion workforce diversity

    It’s an undeniable fact that the financial services industry is currently undergoing massive changes. While a stable global payment ecosystem is more critical than ever, the advent of neobanks and open banking are challenging industry norms and ushering in a new era of disruption. For decades, the incumbent financial institutions and payment solution providers dominated Read More…

  • November 5 2019 Seven Aussie businesses among the world’s leading fintechs

    Seven Australian fintechs have been included in KPMG’s and H2 Ventures’s annual list of the world’s leading fintechs, selected alongside the world’s leading players, announced today by Fintech Innovators.  Cross-border payment provider Airwallex is the highest ranked Australian firm at #32 on the Top 50 Established firms, having risen from #49 in 2018. It’s followed Read More…

  • November 1 2019 Want to boost business revenue? Then you best invest in tech, says new report

    Small businesses could potentially see an average 4.7 per cent increase in revenue each year if they upped their technology spend, a report has found. This is supported by recent insights from Xero that have also highlighted that small businesses benefit hugely from investing in tech; small businesses that increase their spend on information and communications technology (ICT) Read More…

  • October 28 2019 How IT professionals can “tech up” and beat their daily grind

    Tech skills are in demand due the huge digital shift we are seeing across all industries, and tech teams within businesses are under pressure everyday to meet deadlines, deliver projects and solve problems.  Patrick Hubbard, from SolarWinds, explains how IT professionals can overcome this pressure and high workload to ensure that they are continuing their Read More…