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  • 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…

  • August 12 2019 The importance of strong cyber security now and in the future

    By Simon Eid, Area Vice President, Australia and New Zealand The threat landscape is constantly evolving, and businesses are coming to understand that no-one is immune to a cyber-attack. To best prepare for a potential attack, businesses need to aware of the risks and ensure cyber security is ingrained with day-to-day operations. With a number Read More…

  • August 8 2019 Launching an app? Here are the top hacks for making it viral

    As of 2017, there were more than 2.8 million Apps on the Google Play Store and 2.2 million Apps on Apple’s App Store, the two leading App stores in the world. Despite these large numbers, only a handful of Apps gain the attention of users. According to Anushka Bandara, co-founder and chief executive officer of Elegant Media, Australia’s leading App Read More…

  • August 5 2019 Gender is still the biggest hurdle facing tech talent shortage: new research

    With predications that the Australian technology industry will face a shortage of 200,000 skilled workers in the next five years, businesses need to revaluate their diversity and inclusion policies if they want to fill their roles and remain competitive on a global scale, urges tech talent experts Halcyon Knights. According to a study of 1000 Read More…

  • August 1 2019 ANZ workforce ahead of curve in acceptance of advanced training technology

    A recent employee survey conducted by global technology leader Genesys, revealed a significantly higher acceptance of advanced training technology by Australian and New Zealand employees, compared to those surveyed in other regions. Respondents from Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) had the highest combined positive attitude towards technology in the workplace (at 88%). In addition, they also Read More…

  • August 1 2019 How the world’s best social media managers are using LinkedIn

    By Susan Horn, Head of Content Marketing and Creative Services at Keep Left These days, according to Edelman’s 2019 Trust Barometer, 59% of people trust a brand’s social media presence over and above their advertising (41%). Clearly, with more than 3 billion people using social media (and counting), it’s incredibly important to nail this mode Read More…

  • July 31 2019 Collaborative AI: The Future of Small Business in Australia

    Running a small business is rewarding but challenging. In fact, respondents in one survey cited it as bigger source of stress than children. And yet, with 4.8 million people working in 2.1 million small businesses in Australia, they also make up the largest employment sector. Improving life for small business ripples throughout the whole community. Read More…

  • July 23 2019 How businesses can utilise VR and AR for a competitive advantage

    Byline: CEO and Founder of Devika, Ken Kencevski The rise of VR and AR When Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) first started to emerge in the marketplace many people thought that it was the next evolution for just video games, but it’s application has been more than that. VR and AR have the Read More…