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  • 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…

  • October 24 2019 Creating an app for your business

    ‘There’s an app for that’ might be a commonly repeated phrase, but it’s also an incredibly true one. As of 2019, there were 2.46 million apps in the Google Play store and 1.96 million in Apple’s App Store. In almost every category you can think of, there’s an app to serve our exact needs. While Read More…

  • October 24 2019 Majority of Aussie consumers will switch businesses due to ‘disconnected’ experience

    A new global study carried out by MuleSoft, a software company for building application networks, shows that four out of five consumers are receiving ‘disconnected’ experiences from businesses. In Australia, 79% of consumers believe organisations in at least one of the five sectors surveyed – banking, insurance, retail, healthcare and public sector – provide a Read More…

  • October 23 2019 Five ways AI could improve your next meeting

    It may not be noticeable to most, but AI is now rooted in many aspects of our lives. From voice assistants, to the cars we drive, to social media and shopping – AI is integrated into a multitude of everyday processes. It should be of little surprise that AI is also becoming heavily embedded in Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Body transformation startup gets AI make-over ahead of overseas expansion

    Health-tech app Equalution is partnering with the emerging tech start-up, Devika, to deliver an agile Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution to their users.  Devika will be supporting the Sydney based startup with the integration of AI into the already successful body transformation app as the company gears up for global expansion. The collaboration will streamline the Equalution platform’s user experience Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Aussie resistance to change leading to tech lag

    In order to stay globally competitive, businesses need to invest in their staff, building future-ready and technology-focused skills. However, independent research by specialised recruiter Robert Half shows that Australian employers find it significantly more challenging to train and hire staff to implement new technologies compared to their global peers. 87% of Australian business leaders say Read More…

  • 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…