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Digital Inclusion stories

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Digital Poverty Alliance warns of rising UK digital divide
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DPA warns incoming UK government of escalating digital poverty, with an estimated 19 million, including one in seven adults and one in five children, suffering from the issue.
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Telehouse donates laptops boosting digital inclusion in Tower Hamlets
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Telehouse's significant donation of 40 laptops to Tower Hamlets' voluntary organisations adds to local digital inclusion, aiding improved online learning experiences and operational efficiency.
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Bupa teams with Nexer for digital inclusivity boost
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Bupa UK seeks to enhance digital inclusivity for its 45 million customers, using Nexer Digital's expertise for full compliance with the upcoming European Accessibility Act in 2025.
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JULO hits $120 million annual recurring revenue, boosts financial inclusion
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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Indonesian digital finance platform JULO achieves over USD $120 million in annual recurring revenue, adds a 50% rise in loan disbursement and records breakeven point, underpinning its mission of financial inclusion.
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Sir Peter Rigby named honorary chair of Aston's Digital Futures Institute
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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Renowned British business leader, Sir Peter Rigby, is appointed honorary chair of Aston University's new Digital Futures Institute, offering expertise and connections to foster digital inclusion and innovation.
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'Accessing Connection' report sheds light on LGBTI digital divide
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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digital divide
'Accessing Connection' report by ILGA World unveils the extensive digital divide faced by the global LGBTI community, as they grapple with issues impacting digital inclusion.
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Indian woman's bedtime story aids AI & financial knowledge
Fri, 9th Feb 2024
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microsoft
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Baby Rajaram Bokale's bedtime readings make a wider social impact in India, training AI in overlooked languages and gaining key financial knowledge through a Karya initiative.
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auDA Foundation awards 15 grants for digital inclusion projects
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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digital inclusion
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The auDA Foundation issues 15 grants, each worth $40,000, for projects enhancing digital inclusion and innovation targeting various demographics, including rural communities, people with disabilities, and Indigenous Australians.
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Cisco reaches goal of impacting one billion lives early
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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digital transformation
Cisco surpasses its goal of positively affecting one billion lives globally through its technology, a year ahead of schedule.
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auDA shows commitment to secure .au domain in 2022-23 annual report
Mon, 23rd Oct 2023
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cloud services
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compliance
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it infrastructure
auDA details its dedication to securing a reliable .au domain amid an increased demand from Australians in its 2022-23 report.
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Push for visually impaired inclusion during Blindness Awareness Month
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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National Blindness Awareness Month shines a spotlight on digital exclusion, affecting over 2 million visually impaired UK internet users.
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Paymentology and Mastercard partner to foster financial inclusion
Wed, 16th Aug 2023
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The partnership will ensure a more robust financial ecosystem in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, by helping the population access the digital economy.
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Mastercard brings Fijians into digital payment ecosystem
Fri, 21st Jul 2023
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commerce systems
Mastercard has partnered with Vodafone Fiji to provide a new way of paying in-store and online, both at home and abroad, with the launch of M-PAiSA Mastercard.
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Can AI really learn? And can we learn to work with it?
Mon, 3rd Apr 2023
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The biggest controversy around AI is whether it can actually learn or if it only does what it is programmed to do. So far, the answer is 'yes and no.'.
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IWD 2023: It's simple - Empowered women empower women
Thu, 9th Mar 2023
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There was a time when she sat at the boardroom table with just one other woman present, but today Jean says she sees a lot more women becoming leaders.
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IWD 2023: Breaking Barriers for Women in the African Tech Industry
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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While the number of women in senior leadership roles is increasing (such as mine), progress is sluggish, and women continue to encounter barriers to success.
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IWD 2023: Women in tech and innovation - the next frontier of fashion
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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women in technology
Combining the powerful force of technology with the personal and emotional threads of fashion is currently underrepresented and underappreciated in Australia.
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IWD 2023: 5 ways to create more balanced experiences in the workplace
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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Findings from the Qualtrics study highlight the diverse gender experience gaps that exist in workplaces across Australia and New Zealand.
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IWD 2023: Turning Our DEI Analysis Inward for Lessons on Women in Tech
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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women in technology
Going into this case study, we expected that we would gain an understanding of systemic factors that help bring more women into tech.
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IWD 2023: Women disrupting tech - Leading the charge in innovation and inclusion
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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The gender gap in the tech industry is still a prevalent issue, but progress is being made through initiatives and female leadership.
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IWD 2023: Why Women Are the Answer to Cybersecurity’s Talent Shortage
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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cybersecurity
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Despite progress made in bringing more women into the industry over the last few years, they still only make up 25% of the global cybersecurity workforce.
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IWD 2023: Creating opportunities through education and sponsoring
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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women in technology
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Making our digital world more gender-balanced requires both including more women in tech roles, as well as creating an environment for them.
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IWD 2023: Taking two steps forward towards gender equity in a hybrid working world
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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women in technology
Hybrid work arrangements have the potential to create gaps between those who work from home and those who work in the office, regardless of gender.
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IWD 2023: We can’t leave women behind in this digital-first world
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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We're so clearly already living in a digital-first world, so how do we start to solve the issue of the lack of gender balance in tech?.