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GenAI sparks hope & unease for tech and telcos in 2024
3 days ago
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productivity
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inflation
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growth
Onebite research brings hope and concerns for tech and telcos in 2024, highlighting fears about Generative AI.
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Workers feel undervalued, spurring job change considerations
5 days ago
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productivity
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millennials
Major perception gap unveiled in Australian workplaces, as 65% of employees don't feel appreciated by their managers.
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How manufacturers can use real-time data to shape better business strategies
5 days ago
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cx
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martech
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erp
Amidst surging inflation in Australia, manufacturers can use real-time data and ERP systems to shape fluid, effective business strategies.
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5 supply chain strategies to prepare for inflation & potential recession
Last week
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inflation
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investment
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business
As inflation spikes and a potential recession looms, businesses must adapt their supply chains with resilience and agility, preparing to not only survive, but thrive amid a changing economic landscape.
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Skills shortage impairs Singapore's tech growth, reveals salary guide
This month
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wfh
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testing
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inflation
New research by Morgan McKinley reveals Singapore's tech growth held back in 2023 due to a shortage of skilled candidates, with 76% of hirers finding recruitment competitive.
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Airtime Rewards & O2 launch exclusive cashback campaign in February
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cx
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martech
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inflation
Airtime Rewards and O2 give an economic boost through an exclusive cashback initiative in February, allowing O2 customers to offset phone bills with purchases from over 180 retail partners.
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SMEs remain bullish, planning growth despite economic challenges
Last month
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investment
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cba
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inflation
Despite high inflation and rising interest rates, 80% of SMEs plan strategies for growth in 2024, underpinned by a focus on innovation, investment, and staff training, says a CBA-YouGov study.
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Great Office Return sees 92% of firms initiate mandatory in-office policy
Last month
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inflation
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retail
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cios
Amid the 2023 'Year of the Great Office Return', 92% of UK firms enacted mandatory in-office policies leading to 40% reinstating a full workweek, despite notable commuting costs and disruptions.
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Document automation strategies for Asia Pacific financial services in 2024
Last month
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microsoft
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document management
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ecm
In 2024, Asia Pacific financial firms are leaning into document automation strategies to enhance productivity, in a climate of rapid change boosted by pandemic, inflation, and employee disengagement.
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Global economy faces uncertainty amid AI disruption, survey reveals
Last month
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compliance
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world economic forum
Survey ahead of World Economic Forum reveals geopolitical turmoil, financing conditions and AI disruption are set to create a year of global economic unpredictability.
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SMEs leaning on remote work as a primary cost-saving measure
Last month
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cybersecurity
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber threats
79% of SMEs are adopting remote work for significant cost cuts, despite risks to cybersecurity and strain on funding, reveals a new study.
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UK tech sectors battle component & skills shortages
Last month
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cloud services
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sales
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connectivity
UK's electronics, telecoms, and electrical sectors are grappling with major component and skills shortages, severely impacting their performance, a new report suggests.
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Global M&A hits low in Q4 2023 amid economic challenges
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asia pacific
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m&a
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inflation
M&A activity in Q4-2023 witnessed a record low due to factors like inflation and geopolitical instability, making deal numbers slide 27% globally.
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SAP announces Angela Colantuono as new President for Australian & NZ markets
Last month
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advanced persistent threat protection
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digital transformation
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partner programmes
Angela Colantuono has succeeded Damien Bueno as the new President and Managing Director for SAP Australia and New Zealand, aiming to accelerate customer's move to cloud.
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Australian firms forecast 29% rise in Q1 2024 hiring rates
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inflation
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employment
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japan
Australian firms anticipate a robust Q1 2024, predicting a 29% spike in hiring rates - a historical high despite slight Q4 2023 dip.
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Global smart TV shipments expected to drop in 2023, IDC reveals
Fri, 29th Dec 2023
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amazon
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xiaomi
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samsung
Global smart TV shipments are expected to decrease by 5.5% in 2023, with zero growth in 2024, according to the IDC, amid economic challenges and consumer demand shifts. However, the Indian market bucks this trend showing robust growth.
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Global IPO market concludes 2023 with $123.2 billion despite mixed trends
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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inflation
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market
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ipo
Global IPO market in 2023 nets $123.2b with 1,298 IPOs, highlighting mixed trends and regional contrasts.
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Investors doubt sincerity of corporate sustainability reports, PwC survey reveals
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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ai
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inflation
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cios
94% of investors doubt the credibility of corporations' sustainability reports, suggests 2023 PwC Global Survey.
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Kiwis hopeful of economic upswing amidst looming concerns
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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climate change
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inflation
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cios
In contrast to the global outlook, New Zealanders are more optimistic about the future economic climate, according to the latest Global Predictions Survey.
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Clubfunders & PokitPal partner to make Australian sports club memberships affordable
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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inflation
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pokitpal
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sports
Clubfunders and PokitPal collaborate on a Cash Back Membership Payment solution, aiming to make sports club memberships in Australia more affordable.
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Businesses battle inflation, delaying tech investments
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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edutech
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bi
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big data
Inflation leads to Australian firms postponing tech investments as 90% grapple with deteriorating cash flows, says Endava study.
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Antifragility touted as key for ANZ businesses amidst economic turbulence
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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partner programmes
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compliance
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investment
Amid economic instability, ANZ businesses are encouraged to embrace 'antifragility', turning challenges into growth chance.
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Positive outlook for tech sector predicted in CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2024
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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outsourcing
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advanced persistent threat protection
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Positive predictions for 2024's tech sector, spanning various branches, are revealed in CompTIA's latest report.
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Information & communication sector shows resilience to inflation
Mon, 11th Dec 2023
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edutech
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power / energy
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electricity
Amidst rising inflation, the information and communication sector demonstrates remarkable resilience, with less impact observed.