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Inflation stories - Page 2

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SMEs leaning on remote work as a primary cost-saving measure
Mon, 15th Jan 2024
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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
Thu, 11th Jan 2024
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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
Wed, 10th Jan 2024
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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
Wed, 10th Jan 2024
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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
Wed, 3rd Jan 2024
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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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Investors doubt sincerity of corporate sustainability reports, PwC survey reveals
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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cios
94% of investors doubt the credibility of corporations' sustainability reports, suggests 2023 PwC Global Survey.
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Global IPO market concludes 2023 with $123.2 billion despite mixed trends
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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market
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Global IPO market in 2023 nets $123.2b with 1,298 IPOs, highlighting mixed trends and regional contrasts.
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Kiwis hopeful of economic upswing amidst looming concerns
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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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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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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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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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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Amidst rising inflation, the information and communication sector demonstrates remarkable resilience, with less impact observed.
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Block Earner launches crypto-backed loans amid rising costs
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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Block Earner introduces crypto-back loans to alleviate rising living costs for Australians, leveraging blockchain technology.
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Consumers adapt spending & embrace technological shopping trends
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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vr
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Consumers lead change in global spending habits amid economic crisis, attracting to cost-effective offers and novel tech trends.
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Gartner predicts key trends in M&A landscape through 2024
Fri, 24th Nov 2023
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Gartner outlines key trends in the M&A landscape, driving focus on tech opportunities, AI adoption and regulatory complexities.
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UK firms pivot to AI as permacrisis prompts vital digital adaptations
Fri, 24th Nov 2023
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edutech
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it in healthcare
A new report reveals 78% of UK IT decision-makers plan to use AI and automation to navigate the ongoing permacrisis.
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Half of firms yet to adopt AI for business, reveals Valcon's study
Wed, 22nd Nov 2023
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Over half of surveyed businesses haven't adopted AI in their operations, despite recognising its benefits, says Valcon.
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Syncron partners with SnapLogic to enhance customer service & ROI
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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cloud services
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public cloud
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ml
SaaS solutions leader Syncron has struck a strategic partnership with SnapLogic, with the aim of boosting customer service and improving ROI.
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Access Group launches Small Business Software Grants in Australia
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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iam
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restaurants
Access Group rolls out Small Business Software Grants, offering $10,000 each to 10 Australian SMEs amid soaring costs.
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Cybersecurity tops UK, Irish tech investment priorities
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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it infrastructure
Cybersecurity remains the top tech investment focus for the second consecutive year for UK and Irish firms, a Softcat report reveals.
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Future of money could be shaped by Bitcoin and CBDCs
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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Simon Angelo explores future of money, looking into impacts of Bitcoin, banks, BRICS nations and central bank digital currencies.
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AI focus to drive global M&A activity upswing in 2024, says Gartner
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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Gartner predicts that a renewed emphasis on technology, particularly AI, will boost the global M&A market in 2024 after a downturn in activity.