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How AI is transforming the Australian workforce
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Generative AI is reshaping Australia’s workforce, with technology skills now integral to the economy. Embracing AI could unlock billions of dollars by 2030, but requires an understanding of its intricacies and a stronger pipeline of tech workers.
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Synspective & Fujitsu Vietnam unite for disaster defence boost
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Japanese satellite firm Synspective and Fujitsu Vietnam collaborate to bolster Vietnam's disaster defences and to advance socio-economic growth with space tech.
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NZ business leaders anticipate growth & government support in 2024
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Datacom's survey of New Zealand business leaders sheds light on a strategic focus on growth for 2024, with promising optimism for improved government support and industry backing, despite ongoing productivity challenges.
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Great Office Return sees 92% of firms initiate mandatory in-office policy
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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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Australia poised to maximise AI benefits with new risk-based approach
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Australia's Federal government's risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation is seen as a critical move for Australia's economy and societal growth, according to ACS.
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ST Engineering unveils new advanced security platform
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ST Engineering has launched its next-gen AGIL Secure Integrated Security Management Platform at Indonesia's Dhoho Kediri International Airport.
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Consumer NZ unveils guide to aid Kiwis in cost-of-living squeeze
Fri, 29th Dec 2023
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Consumer NZ launches has introduced a new guide to assist New Zealanders in making significant savings in 2024 amid the cost-of-living squeeze.
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Kiwis hopeful of economic upswing amidst looming concerns
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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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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ASB bank rolls out Clean Tech Fund for New Zealand's green startups
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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ASB bank launches Clean Tech Fund to financially back New Zealand's green technology start-ups with up to $5m each.
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ISG secures contract to build secondary 30MW data centre in Slough
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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ISG will construct a second datacentre with a 30MW capacity in Slough, marking a new phase for UK's largest data centre hub. .
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E-CTC calls for better online trade support for small businesses
Tue, 5th Dec 2023
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E-Commerce Trade Commission (E-CTC) campaigners for enhanced online trade support to boost UK small business growth.
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Isle of Man launches biggest Innovation Challenge to tackle global business issues
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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Isle of Man announces largest Innovation Challenge, seeking global enterprises to pitch solutions for key business issues.
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AI could alleviate rising Australian burnout rates
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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AI could curb Australia's rising burnout rates and boost workforce productivity, according to new research from HubSpot.
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Digital Poverty Alliance hosts UK discussions on inclusive technology future
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Digital Poverty Alliance leads industry talks on eradicating digital poverty for a more inclusive UK tech future.
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Creativity deficit looms amid time and funds challenges
Sat, 14th Oct 2023
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VistaPrint study reveals a creativity deficit as tech erodes authenticity; this is despite its benefits like mood boost.
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Australians having hard time paying for telco services
Thu, 12th Oct 2023
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Phone and internet complaints in Australia have decreased by 16.5%, but complaints about mobile services remain high, according to Optus.
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NZ tech firms RUSH and Downer to develop road safety AI
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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New Zealand technology company RUSH and Downer Transport & Infrastructure have secured funding to develop AI technology to increase road safety.
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PC market continues on downward spiral as global volumes drop
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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While most of the top 5 vendors experienced double-digit declines during the quarter, Apple experienced an outsized decline.
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UK's FinTech sector thrives: Driving growth & social impact
Sat, 7th Oct 2023
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UK FinTech's booming, fueling growth and positive social impact, according to a new report by Innovate Finance and Accenture.
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Next decade to see us mining landfills for valuable resources: ISB Global CEO
Thu, 5th Oct 2023
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Mining landfills may become a reality in the next decade as resources deplete, warns Chris Williams, CEO of ISB Global.
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Government selects ICEYE to strengthen disaster response
Thu, 7th Sep 2023
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ICEYE will empower national and provincial agencies throughout Australia to enhance country-wide resilience and supply flood and bushfire hazard data.
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Australian unions link with hi-tech company Loyalty Now
Thu, 24th Aug 2023
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Australian workers struggling with cost-of-living pressures will be able to get cash back on day-to-day purchases under a new hi-tech program.
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High cost of Privileged Access Management preventing deployment
Thu, 24th Aug 2023
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While 91% of IT leaders are better protected with Privileged Access Management, they are seeking more affordable solutions amid economic downturn.
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1.1 million SMEs risk collapse in current UK economy: CyberSmart
Fri, 4th Aug 2023
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According to the survey, 15% of senior SME leaders are willing to commit accounting/tax fraud or evasion to ensure survival.