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Alcatel-Lucent launches Purple on Demand in Asia Pacific
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digital transformation
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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise unveils Purple on Demand, a subscription-based communication product for APAC businesses.
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Public sector leaders champion digital experiences
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A new survey reveals 92% of public sector leaders emphasise the crucial role of seamless digital experiences in supporting their agency's mission and competitiveness.
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Australian business leaders see AI potential despite barriers
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Business leaders see major potential for AI despite facing challenges in adoption, according to a new survey by software company IFS.
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Pearcey Foundation reveals Australia 4.0 blueprint for net zero transition
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digital transformation
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cybersecurity
The Pearcey Foundation has launched a comprehensive plan highlighting the pathway and challenges for Australia's transition to a net zero economy.
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IT leaders leaning on outsourcing for DMARC implementation
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phishing
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outsourcing
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advanced persistent threat protection
Majority of IT decision-makers lacking resources and expertise to implement DMARC email authentication protocol prefer outsourcing.
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AI boosts productivity in Australian talent life cycle, says Randstad report
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digital transformation
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Australian talent management is being revolutionised by artificial intelligence (AI), with a significant productivity boost noted in a report by Randstad Enterprises.
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Udemy boosts ESG learning as CEOs seek sustainable fiscal advantages
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Udemy is offering more than 280 ESG courses to aid organisations around the globe, following a remarkable global uptick in ESG skills demand.
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Autodesk introduces Australian data storage for Construction Cloud products
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data management
Autodesk has launched a regional data storage option in Australia for selected Construction Cloud products, offering customers choice for primary project data storage location.
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Bristol tech startup Deazy appoints new CTO Marko Ivanovski
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Bristol tech firm Deazy assigns seasoned B2B software professional Marko Ivanovski as CTO to bolster its expansion into enterprise.
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NetApp 2024 report uncovers 'disrupt or die' era powered by AI
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NetApp's 2024 Cloud Complexity Report reveals a global 'disrupt or die' era powered by AI, highlighting a distinct divide between AI leaders and laggards.
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Employment Hero tackles payroll challenges with AI innovation
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payroll systems
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Employment Hero aims to reduce payroll processing times for Australian SMEs by up to 80% through the integration of advanced AI and automation technologies.
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Global tech firms boost human-centred design investment
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investment
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Over half of global tech firms plan to up investment in user-friendly software design amid increasing importance of digital accessibility.
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Basware unveils AI-powered solution to combat invoice fraud
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Basware has launched an AI-based solution, AP Protect, aimed at helping companies shield from invoice fraud and errors.
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ANZ senior leaders caution over cybersecurity, global figures differ
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cybersecurity
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organisational culture
New research reveals Australian and New Zealand senior leaders express deep concerns over managing cybersecurity risks and economic uncertainty.
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Nearly half of Australian SMEs project dip in turnover
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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investment
Australia's SMEs foresee a drop in turnover by year-end, while Prospa and Xero partner to ease financial administrative tasks for these businesses.
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GoCardless & Intuit QuickBooks target late payments for Aussie SMBs
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GoCardless and Intuit QuickBooks launch an integration for Australian SMBs to enable automatic collection and reconciliation of payments.
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Ransomware activity spikes 20%, hospitals now in crosshairs
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cybercrime
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Ransomware victims surge nearly 20% YoY in Q1 2024, with active ransomware groups increasing by 55% despite law enforcement efforts.
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Australian organisations face surge in ransomware attacks
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Despite 91% of IT decision-makers in Australia expressing confidence in their cyber risk management, a new report reveals persistent shortcomings in addressing threats, with ransomware attacks and insecure network protocols remaining a major challenge.
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Partners in Performance names two new ANZ Directors
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Australia's leading consultancy firm, Partners in Performance, welcomes new ANZ Directors, Ben Thompson and Jane Algie, bolstering their global leadership team and fuelling future growth and innovation.
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Jessica Booth steps up as Biza.io's new Chief Operations Officer
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consumer data right
Brisbane-based startup Biza.io appoints Jessica Booth as Chief Operations Officer as part of its growth strategy facing a 48% increase in employee strength within the past year.
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Kore.ai appoints Paul Rilstone as VP for Australia & New Zealand
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Kore.ai appoints industry veteran Paul Rilstone as Vice President for Australia and New Zealand, aiming to boost its presence and accelerate growth in the region.
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Customers vs banks - Where should the buck stop in preventing finance scams?
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advanced persistent threat protection
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As cybercrime rates surge, Australia's major banks grapple with responsibility for preventing financial scams, prompting critical discourse on customer versus bank account protection roles.
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Waave launches biometrically secured Waave Wallet in Australia
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digital banking
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cybersecurity
Waave launches Waave Wallet, a novel payment method using biometric security and real-time account transfer; a move to tackle cyber breaches and reduce Australia's AU$3 billion in annual merchant fees.
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Employment Hero's automated payroll to revolutionise Australian SMEs
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payroll systems
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Employment Hero acquires Employment Innovations and announces the creation of the world's first fully automated payroll process, which could save Australian SMEs as much as 80% in payroll admin time.