Contactless payments offer frictionless new ways to engage shoppers

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Shopper behaviour defined how businesses responded to COVID-19, with hygienic service and payment practices among the quickest areas to transform in order to meet changing customer expectations. Independent research commissioned by Adyen, shows that even as we emerge from the pandemic, consumers want the pleasure of making a purchase without worrying about their safety. They also expect businesses… Continue reading Contactless payments offer frictionless new ways to engage shoppers

5 ways your business could benefit from open source technology

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Here are five reasons why open source technologies are beneficial for businesses looking to stay competitive in digital transformation…

Google and Facebook challenge news bargaining code in Senate inquiry

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Facebook and Google took Australian media head-on in a Senate inquiry by Australia’s competition watchdog on Friday, 22nd January. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) pushed for a new Bill to be passed to force the tech giants to pay news publishers for their content, including any links and snippets hosted on their platforms.… Continue reading Google and Facebook challenge news bargaining code in Senate inquiry

How focusing on a unique part of the problem led to 13,361 per cent growth: With You With Me

Tom Larter (Head of Customer Success), Luke Rix (Co-Founder) and Tom Moore (Co-Founder and CEO)

With You With Me (WYWM) is a workforce technology platform that helps upskill veterans through training, education and recruitment. In 2019, WYWM won Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 and Tech Fast 500 programs because of its explosive growth rate of 13,361 per cent. We sat down with co-founder Luke Rix to discuss why they founded WYWM,… Continue reading How focusing on a unique part of the problem led to 13,361 per cent growth: With You With Me

Cybersecurity threats increasing during pandemic

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) have warned that a surge of scams and malicious cyber security threats have hit businesses since March 2020. We explore what this means for SMEs and how you can protect your business. What are the major cyber security risks facing SMEs? Research from the ACCC revealed that business email… Continue reading Cybersecurity threats increasing during pandemic

ACCC attacks Google over ‘misinformation’

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accused Google of releasing “misinformation” about the Federal Government’s plan to make them bargain with Australian news companies over payments for news content. Last month the ACCC delivered a draft code of conduct (the draft News Media Bargaining Code) governing bargaining between Google, Facebook and news media… Continue reading ACCC attacks Google over ‘misinformation’

Let’s talk: Technology and business

Technology advancement has never been more important than in 2020, with the pandemic revealing the true importance of digital transformation and efficiency. Businesses with solid technology support in place were able to move to a WFH model much more seamlessly than those without, which of course, will have had not-so-great knock-on effects further down the… Continue reading Let’s talk: Technology and business

Startups and digital transformation will be key to COVID-19 recovery

Vu Tran, co-founder at Go1, talks us through why he thinks startups and digital transformation will be key in the economic recovery from COVID-19 in Australia.  It would be an understatement for me to say that COVID-19 has changed the world and indeed the way many of us live. In Australia, though tragic in terms… Continue reading Startups and digital transformation will be key to COVID-19 recovery

Canva and Finder sign agreements to close gender gap in tech

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Aussie graphic design platform Canva and comparison site Finder have both recently inked agreements with social impact business Project F, signing up to a strategic program to address the gender gap in tech, and the female representation in their tech teams. Program 50/50, which Canva commenced in November and Finder in March, is a unique… Continue reading Canva and Finder sign agreements to close gender gap in tech