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Artificial Intelligence
Laybuy launches new AI chatbot Hugo using Ambit tech
Laybuy partners with fellow New Zealand company Ambit to launch conversational AI in a bid to support its international growth.
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Cybersecurity
New precedent for cybersecurity after legal judgement of RI Advice
In an Australian first, the Federal Court has found that RI Advice failed to adequately manage cybersecurity risks.
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Pax8
Cloud company Pax8 comes to Australia and NZ, next Asia
Pax8 is expanding into APAC and looking to modernise how businesses use cloud technology through its own cloud commerce marketplace, and support programs.
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Sensor Tower
Australia’s most downloaded apps revealed in study
Sensor Tower reveals government apps topped the list followed by the usual social media suspects, but local streaming services also made the cut.
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Cybersecurity
Australian and NZ security leaders want better innovation
Vectra research finds most Australian and NZ security leaders are aware their solutions are ineffective, with 58% buying a product that's failed at least once.
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Cybersecurity
Mastercard and Openly partners to boost privacy and security
Mastercard and Australian company Openly have teamed up to provide organisations a complete view of their supply chain privacy and cyber risk posture.
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Singapore
Singapore, Australia and NZ emerge as cloud leaders - report
MIT Technology Review Insights and Infosys finds the three countries take the top spots in APAC, based on their cloud infrastructure, tools, and applications.
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Payment
An inside look: The State of Australian Payments 2022
Over the last three decades, the manner in which individuals spend and send money has been changing as a direct result of the emergence of new technologies.
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Sustainability
Three out of four APAC youth want to work in green economy
Accenture's latest research report finds 77% of APAC youth want a job in the green economy over the next decade.
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Sustainability
Australian businesses are prematurely discarding devices
SOTI research finds 72% of IT leaders in Australian corporations think devices are being disposed of unnecessarily, despite many having sustainability targets.
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Cloud
Limepay launches new digital B2B payment system STACK
Limepay says its new solution will help businesses improve cash flow reliability and deliver secure, convenient payment options
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APAC
Trust over data privacy hits rock bottom in APAC - survey
Imperva finds half of APAC respondents would stop using a company's services following a serious data breach - the highest number globally
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Cloud
Pinterest partners with WooCommerce and launches app
The new app gives businesses of all sizes the power to turn their product catalogues into shoppable product pins on Pinterest
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Prospa
Demand for business financing grows as businesses restock
Australian small businesses, much like businesses everywhere else in the world, have been struggling since the beginning of the pandemic.
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Australia
VULTR opens cloud data centre in Melbourne, powers DX
The new data centre offers a high-performance, easy-to-use, affordable alternative to Big Tech clouds, VULTR says.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
NCS acquires Australia's The Dialog Group for $325M
"This acquisition is a significant step in the regionalisation of NCS and leverages the combined strengths of NCS and Dialog."
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Data Insights
TechConnect hits near double revenue growth, gears up for 2022
Australian data insights company TechConnect is on track to almost double its revenue this financial year, with demand from customers rising.
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
Consumerisation tips corporate Australia to click subscribe
Millions of consumers commit to regular, ongoing payments in return for continuous access to goods and services.
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Artificial Intelligence
AI assistant tech increasingly popular in Australia
The survey shows Australian consumers are increasingly open to businesses using voice AI assistants in their communications.
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Telcos
Thank you for your service! Phone and internet complaint numbers are down in Oz
Australian consumers are becoming increasingly more satisfied with their internet and phone service providers, with new research seeing a record drop in complaints.
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Fintech
Aussie fintech Slyp raises $25M in latest funding round
Off the back of the raise, additional products and features will be expedited with Slyp announcing payment linked loyalty is on the roadmap for 2022.
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Remote Working
Aussie businesses warned of impending cyber attack amid international tensions
According to expert commentary, Australia's alliance with the United States puts it directly at risk from cyber hackers in the wake of Ukraine's ongoing standoff with Russia.
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Artificial Intelligence
Protecting Australia’s critical infrastructure with AI
In December 2015, an unprecedented cyber-attack against a power grid left nearly a quarter of a million people without electricity for hours in Ukraine. And though this incident occurred overseas, Australia is not immune to threats against critical infrastructure.
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Nitro Software
Electronic signatures are the future of business – we just need regulation to catch up
Australian business leaders have endured enough uncertainty in the past two years without having to worry about whether their signatures are worth the paper they’re printed on.