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Accounting
Four factors to consider when choosing the right job accounting solution
Progressive job-based businesses can achieve success by strengthening their ability to quantify every cost attributable to the delivery of an outcome for a customer.
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Data Protection
Five signs your business is ready to move to the cloud
Many organisations are thinking about moving to the cloud. But what are the signs you are ready, and what are the reasons to move?
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Employment
Majority of APAC CFOs concerned about rising wages
"In challenging times, CFOs look to determine how they can do things differently and as a result, new ideas about future growth emerge."
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Infrastructure
New Uptime analysis highlights worsening downtime costs and consequences
New data from Uptime Institute has found that downtime costs and consequences are worsening as those involved in data infrastructure fail to find ways to curb outages.
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Digital Transformation
SMEs investing in digitisation, despite cost challenges
Since gaining incredible momentum over the past couple of years, digital transformation of business operations by local SMEs hasn't slowed down.
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Manufacturing
High demand from electronics makers sparks computer chip shortage
A global shortage of computer chips is likely to persist for another 18 months, according to an Australasian manufacturing business.
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Cloud
Experian report finds data quality linked heavily to business success
The Global Data Management Report by Experian found that 75% of businesses that improved data quality in 2021 also exceeded their business objectives. 
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Ransomware
APAC organisations forking out millions due to ransomware
“Our research shows that critical infrastructure security is at a pivotal juncture, where threats are proliferating and evolving, but there’s also a growing collective interest and desire in protecting our most essential systems."
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Apple iPhone
Three years to afford an iPhone? New global data reveals how long it could take you
The affordability of the latest iPhone model has been put to the test in a new global study, and New Zealanders may have to start saving their pennies.
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Internet of Things
IoT technology set to help provide safer community housing
IoT technology is being utilised by Auckland community housing provider Community of Refuge Trust (CORT) to help 550+ of its tenants receive better, healthier homes.
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Remote Working
New Citrix study says employees prefer remote work to office work
According to a new poll conducted by Citrix, nearly 80% of employees say they would rather work in a hybrid way, and more than 70% would prefer to remain fully remote.
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Customer experience
Poor customer experience could cost Aus businesses up to $69bn every year
Nearly nine in ten Aussies say they were dissatisfied with their experiences as customers in 2021, according to the Qualtrics 2022 Global Consumer Trends.
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Business Continuity
Apptio launches Cloudability Shift to aid A/NZ cloud migration
As a cloud financial management solution, Cloudability Shift enables companies to analyse, plan and track migrations to public cloud.
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Konica Minolta
The three key areas to make businesses battle-ready in 2021
Focusing on these three areas will help businesses position themselves to take full advantage of the opportunities they see without incurring undue risk.
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Kaspersky
Businesses can save on the hefty cost of a security breach if they're honest
SMBs and enterprises that disclose breaches proactively tend to experience 40% less financial damage, according to new research from Kaspersky.
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Gartner
Gartner: The 10 rules CIOs must follow for rapid IT cost reduction
CIOs need to approach cost cutting in the least damaging way to the medium-and long-term health of the business."
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Cost
'Cash is king' and changing plans: new study looks at IT costing trends
The survey data details significant cuts to IT budgets and shifting business priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic fallout.
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Machine learning
The trouble with data hoarding — and how to fix It
A lot of companies have become data Hoarders, and they'll soon find themselves struggling with the cost of managing it all.
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Marketing
Adobe Advertising Cloud deploys initiative to deliver fee transparency
Adobe says the partnerships will address an industry-wide issue of cost transparency for marketers.
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Productivity
Research: Dell Boomi says get connected or pay the price
The company's survey on connectivity found that the level of organisational connectivity is set to nearly double within a six-year period
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Printers
Four simple ways to reduce your printing costs
While paper usage in the office has certainly reduced in recent years, the paperless office is still not quite a reality - here's some tips to save.