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Transitioning to a hybrid workforce - Expert insight from a technology chief at Poly

Transitioning to a hybrid workforce – Expert insight from a technology chief at Poly

Ultimately hybrid working is a change that offers both employees and employers flexibility and choice, where collaboration and communication drive productivity, and where businesses thrive through motivated and engaged teams.
Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business - Fast chief's insight

Why bad checkout experiences are hurting small business – Insight from a chief at...

If you want to sell something – anything – online, Fast makes it easy for you to do so.
Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation - A Vend founder's take

Operating in the cloud to drive retail innovation – A Vend founder’s take

While this was once dependent almost exclusively on beautiful products and memorable service, savvy retailers are now leveraging the power of the cloud technology to build sophisticated, streamlined and sustainable businesses.
Stone & Chalk acquires Ribit, digital matchmaker for students and businesses

Stone & Chalk acquires Ribit, digital matchmaker for students and businesses

We will continue to ensure that students from every institution around Australia can access the most rewarding jobs and career opportunities in the country and to ensure as much talent as possible is able to flow to the sectors with the highest growth potential.
Neuromersiv just received a million dollars in grant funding for VR neurorehabilitation

Neuromersiv, a MedTech startup developing a VR solution for neurorehabilitation just received $1 million...

“We plan to position ourselves as a world-leading, clinically validated VR based rehabilitation therapy solution”, Neuromersiv’s CEO, Anshul Dayal said.
COVID-induced digital transformation in different industries - MessageMedia

How different industries are taking on COVID-induced digital transformation

We’re seeing an understandable surge in requests for SMS, not only because of its high cut-through but also because of app fatigue.
Aussie blockchain platform revolutionises board and shareholder management

Aussie entrepreneur revolutionises board and company shareholder management with digital blockchain-powered platform

Digital minute taking, document signatures and storage underpinned by secure blockchain technology replaces inefficient, costly and environmentally damaging paper-based administration.
Wrappt founders: Chris Osborne, Nick James, David Steel and Ryan Miller

QLD start-up Wrappt has been awarded $200,000 to tackle video innovation

Queensland startup Wrappt has been awarded $200,000 in Advance Queensland’s latest Ignite Ideas funding round, with a plan to help businesses revolutionise the way they create video.
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Befriending technology: Here are tools to help small businesses work smarter

While post-lockdown restrictions are easing, the situation remains complex in Australia and there are many restrictions that remain which will prevent businesses returning to ‘normal’ for the foreseeable future.
Nathalie Taquet, Founder and CEO of Bottli and eBottli

This new Australian technology is defending local wine exports against predicted $4.3 trillion global...

A new Australian-developed technology suite called eBottli has launched, with the potential to defend our wine export industry against the booming global trade in counterfeit wines.
Sprout Stack

Meet this Australian agtech startup that is growing food in shipping containers

An ambitious agtech startup based on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Sprout Stack is where technology meets traditional agriculture.
Mathspace Founder and CEO Mohamad Jebara

NAPLAN no more: Why coronavirus disruption is already having a positive impact on Australia’s...

The value and effectiveness of summative assessments like NAPLAN have long been debated by education experts in Australia. Now, the disruption caused by coronavirus is forcing a change in the way student learning and performance is measured.
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COVID-19 restrictions may ease but payments have moved online for good

For the payments industry, the biggest difference is the fact that we have a virtual world to replace aspects of the real world in ways we did not at the height of the GFC in 2008.
Kaddy founders, Rich Coombes and Mike Abbott

B2B beverages marketplace Kaddy has secured $3.5 million in funding

The idea for Kaddy was born in between surfs and beers where the pair would discuss a shared frustration with the antiquated ordering and payment methods in the beverages industry.
Kyle Turner, Pearlii

DentalTech startup Pearlii launches to deliver free dental screening and education

Founded in Melbourne, Pearlii provides people with access to free, fast, and safe at home dental check-ups, no matter their income or personal situation.
LIGR co-founders Luke McCoy and Adam Burke

Investible joins Alston Elliot Graphics to invest in the future of sports broadcast

Much like Canva has disrupted the traditional graphic design industry, LIGR has developed an automated, templated, and easy to use graphics software platform for live sports streams.

Getting a cure for COVID-19 to market: the truth behind how clinical trials work

As the number of people infected by COVID-19 surpasses 2 million, its impact on every aspect of our lives continues to escalate....

Will robots take over? How automatisation will influence different jobs [SPONSORED]

Even though technology is an amazing invention, it sure has downsides. Automation will streamline operations in different sectors, but it will displace many jobs as well.
Kathryn Carter, General Manager, Snap Inc. ANZ

How Australian SMEs can find and grab online opportunities during COVID-19

As Australian businesses continue operations during these unprecedented times, we know many within the community are reaching out for guidance and support.

Do you trust your cloud provider to protect your data? Well… maybe you shouldn’t

Can businesses rely solely on their cloud service provider such as Google or Amazon Web Services (AWS) for data protection?

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The Gaddie Pitch in three simple sentences with Antony Gaddie and...

The personal elevator pitch is an essential tool in the entrepreneur’s utility belt. Your pitch is also essential for success on the web, for placement on landing pages, in emails and blogs. The medium might change but rarely will the structure of an effective pitch. Antony Gaddie is the creator of “the Gaddie Pitch,” an internationally-renowned set of tactics designed to help business owners deliver an effective elevator pitch, time and time again.

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How to pitch sales and marketing ideas to your boss with...

If you work in sales and marketing, part of your job is to demonstrate your value. In fact, this is a universal rule in any workplace. So, how do you get the attention of your immediate boss – team leaders, sales managers, marketing direc-tors, the CEO or even the Board – to, ultimately, make your ideas happen? Check out this FREE REPORT

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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