Sunday, March 26, 2023

ReTeam-ITIS: The reteamification issue hitting workplaces in Australia

Workplaces are being hit with a new kind of issue that is decimating businesses faster than the impact of COVID. It is called ‘reteam-itis’. Businesses all over the country have been operating from home remotely for the better part of three years. Some have transitioned to a hybrid model where staff come into the office occasionally for meetings and townhall events, but for the most part, workers have been doing the bulk of their work from home.

Talent shortage in Australia: How power skills can solve the skills gap

Businesses across Australia are contending with a skills gap and talent shortage, with the number of occupations experiencing a significant skills shortage almost doubling over the past year. Despite this, most business leaders continue to focus on business development. These pressures make workforce planning, hiring, and preparing for the future challenging. 

Expensify forms Steering Committee to help drive product development

Expensify, Inc., a payments superapp that helps individuals and businesses simplify the way they manage money across expenses, corporate cards, and bills, announced a partnership with accounting leaders to help shape the future of the industry for firms and clients alike.

Yugabyte announces speaker lineup for its Distributed SQL Summit Asia

Yugabyte, the leading open source distributed SQL database company, today announced the speaker lineup for the upcoming third annual Distributed SQL Summit (DSS) Asia. This year’s virtual summit, taking place on Tuesday, March 28, includes speakers from several global companies including Tokopedia, Airwallex, Novopay, Red Hat, Mindgate, Yugabyte, and more.

Evolving hospitality industry: How to keep flawless restaurant operations

There is an old saying that the only constant in life is change, and the longer it has been since the last change, the next change or challenge is even closer. There is also an understanding in business that you can not pay someone more than the value of what they produce. Lastly, you can not charge a price for a product that is higher than people can afford as they will go to a different supplier, seek a cheaper alternative or give up the product or service completely if it is not deemed a necessity. With these three basic business principles in mind, restaurants are facing headwinds right now that need decisive action if they are to survive.

Aussie micro-credentials firm RMIT Online appoints Nic Cola as its CEO

One of Australia's leading innovators in online courses and micro-credentials, RMIT Online announced the appointment of the executive Nic Cola as its new CEO. Mr. Cola has extensive experience leading digital transformation across education, media and travel sectors. Prior to RMIT Online, Mr. Cola was Open Colleges' Managing Director in Australia for over four years and oversaw the rapid growth of the group's online courses and student enrolments.

New KnowBe4 SecurityCoach joins with Cloudflare’s cloud email security

KnowBe4, the global provider of the security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, has announced that its new SecurityCoach product integrates with Cloudflare’s cloud email security. The two security organizations have collaborated together to help reduce risky behavior with product integration to support real-time security coaching.  

Latitude Financial cyber breach opens a new can of worms for Australians

The Latitude Financial attack clearly shows that criminal groups are moving to a business model of selling Australian’s highly sensitive personal information, including biometric information, on the dark web. What’s most disturbing about the Latitude Financial attack is that at least 100,000 facial images, matched with full drivers’ license details, were stollen.

Amazon Australia brings relief closer with newest Perth Disaster Relief Hub

Amazon Australia has opened its newest Disaster Relief Hub in Perth, providing a permanent store of essential supplies that can be delivered quickly and efficiently to those affected by natural disasters in Western Australia. The new Perth Disaster Relief Hub is the fourth in a network that spans the country, with other hubs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. 

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo returns home as Optus’ Chief of Optimism

Optus has partnered with the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix™ 2023, to bring speed, excitement, celebrity, and tech trackside, to one of Australia’s favourite sporting events. With Optus customers already enjoying Australia’s Fastest 5G mobile network for download speeds (as awarded by Opensignal), Optus is excited to be bringing this technology trackside with an action-packed line-up of activities for customers and event visitors alike.