Thursday, September 29, 2022

Loyal Australian banking customers call for more gratitude from providers

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Pegasystems Inc., the low-code platform provider that builds agility into the world's leading firms, unveiled the findings of its latest research into the state of customer experience in the Australian banking sector. In collaboration with Omnipoll, Pega conducted a national survey of 1,230 people aged 18+. The research reveals more than half (57%) of Australians feel their bank is more concerned with trying to sell new products and services than rewarding loyalty. 

CyberArk Ventures readies $30m to Fuel innovative cybersecurity tech

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CyberArk, a player in Identity Security, announced the launch of CyberArk Ventures – a $30 million global investment fund designed to empower the next generation of disruptors solving complex security challenges with innovative technology. CyberArk has initially aligned with four Venture Capital investors: Venrock, YL Ventures, Team8 Capital and Merlin Ventures.

KPMG Australia signs deal to acquire software integration and automation specialist Rubicon Red

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KPMG Australia has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Brisbane-headquartered enterprise software integration and automation specialist, Rubicon Red. The deal will see Rubicon Red’s team of 104 people join KPMG to provide specialist skills in intelligent automation, data engineering and software integration to mid-market organisations.

Australia’s equity crowdfunding industry booms up 89% in first quarter

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Australia’s crowd sourced funding industry has launched into 2022 with unprecedented funding volumes for the 3 months to 31 March, traditionally the CSF industry’s quietest period. Total funding volumes exceeded $10m, an 89% rise on the same period last year. This performance sits in stark contrast to the sluggish start for the broader equity capital markets, which according to data published by Refinitiv and reported by the Annual Financial Review, experienced a 58% decline in funding volumes for the three months to 31 March 2022, compared to the same time last year. 

Winning Group’s e-retailer Andoo to transform online shopping

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Australian retailer, Winning Group announced the launch of new online furniture, bedding and appliances retailer, Andoo, its new shopping destination and the home of ‘feel-good’ living. Andoo is an online destination for the entire home, featuring a curated range of bedding, furniture, home entertainment and appliances from top international and local brands including; Sleepmaker, LG, Bosch A.H Beard, Rug Culture, Sealy and more. 

New agribusiness app Onside making significant strides in South Australia

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An app designed for the agricultural industry launched in South Australia and is transforming the way farmers and growers manage their land, staff and operations. The app, Onside, was developed by New Zealand Agritech start-up Onside and has around 35,000 registered users across a variety of agricultural sectors, including wine, fruit and cattle in its home market.

Ex-Adobe executive Tania Garrett joins Unit4 as Chief People Officer

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Unit4, a player in enterprise cloud applications for people-centric firms, announced the hire of Tania Garrett as Chief People Officer. Tania will oversee the firm’s people success function where she will be responsible for talent acquisition, learning & development, compensation & benefits, and regional HR field teams. Tania will report to Mike Ettling, CEO, Unit4.

Nine SolarWinds solutions ranked in top rated products by TrustRadius

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SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, announced nine of its solutions have been named 2022 Top Rated Products by TrustRadius®, the most trusted customer review platform for B2B technology. SolarWinds earned the coveted distinction based on verified user reviews across 21 categories.

IAB Australia receiving entries for its annual MeasureUp Research Awards

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Media owners, platforms, and tech firms are being invited to enter the 2022 IAB Australia MeasureUp Research Awards, designed to showcase quality Australian media research. Winners will be announced and will present their study in person at the IAB’s MeasureUp conference on Tuesday 25th October 2022. 

Aussie building firm turns to 3D printing to cut production costs

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Boss Products, one of Australia’s oldest family-owned building products manufacturers has transitioned from its traditional manufacturing processes to the launch of the country’s first 3D printing factory in the building and construction industry. The Boss Products 3D printing factory is located in Melbourne and produces products for the industry across the commercial and domestic sectors. It is one of the biggest suppliers of planter boxes and retaining walls.