Saturday, January 28, 2023

Cognizant appoints Rob Marchiori as Country Leader for Australia branch

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Cognizant announced the appointment of Rob Marchiori as Country Leader in Australia. In his new role, Rob is responsible for innovating, developing and executing the company’s strategy for Australia, reporting to Jane Livesey, senior vice president, Asia Pacific region, Cognizant. Rob first joined Cognizant in 2021 as the ANZ lead for Banking Financial services, and Insurance and later took on the role of Head of Markets ANZ. He played a leading role in developing key client partnerships in Australia and expanding the Markets team.

SailGP strategizes to revolutionize competitive sailing with NetSuite

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SailGP, the fast-growing purpose-led racing league, is using Oracle NetSuite to support its mission to change the face of competitive sailing. With NetSuite, SailGP has taken advantage of an integrated business system to manage financial processes in new countries, broadcast opportunities, and revenue streams as it aims to double the league’s size within two years.

Preservica partners with DatacomIT to preserve critical digital information

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Preservica, a global Active Digital Preservation archiving firm, has partnered with Australia's DatacomIT, a provider of specialised digitisation and hosted solutions for digital collections. This partnership enables a seamless approach between digitisation and long-term Digital Preservation, with DatacomIT specialising in the conversion of analog materials to digital formats. Those who are already investing in digitisation will now be able to protect that investment by ensuring it is accessible, meets compliance and legal requirements, and is readable now and in the future with Preservica's Digital Preservation solution.

Officeworks taps Zebra Technologies to improve efficiency and reliability

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Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, announced Officeworks introduced an advanced mobile payment solution using Zebra mobile computers at its physical retail stores. Officeworks is Australia’s largest supplier of office and stationery products. It operates 167 physical retail stores, a website that features over 40,000 products, a national call centre, and a team that helps micro, small, and medium-sized businesses start, run, and grow.

Brightcove and Magnite partner to boost ad monetisation for clients

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Brightcove Inc., the trusted streaming technology company, announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Magnite, the global independent sell-side advertising platform. Magnite will power advertising for any Brightcove customer, growing fill and delivery to increase customer revenue. Brightcove will also integrate the SpringServe ad server to provide publishers with greater control, insight, and transparency into available ad supply.

What’s in store for the CDR in 2023: TAs and insight highlight trends

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As we start the new year, Adatree – Australia’s leading Consumer Data Right (CDR) intermediary – is encouraging companies to prepare themselves for even more growth and innovation in CDR in 2023. From the highly anticipated launch of Open Energy to Action Initiation legislation passing to new Access Models, CDR is going to heat up this year!

How Christmas casuals could remedy the widespread labour shortages

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The recruitment of employees for the 2022 Christmas period was a busy and time-consuming process. As labour shortages continue and the holiday season comes to a close, it’s time to think about how to keep high-performing Christmas employees. In the past, the need for long-term employment for Christmas casuals was minimal due to limited permanent positions. However, the industry has changed, and maintaining the labour force is more important than ever. Employees who have exceeded expectations or even performed the role to a satisfactory level should be considered for a permanent position. 

Skillsoft and GoodHabitz partner to enhance well-being in the workplace

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Skillsoft, a platform for transformative learning experiences, announced it has entered into a content partnership with GoodHabitz, a provider of online skills training and professional development based in the Netherlands. Skillsoft and GoodHabitz will offer clients and learners a more comprehensive content library to support well-being in the workplace, and a broad range of skills, including personal productivity, leadership development, and communication. 

New Appen CEO to accelerate the next wave of enterprise AI adoption

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Appen Limited, the trusted global high-quality data for the AI Lifecycle company, announced the official starting of Armughan Ahmad as CEO and President. With over 25 years of experience scaling multi-billion-dollar technology businesses and building strong global teams, Armughan plans to accelerate adoption within the fast-growing enterprise AI market.

Applied EV launches new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show

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The global fully-autonomous Software Defined Machines (SDM) organisation, Applied EV, unveils upgraded technology-stack, specifically designed for the mass-production of fully autonomous vehicles, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Designed for the industry at large, the Generation Six Digital Backbone brings new levels of safety with multiple layers of redundancy, making it an ideal solution for Level Four and Five autonomous applications. In a world-first, the proprietary Digital Backbone™ is now commercially available to OEMs to enable machines of all types to run entirely on software.