Friday, July 1, 2022

Stax teams up with Consegna to accelerate cloud adoption in the ANZ

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Stax, the AWS cloud management platform, and Consegna, an AWS Premier Services Partner and 2022 New Zealand AWS Services Partner of the Year, announced they have signed a partnership focused on accelerating clients' cloud digital modernisation and transformation.

CEM Benchmarking research queries the standards of superannuation

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A report by CEM Benchmarking (CEM), one of the world’s most authoritative pension fund researchers, reveals the effectiveness of the “Your Fund, Your Super” (YFYS) test when applied against a global set of large institutional investors over a nearly 30-year period.

Trust in brands drives consumer spending finds Adobe’s latest study

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Adobe announced results from a study of over 1,000 Aussie consumers and 200 business leaders, which finds a correlation between brand trust and consumer behaviour. 54% say they will stop purchasing from brands that break their trust, while 72% plan to spend at least $700 more each year with trusted brands compared to the global average of 60%. 

95% of Australian nonprofit firms face barriers to growth reveals HubSpot

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HubSpot, the customer relationship management (CRM) platform for scaling companies, has announced the local launch of HubSpot for Nonprofits, to help nonprofit organisations grow better through specific resources, a network of nonprofit support and accessible pricing. 

Food waste startup Good & Fugly launches crowdfunding campaign

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Good & Fugly, the Sydney startup rescuing (f)ugly, but fresh produce and delivering it directly to consumers' doors, is launching an equity crowdfunding campaign to help scale and amplify its mission to tackle Australia’s food waste epidemic. The fundraising campaign launches through Birchal on July 11th, with Expression of Interest (EOI) kicking off on June 21st.

Mother & son who founded beauty business during pandemic reaping big

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COVID-19 had a big impact on us all and it seems we are yet to see the lasting effects. For mother and son, Ronda and Harvey Helou, it impacted them in many ways - good and bad. Half way through 2021, Ronda was admitted to hospital; years of stress from running her salon in Sydney’s South West had built up. She was required to undertake surgery days later.

EnergyLab and NEX deal to give Aussie climate startups exposure

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The Aussie climate startup ecosystem is receiving a boost following the announcement of a new international partnership between EnergyLab, which is ANZ’s largest climate tech startup accelerator, and New Energy Nexus (NEX), the world’s leading clean energy accelerator.

Rising wage inflation and interest rates top the list of concerns for SMBs

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Rising wage inflation is the top concern for SMBs with over 70% of small-and-medium-sized-enterprises worried about increased wage costs impacting their business this year. According to the latest SME Growth Index by Australia’s non-bank business lender, ScotPac, 75% of larger SMEs (revenue between $5 – $20 million) are worried about rising wage costs, with 68% of smaller SMEs (revenue between $1m and $5 million) citing an increase to employee expenses as their number one concern for reaching revenue targets this year.

Almost half of Aussies have not felt true happiness for over two years

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While the past two years has changed what people value, many Aussies are in pursuit of happiness and looking to brands to make them smile, according to the Happiness Report from Oracle and Gretchen Rubin, five-time New York Times bestselling author and podcaster.

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.