Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Logitech hosts first music awards show in the Metaverse featuring Lizzo

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Logitech For Creators, an extension of Logitech dedicated to empowering creators to pursue their passions, announced the second annual Logitech Song Breaker Awards. The awards honour creators shaping pop music through dance challenges, memes and trends they have shared on social media, especially on TikTok and YouTube, over the past year.

How business leaders can kick-start or mature their DataOps practices

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The adage “information is power” is only true for businesses with the means to retrieve it from their growing mounds of raw data. This is becoming an increasingly challenging task, given how data volumes are projected to exponentially grow over the next few years. Businesses must improve their data processing and analytics capabilities if they are to capitalise on their data and remain competitive.  Most businesses are going down the DataOps path, which brings improved agility and veracity to data analytics.

How IT experts can best leverage observability for application success

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Research shows that 90% of ANZ IT professionals find observability crucial and strategic to their business. More companies have adopted cloud infrastructure and microservices to create their applications to deliver updates faster and be flexible around digital services.

How sustainable is the play-to-earn model in metaverse projects?

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Lately, metaverse projects have been gaining traction in the crypto and blockchain space, with gaming as one of the most pursued activities. Games like Axie Infinity have made history, having generated roughly US$780 million in sales within 30 days back in June 2021. This game has since reached US$1.1 billion in sales and a valuation of about US$3 billion. Some of this success can be attributed to its play-to-earn model, which is also partly behind the success of other metaverse games. These include Silk, My Neighbor Alice, Gods Unchained, CryptoKittties, Pirate X Pirate, Forest Knight and Mines of Dalarnia.

How SMEs can leverage invoice financing to build sturdy brands

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If you’re running a successful small or medium sized enterprise, chances high that at some stage you will be struggling with cash flow. In most cases, businesses who come to us are in a period of growth and are wanting greater accuracy in their cash flow budgeting. 

Hybrid working saves businesses $14,300 per employee on average

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IWG, a flexible global workspace organisation with brands including Spaces and Regus, forecasts that the hybrid work model will continue to accelerate throughout 2022. As Australia’s labour market continues its recovery amidst the easing of workplace restrictions, more businesses are realising the economic, social and health benefits of hybrid working. Research shows that the adoption of hybrid work, and utilisation of flexible office space can reduce a business’s bottom line. Firms are now saving on traditionally fixed overhead costs including rent, heating, and support staff, adding up to an average of $14,300 per employee.

Employees choosing their preferred workspaces correlates to work bliss

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Employees with full autonomy to choose where they work are happier in their job, yet only one in five are currently able to do so. And though 63% of all employees prefer hybrid working, only 45% are able to flexibly split their time between the home and office. This is according to Jabra’s 2022 edition of the Hybrid Ways of Working Global Report. Carried out amongst 2,800 knowledge workers across 6 countries, the report analyses employee sentiments and motivations around the physical workspace in the hybrid work era.

BusyFormula #036: How new changes are affecting intra-team battles

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Last season, we saw a tense drivers’ championship that had Mercedes and Red Bull resolute in prioritizing one driver over another. Team orders were given on several occasions, and the number two drivers in both teams quickly settled into their roles. However, this season comes with changes that could make this kind of strategy much trickier to implement. 

How to make digital transformation part of your company culture

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Companies still adhering to the traditional way of doing business risk falling by the wayside if they don’t inject digital solutions into operations. And this was apparent during the pandemic, where businesses would almost entirely interact with their customers through digital means. Moving forward, several companies have transformed their operations to include digital processes, allowing for more efficient productivity and better customer satisfaction.

How digital credential technology is shaking up the HR industry

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Have you ever discovered that a job candidate lied about a qualification on their CV? According to estimates by Australia’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), 25% of people misrepresent their skills, qualifications, certifications or expertise on their CV. Employers are looking for a quick way to verify an applicant’s credentials and avoid the long-term costs of bad hiring. After all, the cost of a wrong hire is not only damaging to individual teams, but to company culture, employee wellbeing, and overall job satisfaction.