Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Putting all the chips in: How to turn your hobby into a successful business

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If you’ve got a hobby that you love, you’ve already cracked the hardest part of running your own business. That’s because if you don’t love what you do, you won’t have the drive and dedication needed to run a business successfully. Having a hobby means you have a strong passion for something, which is a rare quality in today’s distracted, throwaway society.

C-suite executives have unhealthy password habits finds NordPass

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Top business executives have equally unhealthy password habits as many internet users, according to new research by NordPass. While experts continuously urge companies to take cyber risks seriously, business owners, CEOs, and other C-suite executives continue typing “123456,” which, even after many warnings, remains the most popular password to date. 

Toastmasters sought by Fortune 500 firms to develop employees’ soft skills

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While the workplace landscape has changed drastically in recent years, one thing remains constant: the value employers place on their employees having to develop effective soft skills. Over half of the 2021 Fortune 500 companies offer in-house Toastmasters clubs to help build and improve their employees' communication, leadership, and public speaking skills. Apple, Amazon, Ford Motors, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, JPMorgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, and UPS are among industry leaders using the Toastmasters program to enhance these soft skills and confidence of their employees. ­­

The vital features to consider as you develop a logistics/transportation app

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Transportation and logistics apps have been around for a long time and several businesses use them. With rapid advancements in tech, there is immense potential for this type of app. Apps developed with tech like AI/ML, AR/VR, etc. can work wonders for your business. The use of these apps in business is on the rise and this trend is expected to remain so for some time to come. In fact, using smartphones for transportation and logistics services is the ideal method to build consumer trust. This article provides more information on logistics app development and the list of essential features such an app should have.

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.