Friday, January 27, 2023

Silicon Valley’s Cepton closes $100m investment from Koito Manufacturing

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Cepton, Inc. (Cepton), a Silicon Valley innovator and player in high performance lidar solutions, announced the completion of its previously announced $100m investment from its long-term automotive Tier 1 partner and shareholder, Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Koito). The Investment, in the form of convertible preferred stock, was approved at a meeting of Cepton stockholders on January 11, and is convertible, beginning on the first anniversary of the issue date, into shares of common stock at a conversion price of $2.585 per share.

Tianjin Port Group and Huawei agree deal to build a digital twin of the...

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Tianjin Port Group and Huawei announced this week that the two companies will deepen cooperation to build a digital twin of the port, making it more automated and intelligent. Yang Jiemin, VP of Tianjin Port Group, explained that this plan consists of three parts: Construction of new automated terminals, upgrading of traditional terminals, and digital transformation.

Device vulnerabilities increase by 50% as vendors ignore warnings

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Two years on, it’s clear that Project Memoria is even more relevant today. It foreshadowed the persistent problems the industry is facing with supply chain vulnerabilities and why the recommended mitigation strategies provided with each disclosure can’t be ignored.

Australian business leaders are still not prioritising skill development

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Project Management Institute(PMI), the world’s leading professional organisation for the project management profession, recently published the 14th edition of its annual highly anticipated Pulse of the Profession® report. This premier annual global survey of project professionals seeks to understand all the major trends in the project management profession, with this year’s report examining the correlation between power skills and project success.

Digital advertising contributes $94 billion to GDP, IAB Australia says

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Australia’s digital advertising industry plays a significant role in the economy and general society, with a new report released recently findings say the industry is responsible for contributing a total economic value of $94 billion to GDP and supporting over 450,000 jobs.

How to improve the success of Australian female entrepreneurs

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Australia is one of the leading countries to start, own and operate a business. Australia ranks second in the world as an ideal place to operate a social enterprise in. Over the past decade two thirds of new businesses launched in Australia have been founded by women. While there has been a 46% increase in women owning businesses over the past two decades.

Intelligent solutions firm Board excels in Gartner’s critical capabilities report

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Board, the global provider of Intelligent Planning Solutions which help firms plan smarter — enabling actionable insights and better outcomes, announced it was recognized in Gartner Critical Capabilities Research for Financial Planning Software. Board is positioned amongst the 3-highest scoring vendors and scored highest in the Efficiency Use Case category.

Samsung announces the expansion of its digital wallet to eight markets

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced Samsung Wallet will be available in eight new markets, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Samsung Wallet is a secure, goeverywhere app to organise and use daily essentials.

Origin Energy records business and employee benefits from SAP’s ERP

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SAP SE announced that Origin Energy has achieved significant business and employee experience benefits through implementing a new suite of SAP ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions, and modernising its payroll, time, and attendance platforms. Origin Energy, one of Australia's leading energy retailers, needed to bring its complex business processes into a single, consolidated view, to ensure continuous and effective service of its customers around Australia. With DXC Technology acting as the implementation partner, Origin Energy integrated multiple SAP solutions onto its system, including: SAP S/4 HANA, SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, SAP Asset Manager, SAP Analytics Cloud, OpenText VIM and xECM.

Earning big in 2023: How to make passive income with cryptocurrency

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In such uncertain financial times, passive income can be a strong differentiator for those living their best lives and those barely hanging on. One of the common ways to make passive income in the past few years is cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency, sometimes called crypto is any currency that exists virtually and uses cryptography to secure the processes involved in generating units, conducting transactions and verifying the exchange of currency ownership.