Friday, October 7, 2022

Nominations for SolarWinds IT Pro Day 2022 Awards now officially open

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Nominations for the IT Pro Day 2022 Awards are open online at ITProDay.org. Created by SolarWinds, a provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, the event recognises the often unseen work IT pros do to keep our computer networks functional.

Esteemed personalities in physics and politicians light up Florence

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Thanks to the El.En. Group of Calenzano, a specialized in laser production for medical and industrial applications, and for conservation of artistic heritage, an event was organized to mark 40 years since it was founded in the presence of the 2018 Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Gérard Mourou, and other prominent professors who contributed to pioneering research in the field of laser physics, paving the way for a multitude of scientific applications.

Standard Chartered completes pilot of Trade Financing Validation Service

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Standard Chartered completed an industry-first pilot testing of the Trade Financing Validation Service provided by MonetaGo over SWIFT, to mitigate the risks of duplicate trade finance fraud on a global scale. With a view to effectively detecting, deterring and preventing duplicate financing, the Trade Financing Validation Service powered by fintech MonetaGo’s Secure Financing system is the first natively solution that is interoperable between markets.

Icon Agency wins Australasian Consultancy of the Year in 2021 SABRE Asia Pacific awards

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Integrated agency Icon has taken top honours in the 2021 SABRE Awards, winning the Australasian Consultancy of the Year for 2021 along with a host of category and craft awards.

Victoria’s Tahbilk Group announces the appointment of a new CEO

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Victoria’s oldest family-owned winery Tahbilk Group, owned and operated by the Purbrick family since 1925, has appointed a new Group Chief Executive Officer in order to replace the incumbent, fourth generation Purbrick, Alister, when he retires in June 2022.

Next-generation digital travel platform Tripwell launches in ANZ markets

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Tripwell, the next-generation creator-led travel experience platform, today announces its launch into the Australian and New Zealand markets. The business is also set for strong results in seed funding to support its growth. Tripwell is a place where travellers can find and connect with creators, to see the world through someone else’s eyes and be inspired to travel differently. Tripwell aims to inspire travel discovery, enhance itinerary curation and simplify the booking process using creator-generated content.

Mercari Exchange Australia reveals completion of Series A fundraise

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Mercari, which operates a Tier 1 wholesale Australian financial exchange for the trading of derivatives, announced today the closing of a fundraising round to enable it to further expand its current activities and, additionally, to develop new institutional product solutions, including crypto-assets. Investors in the round include Digital Currency Group, an established leader and investor in the crypto and blockchain asset class; MCR Unlimited, a private investment group with expertise in innovative financial platforms, products and services; Jeff Yew, the founder and CEO of Monochrome Asset Management and former CEO of Binance Australia; DCA Global Derivatives management; and Dragon Tree Capital Australia.

Aussie insurers turn to BPO providers to improve customer experience

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Spurred by rising client expectations, insurance carriers in Australia are rushing to design and deploy innovative digital products, and they are turning to specialized business process outsourcing providers for help, according to a new report published by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2021 ISG Provider Lens™ Insurance BPO Services Report for Australia finds carriers in the country looking to improve customer experience, reduce costs and better leverage data for competitive advantage.

Fintech Upstreet shakes up loyalty space with Wattle Hill Capital funding

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Upstreet, the Aussie fintech rewarding shoppers with fractional shares on the ASX and US stock exchanges, the NYSE and the NASDAQ, announced the close of its seed-plus funding round. The platform that builds brand loyalty through investment rewards has accrued AUD$3 million from investment funds, bringing to startups total funding to AUD$4.9 million. Through the Upstreet app, shoppers can earn fractional ASX shares for each dollar spent with partnered retailers. Customers can continually add to their portfolios and sell their shares at their leisure, while partner brands can drive loyalty at minimal costs.

Here are 5 security features your website and app must include

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During the pandemic, online shopping and social media interaction increased by over 400%. This has created the perfect environment for tech-savvy scammers. Regardless of whether you are engaging online via a retailer’s website or mobile app, there are five security features that every website and app must include to safeguard the business and users.