Thursday, December 8, 2022

Ten vital safety tips for solo travelers to take to book before setting off

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I was much inspired to take this valiant step for the first time in 2019 after reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, a travel memoir detailing the author’s experience on solo trips. And whereas to many, it sounds erratic to move across the world all by yourself, solo travel is one of the most authentic spiritual remunerations you will ever experience. However, decisive precaution and planning have to be exercised before setting off for a wild trip to a foreign country.

Late payments worsening for Aussie SMBs: How to get payments in faster

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Businesses need to put in place measures to speed up the payment of outstanding invoices. Unfortunately poor cash flow is often not a symptom of lack of sales, but a result of poor debtor management. Many businesses fail due to cashflow issues because they have not put systems in place to properly manage the fast payment of customer invoices.

Beyond digital transformation: Key to unlocking organisational resilience

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As we continue to strive for a cleaner planet, govts, industries and firms around the world are uniting to build a more sustainable future. The time is ripe to explore innovations and tech that can work to reduce carbon emissions and help to facilitate better resource efficiency. With increasing volatility, alongside the winds of the climate crisis sweeping the globe, it is essential that firms can ensure system-wide resilience and sustainability, for future success.  

A complete guide to Data Fabric: What it is and how exactly it works

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As various public and private organizations attempt to make their services more accessible to a wider audience, they start to experience heightened administrative challenges. Primarily, these are driven by customer demands for high quality and speedy service delivery through internet-based technologies. Therefore, not only do these organizations encounter massive amounts of data generated by customer-facing systems in use, they also need to have internal systems in place to handle their workflows.

How Australian businesses can fortify against Russian cyber attacks

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Following the escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has warned Australian businesses to “urgently adopt an enhanced cyber-security posture” to protect themselves against targeted Russian cybercriminal activity. Given the distance between our two countries, cyber attacks are the most effective way that Russia can punish Australia for supporting Ukraine. As a result, Australian businesses are currently at a very real risk of disruption or malicious activities from Russian cyber criminals.

How you can add an extra $1-5m to an existing ecommerce business

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When you hear a bold claim about scaling your organisation, usually it’s a marketing ploy by someone who wants to sell you marketing services. Although you might hear many business leaders say things about scaling businesses, they usually charge you upfront and don’t have a strong guarantee because you can’t ever “guarantee” things in life.

Do you want to travel with your furry friend? Here is what you must...

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Pets have long since provided incomparable companionship and it is getting harder to go away on long trips without them. Referred to as man’s best friends, pets have become part of the family and become hard to disregard in most societies. Therefore, when you next plan your family vacation, you might want to consider your cat or dog as you plan your trip.

Hidden health fund regulation change could save Aussie families thousands

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Four in five Aussie parents of adult children are unaware of a major rule change to their health insurance that allows kids to stay on the family health insurance for longer - a change that could save the household around $3,000 on their cover. Despite the federal govt raising the upper age limit for adult children on a family policy from 25 to 31 in 2021, many health funds have only just rolled out changes leaving families unaware of how they could benefit.

Keeping your guard up in the face of socially engineered phishing scams

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Most of us are familiar with phishing emails, with the tell-tale signs of a dodgy emails easy to spot. But, phishing scams are becoming more sophisticated and harder to catch, and aren’t slowing down in volume. Although phishing began on email, it now happens on all digital channels with the ACCC even warning consumers of the spike in ‘Hi Mum’ scams via SMS. 

Online meeting behavior worsens as workers develop ZOOM fatigue

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Pet peeves. We all have them. But mention the phrase and add in ‘ZOOM meeting’, and you’re sure to launch into a rant about online conferencing frustrations that you have had to endure over the past two years thanks to ZOOM calls becoming a norm of every work day. ZOOM fatigue is relatable. Many of us had to work from home during the first two years of the pandemic and many are still doing so, even as we move into the third year of COVID life.