Friday, July 1, 2022

How businesses can effectively manage fluctuating exchange rates

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Businesses that trade in goods rarely escape from the complexity of global transactions and exchange rates. Selling to overseas markets is a goal many businesses aspire to succeed in, and hundreds of local businesses are already open to selling to overseas buyers, including through marketplace platforms such as eBay and Amazon to extend their market reach.

Strategies to help you stay in control when your business website crashes

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Thousands of shoppers were furious and unable to order Christmas presents as Amazon’s site had gone down, after experiencing problems. For any business, having your website go down can cause significant revenue losses if they are not properly prepared. Here is what small e-commerce businesses can do if their site experiences similar issues.

Ransomware payments in crypto shoot up as new trends emerge

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The global shift to remote and hybrid working, combined with the increasing brazenness of cybercriminals are creating new ransomware threats for businesses everywhere. The rapid growth in funds across crypto markets is creating more opportunities for attacks on businesses, and an increasing amount of ransomware victims are paying up in order to limit disruption and damage. In our previous Crypto Crime Report, we deemed 2020 the “Year of Ransomware” due to the huge growth in crypto extorted in ransomware attacks.

How to ensure data resilience while managing rising operational costs

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Businesses everywhere are under severe pressure from rising costs. EOFY is the perfect opportunity for Aussie SMBs to rethink their operational expenditures. It is also the time to consider the implications of the recent Federal Budget’s focus on cybersecurity and the Government’s technology investment boost to support digital adoption by small businesses.

Sales management put at risk by feeble modern-day sales managers

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The art of effective sales management is being lost as a discipline with many modern-day sales managers unable to understand that it’s an action role, not a position. Too many sales managers are unable to relate to the teams they manage as they fail to invest time needed to understand each member as individuals with unique needs and very personal aspirations.

How you can be cybersmart in this 18th Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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ISO27002 provides recommendations on security controls to maintain an information security management system (ISMS). It started life as a British Standard in the 90s and migrated to ISO/IEC in 2000. It has been revised several times over the years with the latest iteration, ISO27002:2022. The new version contains many structural changes and controls rationalisation. Arguably, the addition of threat intelligence stands out because many of the other changes relate closely to existing controls.

Essential drone shots for real estate photography & videography

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Drone photography is cementing itself as the standard for all-future real estate marketing. Thanks to the swiftly evolving technology in real estate drones (and the internet), potential buyers nowadays receive matchless tours of buildings from the comfort of their own homes and phones.

From FOMO to FOOP: Buyers take command of the real estate market

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The cooling property market has resulted in the creation of an acronym, FOOP, fear of over paying. A year ago, people turned up to auctions and waving their arms in the air prepared to pay any amount of money to purchase a property through fear of missing out (FOMO). We were seeing crazy things happening at auctions. Now, things are vastly different.

Tips to help international students manage money while studying abroad

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While COVID-19 slowed down international study programs over the past two years of the global pandemic, many students are starting to plan for overseas learning programs again. In 2021, over 159,000 Australian students participated in international study experiences and despite restrictions, more than 248,000 international students came to Australia.

Improving respiratory health is vital in the fight against the COVID pandemic

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Smoking is a lifestyle choice that many are now choosing to reduce or quit, meaning that smokers can regain better lung health. Steam therapy, for example through using WellO2 is also a recommended pathway to improving and regenerating lung health.