Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Tax time: How to invest in your people and yield returns for the year...

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As we approach end of the financial year, Aussie businesses are setting up for success in the year ahead. But as discussions of budgets...

Five tips to turn your temporary home office into a permanent powerhouse

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When we moved into our home offices at the start of the pandemic, most of us had a temporary approach to setting up our work spaces. We’ll be back in the office soon, we thought. Working at the kitchen counter would be fine in the interim, we supposed. The dining room table would be OK too. After all, the kids have been labouring over their homework there for years. The spare room, with its wooden chair, old PC and printer has been fine for short spells of paying bills, doing filing and Skyping with overseas relatives.

Looking for new investment options? Top NFT stocks to seriously consider

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Lately, NFTs have become an unavoidable topic. And it's quite understandable since they are making people rich much faster than you can blink. With artists such as Pak selling a single NFT for a whopping US$91.8 million and Beeple fetching US$69.3 million from just one piece, such eye-watering sums are bound to capture the attention of the global masses.

Common mistakes in the equipment rental industry and how to avoid them

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The equipment rental industry is a service industry providing machinery, equipment and tools of all kinds and sizes for a limited period of time to final users; mainly to construction contractors but also to industry and individual consumers. Whether you are a construction company owner, manager, fleet operator or holding one of the several positions in the equipment rental industry, what is for sure is that you know the value of renting equipment.

Seven tips on how to incentivize your employees back to work in the office

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Are you a business that is struggling to get staff back to work in the office? You are not alone, in fact, you are the majority. There have been state gov't incentives, rebate schemes and promotional campaigns aimed at reigniting the spark lost by Aussie’s biggest cities, which, for the most part of two years became ghost towns as the pandemic swept across. In spite of all the effort, firms are still struggling to get their workers back in their city offices. 

5 tips on embracing a non-linear path to career success for your children

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Just nine per cent of global entrepreneurs have a bachelor’s degree in business, so clearly, it’s not a prerequisite for success. Then why are we often scared about taking a different, non-traditional path or trying something out of our comfort zone? That pesky fear of failure often stops us from reaching our full capabilities or from giving something a go. And the seemingly well-worn paths to success can trick us into thinking there’s only one way to get there.

Post-COVID office jargon: are you up to speed with the lingual reset?

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Creativity is one of the hallmarks of humanity. When the whole world was plunged into lockdown, it was only a matter of time before we humans started up with some new lingo to express new situations that we were dealing with. Before the pandemic, nobody would have known what ‘coronavirus’, ‘social distancing’, or ‘contact tracing’ would come to mean.

The benefits and challenges of switching to a Multicloud strategy

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In a Multicloud setting, a firm relies on more than one provider for cloud services, whether public or private. “That sounds a lot like hybrid cloud?” you might ask. Yes, but only if the different cloud providers’ services are connected by integration or a form of orchestration.

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.

Four ways to overcome the increasing IT complexity in the hybrid world

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Cloud adoption is accelerating. Gartner says end-user spending on cloud services ballooned 20% in 2022 to nearly US $500 billion. The spending frenzy isn’t about to cool, either; it’s expected to grow by another hundred billion dollars in 2023. Every business is under pressure. Competitors are spending on resilience and improving products and services.