The legal cannabis industry has blown up since 2020, and many investors are starting to notice. Several states voted in 2020 to legalize both medical and recreational consumption of cannabis in the 2020 elections. And many players in the cannabis market understood that regardless of the outcome, 2020 was going to be a significant year for the cannabis industry.
Even though we’ve all been told never to judge a book by its cover, first impressions can, and do, last. Your first glimpse of someone you’ve never met seems to stay with you, even if you consciously try to shake it. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in the workplace.
Towards the end of 2021, after investments into marketing support for my Instagram and Facebook, I decided that these Meta platforms were no longer aligned with my business’s values. However, I would be lying if i didn’t say that the feeling of no longer wanting to be on these platforms was running through my mind many months prior making my final decision.
With online shopping booming, many consumers have continued to shop online even though physical retail outlets have opened up again. Unfortunately the increase in online shopping has also brought with it a wave of online shopping delivery scams – including SMS text scams.
The cash rate rise announced by the RBA signals that the market is facing an interesting year ahead. For those with self-managed super funds (SMSF), it is critical to act decisively to protect your fund against the negative impact of the current and further interest rate rises.
There has never been a more serious cyber threat environment, and Aussie firms need to act to ensure they’re doing everything they can to mitigate the risks. Australian companies need to garner an environment of trust and not fear within their workforce, encourage employees to come forward if they make a mistake, and ensure training is accessible and engaging.
Tech pros rely on traditional monitoring to determine whether their systems are operating correctly through the aggregation and displaying of data. However, to convey this essential information, an abundance of alerts are generated, translating to a constant stream of noise. While some of these are vital towards addressing a specific problem, the majority are not.
In the early months of the pandemic, businesses accelerated their adoption of digital technologies by three to four years as they had to adapt to changing working practices. This trend is set to continue into 2022 as over two-thirds of businesses plan to maintain or increase their spend on digital transformation this year. It’s clear businesses recognize the need to adapt.
I’m a big believer in the benefits of business partnerships and integrations. When it all clicks, aligned companies are able to achieve much more than going it alone. For early-phase tech startups, the benefits can be enormous. The cost of building new tech is astronomically high, salaries are skyrocketing, and income streams are often slow to materialise.
A few years ago, Cathay Pacific suffered a lapse in data security, affecting the personal data of an estimated 9.4 million people. Along with the questions it raised around the effectiveness of cybersecurity for all firms, a top international law firm noted another effect: an uptick in interest in collective redress, a type of representative action resembling a class action lawsuit.