Friend or foe: Increasing AI chatbot adoption in software development
Chatbots are taking the tech world and the rest of the world by storm—for good reason. That is because Artificial intelligence (AI) large language model (LLM) tools can write things in seconds that would typically take humans hours or days—everything from research papers to poems to press releases, and yes, to computer code in multiple programming languages.
How bad managers in the workplace are decimating Australian businesses
Workplaces are full of bad managers due to the labour shortage impacting businesses across Australia – and they are having a disastrous effect on workplaces, productivity and morale. Want to know why people don’t want to come back to the office, because workplaces are full of bad managers. For the last 12 to 18 months especially, businesses have been severely impacted by the labour shortage affecting economies all over the world including Australia.
Cyber security expert expounds on the News Corp cyber attack
The attack on News Corp was done through Business Email Compromise, a common threat vector used by hackers to infiltrate a corporate network to gain access to valuable information.Once hackers have gained access to your email, they can preview your most recent and historical conversations including accessing attachments and links within the email text.
Australians will probably vote for the guy that will deliver on the economy
Our research results show that most consumers buy products that are best for their needs, even when they don’t like or trust the brand behind the product. Compared to UK and US, Aussie consumers allocate a greater share of wallet to ‘bastard’ brands – firms that they believe to be dishonest, deceitful, or knowingly hide that their products do harm to society.
Knights and Dragons: Why are adults hooked on children’s fantasy books?
Dane Thorburn is a dashing young knight whose harrowing tales of battles with dragons have readers hooked till the last page. The Dane Thorburn books are aimed at young adult readers but they have also found a large readership amongst adults. There are many benefits for adults in reading kids’ fantasy fiction adventure books – the main one being mental health.
Go green or your staff won’t be seen: Employees threatening businesses
Sustainability continues to be at the forefront of our lifestyle and culture, as awareness of the actions of past and present generations catch up with severe consequences – and it now needs to be a key area of focus for workplaces. The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, so making offices sustainable should be a priority for all companies.
The ripple effect the tech sector layoffs could have on the industry
I think the layoffs are a bit of a knee-jerk reaction. Most of those that have done the big layoffs are companies that have experienced phenomenal growth during COVID-19, which led to an increase in the demand for online services. Now, a confluence of number of factors is behind the situation, which includes over hiring during the pandemic, a decline in demand post-COVID, rising inflation and interest rates, and an uncertain economic landscape.
How banks can maintain and improve client engagement in a financial crisis
With interest rate rises hitting an 11-year high, a looming recession and instability in global banking, Australia’s banking sector is facing an unprecedented challenge to maintain customer engagement amid the current financial crisis. As a result, banking customers in Australia are feeling the financial pinch more than ever, so they need a robust, proactive banking sector that can help them face the financial headwinds and navigate the 2023 economic downturn.
Financial sector should do penetration tests as per EU regulation DORA
In 2022, the weekly number of cyberattacks in the financial industry averaged 1,131 attacks – which represents a 52% increase from 2021, according to Check Point Research figures. More than two-thirds of large institutions were affected by at least one cyberattack, not including successfully prevented attacks and unreported cases. The EU regulation "Digital operational resilience for the financial sector and amending regulations" (EU Regulation 2022/2254 – DORA for short) gives the cybersecurity industry a uniform legal standard to mitigate vulnerability to ICT disruptions and cyber threats along the entire value chain.
Properties with gardens are precious like gold as buyers try to find land
They don’t make land anymore and for first-time buyers, young families and downsizers, they all want a home with some land attached so the family can gather and the kids play. Retirees who move out of their large family home into a smaller home, also want to keep enjoying all the benefits of having a garden to potter around in. Having access to a garden is now one of the most important things people are looking for in a home.