Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The coming reckoning will show ROI accruing from threat intelligence

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Threat intelligence has been a part of cyber defense processes in the private sector for long. Many threat intelligence teams were initially composed of classically trained intel operators from the public sector, focusing on gathering data to thwart national security threats.

A new economic environment calls for new investment strategy for women

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A new federal Gov't, a pandemic, a war and tough trading markets, has prompted women to investigate something new for their investment portfolio. According to a survey by Fidelity, despite lacking confidence in their investment techniques, 20% of women have decided these conditions need a new strategy to help them achieve options for their future they desire.

We don’t talk about Bruno is Disney’s lesson for corporate transparency

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Make sure your 2022 sustainability report is a balanced one, with honesty and openness about the good and the bad. Not only will it help you build trust with your stakeholders, it can also signpost the way towards a more sustainable and successful future.

How sustainable is the play-to-earn model in metaverse projects?

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Lately, metaverse projects have been gaining traction in the crypto and blockchain space, with gaming as one of the most pursued activities. Games like Axie Infinity have made history, having generated roughly US$780 million in sales within 30 days back in June 2021. This game has since reached US$1.1 billion in sales and a valuation of about US$3 billion. Some of this success can be attributed to its play-to-earn model, which is also partly behind the success of other metaverse games. These include Silk, My Neighbor Alice, Gods Unchained, CryptoKittties, Pirate X Pirate, Forest Knight and Mines of Dalarnia.

Why Australian small businesses need the cloud to truly feel secure

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There’s no denying the benefits that the shift towards hybrid work has provided since the pandemic began. Workers have been allowed to take Zoom meetings from the comfort of their own homes while wearing pyjamas if they really want to, using their laptops and mobile devices to communicate with co-workers in the office or from their own homes if they want.

The biggest software risk is the one you don’t even know you’re taking

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We’ve all seen the long list of big names called out for underpaying workers, from celebrity chefs to the country’s biggest employers  such as Qantas, Coles, Woolworths, NAB, CBA, Super Retail, the AB, and even – allegedly – some of our biggest law firms1. It’s a problem affecting remuneration from hiring to retiring. PwC estimates underpayment affects 13% of the Aussie workforce and Industry Super Australia found bosses failed to pay three million employees, nearly $5bn in employer super contributions in 2018-193.

6 risks the returning workforce could face heading back to the office

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After two long years, Australian employees are transitioning back to the workplace. According to a recent report by LifeWorks, it's clear that the workforce returning to the office is very different from those that left in March 2020. Stress levels are higher, and general mental health is lower. As such, there’s been an increased focus on workplace mental health and wellbeing, which has led to decreased productivity levels and is driving the ‘great resignation’. So what risks do Australian businesses need to be aware of as employees head back to the office? 

Why Australia’s supply chain industry urgently needs digitisation

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Many hoped by this point in time we’d laugh about the infamous toilet paper shortage in early 2020. However, Australia’s still experiencing the ramifications of supply chain disruptions. Although we’re seeing stock levels return to normal, the rising price tag attached to basic goods such as groceries and fuel is evidence of ongoing challenges within the supply chain.

Dissecting the emerging wealth hierarchy on the African continent

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The pursuit of wealth is among the most universal of human endeavors. Regardless of their culture, their time of existence or the value system of their society, throughout civilizations and whichever deity they may have praised, humankind has pursued wealth.

Finance industry executives dissect implications of RBA cash rate hike

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Australia’s central bank on raised interest rates for a third straight month as it struggles to contain surging inflation, risking an economic downturn. Wrapping up its July policy meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) lifted its cash rate by 50 basis points to 1.35%, a 125 basis points of hikes since May 2022. Industry leaders offer insights on the central bank's move and how it is to shape the course of business for various industries going forward.