Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Aussie workers willing to sacrifice pay for flexibility reveals new research

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Aussie workers are placing emphasis on flexibility in their working lives, and are willing to sacrifice overall pay, according to the ADP® Research Institute’s People at Work 2022: A Global Workforce View. In Australia, 6 in 10 workers want more flexibility over how they structure their working time, for example, compressing hours down into fewer, longer days.

Over two thirds of Australians don’t believe they’ll ever be wealthy

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Amid rising interest rates, surging inflation pushing increasing cost of living pressures, and a housing affordability crisis, Aussies are pessimistic that they’ll ever be wealthy. YouGov study commissioned by crypto wealth platform Dacxi has found that only 27% of Aussies believe they will ever meet their own definition of ‘wealthy’ in their lifetime if they remain in Australia.

Automation growth in organizations surging beyond IT finds Workato

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Workato, the enterprise automation platform, unveiled its second annual Work Automation Index, the firm's data report focused on the key trends that shaped automation over the past year. For this year’s report, the anonymized data was collected from 900 midsize to enterprise Workato customers who utilize automation across their organizations.

Consumers are increasing their digital activity despite rising fraud concerns

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Digital financial transactions have become commonplace in recent years, growing a number of savvy consumers with a heightened awareness of fraud and the role security tools play in protecting them. Insights from Experian’s annual Global Identity & Fraud Report found that over half of consumers surveyed globally have been a victim of fraud or know someone who has – where identity theft has surpassed credit card theft as their biggest security worry.

Data literacy training vital to firms retaining talent finds Questionmark

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According to Questionmark, a key challenge facing firms monitoring the data literacy of their workforce is establishing who is literate and who is in need of training. Despite assessments being a vital solution to this, able to identify data literacy gaps and provide businesses with a means of measuring progress, many employers refuse to invest in this type of training.

Hybrid IT acceleration has increased network complexity finds SolarWinds

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SolarWinds, a provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, released the findings of its ninth annual IT Trends Report. The SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2022—Getting IT Right: Managing Hybrid IT Complexity, examines the acceleration of digital transformation efforts and its impact on IT departments. The report found the acceleration of hybrid IT has increased network complexity and caused several challenges for IT experts.

Johnny Depp has the fastest-growing Instagram account in the world

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HypeAuditor, the AI analytics platform for brands seeking fair, transparent, and effective influencer marketing, released data revealing actor Johnny Depp has the fastest-growing Instagram account following the 6-week defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.

Preqin forecasts Asia-Pacific private capital AUM to reach $2.25tn in 2026

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Preqin, the global leader in alternative assets data, tools, and insights, published its 2022 Alternatives in APAC Report. The report shows some of the key investment opportunities that the region presents as well as some of the challenges faced in the market.  

The media market showing great signs of recovery post COVID-19

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Arthur D. Little (ADL) has published its 2022 flagship report on the global media market. It focuses on how media, sports, and entertainment firms should respond to the post-COVID world, by both capitalizing on existing opportunities and transforming their business to remain attractive. The report identifies the key themes that are shaping this new era of media.

Africa’s tech ecosystem is poised for rapid growth finds Endeavor Nigeria

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A report from Endeavor Nigeria, a community of high-impact entrepreneurs in Nigeria, has stated that Africa’s technology ecosystem is set for a period of exponential growth, accelerated by strong market fundamentals and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “The Inflection Point: Africa’s Digital Economy Is Poised To Take Off”, reviewed key events in Africa’s technology ecosystem from the last few years, identified patterns (especially in the context of other technology ecosystems across the world), and offers a roadmap to successfully navigate the opportunities that are emerging.