Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Developments in tech have changed how many Africans view the continent

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A report that includes the surveyed opinions of 4,500 Africans from Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana has revealed that the recent wave of technology innovation coming out of Africa is changing how Africans view the continent. When asked if recent developments in African technology had impacted their perception of the continent, 4 out of 5 (84.6%) answered “yes”.

Aussies are saving $1,369 off their annual grocery bill by shopping online

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New research from ING reveals the pay offs that can be made by doing the weekly grocery shop online, with the average shopper surveyed saying they’re saving $1,369 a year and getting the equivalent of an extra-long weekend in time back. When compared to heading in-store the research reveals Aussies are buying groceries online to save time (62%), avoid crowds (58%), save money (33%) and limit impulse purchases (31%).

Sophos says Aussie security sector’s biggest challenge is still awareness

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Sophos, a cybersecurity firm, announced the findings of the third edition of The Future of Cybersecurity in Asia Pacific and Japan, in collaboration with Tech Research Asia (TRA). The study reveals a lack of awareness of cybersecurity, and a broad assumption from executives that their firm will never get attacked, despite rising ransomware incidences, impact and cost.

Huge disparity between businesses and British public on sustainability

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A new survey by the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business and carried out by YouGov has shown a huge disparity between public opinion on how businesses should behave when it comes to environmental and how businesses are conducting themselves. The Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Responsible Business is an initiative from Birmingham Business School. The Centre is funded by Lloyds Banking Group, but operates independently, to help develop insight for businesses to work towards a responsible future in business. 

Verizon 2022 DBIR investigations reveal a ransomware threat spike

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The Verizon Business 2022 DBIR examines an unprecedented year in cybersecurity, and sheds light on some of the leading issues affecting the international cybersecurity landscape. Of particular concern is the alarming rise in ransomware breaches, which increased by 13% in a single year - representing a jump greater than the past 5 years combined. As criminals look to leverage sophisticated forms of malware, it is ransomware that continues to prove particularly successful in exploiting and monetising illegal access to private information.  

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.

Live sports streamers more receptive to ads than traditional TV viewers

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Magnite, an omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, released a study entitled “Live and Kicking: An In-Depth Look At Live Streaming in Australia” that found sports streamers are more responsive to advertising than traditional TV watchers, with many stating they often remember the ads seen (39%) and discuss the ads with someone (32%) after the fact. 

Aussie lawyers and accountants more concerned about money laundering

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90% of lawyers and accountants are more concerned about money laundering since discussions around AML/CTF Tranche 2 have increased, according to research by full-service anti-money laundering (AML) software solution First AML. The study, which aims to uncover the attitudes of Aussie lawyers and accountants toward compliance and AML procedures, found that 89% of respondents said AML has moved up the firm's agenda in the past year.

JobAdder highlights why 2022 could be the golden age of recruitment

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JobAdder, a global recruitment software solution that helps agency and in-house recruiters find and manage talent released the findings of its annual 2021 JobAdder Global Industry Report.

71% of Australians are socially less interactive than pre-pandemic

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LifeWorks, a provider of digital and in-person total wellbeing solutions, released its monthly Mental Health Index™ that showed 71% of Australians are comfortable with less social interaction than pre-pandemic and that this group has a mental health score two points higher than the national average. Additionally, more than half of Australians are, or possibly are, rethinking their career goals in terms of both focus and longevity as a result of the pandemic. The Index found that workers are still under strain with a negative mental health score for the 23rd consecutive month.