Thursday, August 11, 2022

Amazon with Sophie Monk and The Inspired Unemployed teach Alexa Australian unique phrases

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Amazon announced the addition of new Aussie lingo to Alexa’s vocabulary, with a little help from true blue icons Sophie Monk and The Inspired Unemployed.

Australia Post blasted with six ways to ensure your parcels arrive safely

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With delays and interruptions to Australia Post’s service in the pandemic, the company has received backlash for auctioning off customers' items that didn’t make it to their doorsteps. Be it an expensive piece of tech or a small gift, there is nothing worse than experiencing delayed or lost deliveries and the sender then having to track or resend the item.

Household Capital secures $300 million financing from IFM and Citi

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Household Capital, a leading Australian provider of home equity retirement funding, today announced the completion of a $300 million financing package provided by Citi, one of the world’s biggest banks, and IFM Investors, the industry super-owned global fund manager. The innovative securitisation debt facility, will allow Household Capital to continue to meet the increasing demand from retired Australian homeowners who are seeking responsible, long-term funding for their retirement needs --- a segment of the market which has more than $1 trillion in home equity available today.

Consumers want brands to help them extend life cycles and minimise waste

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Eco-conscious Aussies take pride in extending the life cycle of things in the best way. The trend, coined ‘Extending Life’, comes from a report by insight agency InSites Consulting.

Investment and crowdfunding sectors have launched a webinar series

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The crowdfunding and investment industries are coming together for a series of webinars. The webinars are covering the emerging global industry of disruptive finance including private securities trading and the change in investing since the JOBS Act, plus exploring and evaluating the ongoing crowdfunding revolution that is going on in the USA and around the world.

IT networking pros: Catapult your career by investing in these four areas

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Nothing is certain in the life of an IT pro except for death, taxes, and the need to constantly improve their network management skills. In a recent SolarWinds survey, over 49% of our tech peers ranked network management as an area they need to upskill in for the sake of their careers. Unsurprising, what with more and more businesses offering remote work arrangements to employees. Among other things, the future worth of an IT networking pro may hinge on how efficiently they keep the network from crumbling under heavy loads.
10 hacks to keep customers happy as they are waiting - Captive Connect

10 hacks to help you keep customers happy while they are waiting in line

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Business owners need to minimise not only the actual wait time, but the perceived wait time.

Surfshark – An effective way around premium streaming services

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This service boasts a network of over 3,200 widespread RAM-only servers, enabling you to securely access premium streaming services from at least 65 different countries including those with considerably restrictive internet policies such as China, Vietnam, Russia and Turkey.

Social media influencers are encouraging followers to #getjabbed

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HypeAuditor, the AI analytics platform for fair, transparent, and effective influencer marketing, highlights the role of social media influencers in Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination uptake.

Majority of businesses don’t protect their sensitive data on the cloud

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The 2021 Thales Global Cloud Security Study, commissioned by Thales and conducted by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, reports that 40% of organizations have experienced a cloud-based data breach over the past 12 months. Despite the increasing cyber-attacks targeting data in the cloud, the vast majority (83%) of businesses are still failing to encrypt half of the sensitive data in their cloud storage, raising even greater concerns as to the impact cybercriminals can have.