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Business leaders anxious over data security – report
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Business leaders are uneasy about data privacy and security, raising concerns over lack of governance frameworks with regard to generative AI use.
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AI is here to stay - share market fads versus trends
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AI investments debate trends versus fads, with its longevity, sustainability and growing legal legitimacy suggesting a solid market trend rather than a fleeting hype.
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Sapro-Tech forms strategic partnership with top NZ fashion firms
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climate change
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NZ firm Sapro-Tech forms strategic alliances with leading fashion brands SABEN, taylor, Velvet Heartbeat, and YY NATION, promoting sustainable materials derived from fungi.
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ASK Partners reaches £45m milestone with unique property platform
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physical security
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ASK Partners has facilitated over £45m in exchanges through its unique secondary market platform for high-net-worth property investors.
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IQ-EQ appoints Tamas Mark as Global Head of Real Assets
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strategy
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investment
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real estate
IQ-EQ appoints Tamas Mark as the new Global Head of Real Assets, with his impressive 20 years of industry experience set to shape the group's global real estate and infrastructure strategies.
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Barriers inhibiting uptake of human-centric app development
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investment
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talent retention
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Despite believing human-centric app development is crucial, just 24% of Australians are implementing relevant measures.
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Survival of the fittest: Indie agencies facing the AI battle
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microsoft
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app development
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As major networks invest heavily in AI, indie advertising firms are playing catch-up, leveraging cost-effective tools and their nimbleness to stay competitive in an increasingly automated industry.
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How CFOs can responsibly leverage the potential of AI and achieve success
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cloud services
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bi
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AI gives CFOs a strategic edge in volatile markets, but effective use requires more than just tech: learning, innovation, and ethical standards are crucial.
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ExtraHop announces newly created global partner programme
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breach prevention
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firewall
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ndr
ExtraHop launches a new worldwide partner programme aimed at improving cyber security, bolstered by its latest revenue increase and growing demand for NDR services.
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Global IT leaders see GenAI as transformative, says Elastic study
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cloud services
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99% of global IT decision-makers view genAI as transformative, with near unanimous plans to escalate investment in 2024, despite adoption hurdles, according to Elastic study.
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Raphael Bres returns to Tradeshift, set to harness AI in fintech
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microsoft
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martech
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cdp
Raphael Bres is set to harness AI to revolutionise Tradeshift's finance function after he rejoins the B2B e-commerce, fintech platform, amid company restructuring and growth.
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State of Digital Trust 2024: The antithesis of trust is overconfidence
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cybersecurity
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DigiCert's 2024 State of Digital Trust report underlines the gap between perceived and actual digital preparedness, raising concerns over the complacency of enterprise leaders.
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Data centre containment solutions market to hit $3.17bn
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bi
Global data centre containment solutions market forecasted to surge to $3.17bn by 2034 due to increased investments by large corporations.
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Kaspersky study highlights lack of progress in cybersecurity upskilling
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it training
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Despite investing over $100,000 yearly on upskilling, over 70% of businesses do not see the desired results in their cybersecurity training, reports Kaspersky.
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insytz fintech debuts, aiming to democratise international investment insight
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
New fintech insytz aims to democratise global market insights, providing a visually engaging, algorithm-driven platform for investors at all levels to grasp market trends easily.
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Australia's growing love for cryptocurrency shakes investment norms
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data protection
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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
In Australia, around 4.5 million citizens now own cryptocurrency, led by brokerage and asset management firm Caleb and Brown.
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Half of businesses unclear on AI impact despite high investment
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Despite 82% of businesses aggressively investing in AI, half remain unsure about its real business impact and integration roadmap, according to a report by Orgvue.
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Aussie corporate sector warned to enhance cloud security
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cloud security
Australian businesses are urged to bolster their cloud security following a government report showing 40% of data breaches targeted cloud services annually.
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European banks' AI start-up investments soar in 2023
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Despite a global downturn in AI start-up investments, banks marked a 45% surge in 2023, with emphasis on bolstering regional AI capabilities.
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Data centre market boom predicted by 2024 Global Index report
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The global data centre market should brace for high-demand and swift AI adoption, led by significant growth in the Asia Pacific, says a report by DC Byte.
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CCL unveils Copilot readiness workshop for Microsoft 365
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cloud services
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compliance
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ai
CCL has launched a readiness workshop for Copilot, a Microsoft 365 service. Expected to empower private enterprises and public organisations with AI capabilities, it aims to boost productivity, creativity, and connectivity securely.
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Asia-Pacific businesses set to invest USD $3.4bn in GenAI
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Generative AI (GenAI) investments in the Asia-Pacific are projected to accelerate at a staggering rate of 140%, the fastest globally, with spending expected to reach USD $3.4 billion across key nations, according to Infosys Knowledge Institute's research.
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Australian businesses prioritise wellbeing over recruitment in DEI initiatives
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payroll systems
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hcm
Following a recent global study, Australian businesses are prioritising employee wellbeing over recruitment in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, reflecting the changing priorities of corporate Australia.
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New study highlights financial literacy gap in Southeast Asia
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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investment
A recent study indicates concerning financial habits among Southeast Asians, underscoring the urgency to enhance financial literacy and implement comprehensive planning initiatives in the region.