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First Nations
Google.org and INCO's $750,000 First Nations digitisation fund
INCO has launched its First Australians Digitisation Fund, with support from Google.org, to help organisations using tech to achieve better outcomes for First Nations communities.
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APAC
Automation to take over 63 million jobs in APAC by 2040 - report
Forrester forecasts that working populations in the five largest economies in APAC are more at risk of physical robot automation than in Europe and North America.
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Digital Transformation
Macquarie Telecom rolls out SD-WAN services for mycar Tyre & Auto
Macquarie Telecom says it has rolled out NBN and SD-WAN services to more than 270 mycar Tyre & Auto stores across Australia. 
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Finance
More than half of CIOs looking to hire more employees - report
New research by Robert Half as part of the 2022 Salary Guide mid-year refresh finds that Australia's technology sector is showing signs of strong growth over the remainder of 2022.
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Corpay
How businesses can prepare for the federal election’s market impacts
Election results can have significant impacts on the Australian economy. Here's what Corpay suggests businesses should be thinking about.
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Artificial Intelligence
Smarter CX solutions to drive business transformation in Australia
AI is now being used in at least one business function by 56% of companies worldwide. Of these, contact center automation is the third-most prevalent use.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data posts first-half revenue of $1.459 billion
Dicker Data has announced revenue growth of about 36% in the first half of the financial year, with unaudited revenue reaching AUD $1.459 billion.
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Partner Programme
Armis appoints Dicker Data as Australian distributor
Armis has strengthened its partner program with the appointment of Dicker Data as its distributor in Australia, allowing it to build on its success in the country.
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New Zealand
Sektor selected as exclusive distributor for Bosstab in A/NZ
Sektor says it's delighted to announce its appointment as the exclusive distributor for Bosstab products in Australia and New Zealand. 
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Payroll
Fintech software allows employees to access wages before payday
Paytime is a tech platform that plugs into payroll software allowing employees to access a portion of their earned pay before payday.
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Google Cloud
Google Cloud achieves certified strategic status in Australia
Google Cloud says it has reached certified strategic status for cloud services under the Australian Government's Hosting Certification Framework.
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GoTo
Does your business’ phone system have the “IT” factor?
Why it's time to upgrade your communication system - the success stories and the cash incentives currently available to you.
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eCommerce
Live Payments to use Visa’s Tap to Phone tech for merchants
Live Payments has announced a new partnership with Visa to help small businesses and taxi operators accept digital payments securely and conveniently using Visa technology.
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5G Networks
A quarter of A/NZ mobile users would pay extra for 5G - report
Venture Insights’ latest survey has found that 25% Australians and New Zealanders would pay extra for a 5G service that gives them a better video experience.
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LG Electronics
LG Electronics brings on Aussie AV distributor Alloys
LG Electronics Australia Business Solutions has appointed Australian AV distributor Alloys as a new distribution partner.
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Media
Registrations for the W.Media Sydney Cloud and Datacenter Convention 2022 now open
Are you a C-Level executive looking to enhance your knowledge in the cloud and data center space in order to get the best results for your company?
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Apple
Your tools, your choice: why allow employees to choose their own devices?
Jamf Australia says giving your team the freedom to work with their digital device of choice could help to attract and retain top talent in a tight labour market.
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Capital
Rubber Monkey gears up for Aussie market with latest capital raise
Rubber Monkey is seeking to raise up to NZ$2.5 million of new capital through online investment platform, Snowball Effect.
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Amazon
What brands can expect from Amazon Prime Day in Australia
Amazon Prime Day is the annual two-day shopping event, kicking off this year from July 12-13 and is the global online shopping platform's biggest sales event. 
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Digital Fingerprint
Decline in counterfeit cherries after digital fingerprinting
Reid Fruits says there’s been a dramatic decline in counterfeit products for its cherries over the past three export seasons to Asia because of digital fingerprinting.
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NaaS
Survey finds 94% of Australian IT leaders looking at NaaS
Aruba’s latest survey reveals a rising interest in NaaS among Australian technology leaders as they re-evaluate their current infrastructure and network setup.
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inDriver
New ride service inDriver arrives in Melbourne - pick your own fares
inDriver has launched in Melbourne, Australia and says it's set to disrupt the ride-hailing industry by allowing passengers and drivers to set and pick their own fares.
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Hybrid workforce
Why hybrid working is here to stay and how to ace it
Citrix's new report reveals hybrid workers are more productive and engaged at work than their office and completely remote counterparts.
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Cloud
SAS and Greater Bank launches new AML and fraud service
Greater Bank and SAS have joined forces to deliver a new fraud detection and anti-money laundering solution that bolsters the protection of its 270,000 plus customers.