GenAI sparks hope & unease for tech and telcos in 2024
Onebite research brings hope and concerns for tech and telcos in 2024, highlighting fears about Generative AI.
Workers feel undervalued, spurring job change considerations
Major perception gap unveiled in Australian workplaces, as 65% of employees don't feel appreciated by their managers.
How manufacturers can use real-time data to shape better business strategies
Amidst surging inflation in Australia, manufacturers can use real-time data and ERP systems to shape fluid, effective business strategies.
5 supply chain strategies to prepare for inflation & potential recession
As inflation spikes and a potential recession looms, businesses must adapt their supply chains with resilience and agility, preparing to not only survive, but thrive amid a changing economic landscape.
Skills shortage impairs Singapore's tech growth, reveals salary guide
New research by Morgan McKinley reveals Singapore's tech growth held back in 2023 due to a shortage of skilled candidates, with 76% of hirers finding recruitment competitive.
Airtime Rewards & O2 launch exclusive cashback campaign in February
Airtime Rewards and O2 give an economic boost through an exclusive cashback initiative in February, allowing O2 customers to offset phone bills with purchases from over 180 retail partners.
SMEs remain bullish, planning growth despite economic challenges
Despite high inflation and rising interest rates, 80% of SMEs plan strategies for growth in 2024, underpinned by a focus on innovation, investment, and staff training, says a CBA-YouGov study.
Great Office Return sees 92% of firms initiate mandatory in-office policy
Amid the 2023 'Year of the Great Office Return', 92% of UK firms enacted mandatory in-office policies leading to 40% reinstating a full workweek, despite notable commuting costs and disruptions.
Document automation strategies for Asia Pacific financial services in 2024
In 2024, Asia Pacific financial firms are leaning into document automation strategies to enhance productivity, in a climate of rapid change boosted by pandemic, inflation, and employee disengagement.
Global economy faces uncertainty amid AI disruption, survey reveals
Survey ahead of World Economic Forum reveals geopolitical turmoil, financing conditions and AI disruption are set to create a year of global economic unpredictability.
SMEs leaning on remote work as a primary cost-saving measure
79% of SMEs are adopting remote work for significant cost cuts, despite risks to cybersecurity and strain on funding, reveals a new study.
UK tech sectors battle component & skills shortages
UK's electronics, telecoms, and electrical sectors are grappling with major component and skills shortages, severely impacting their performance, a new report suggests.
Global M&A hits low in Q4 2023 amid economic challenges
M&A activity in Q4-2023 witnessed a record low due to factors like inflation and geopolitical instability, making deal numbers slide 27% globally.
SAP announces Angela Colantuono as new President for Australian & NZ markets
Angela Colantuono has succeeded Damien Bueno as the new President and Managing Director for SAP Australia and New Zealand, aiming to accelerate customer's move to cloud.
Australian firms forecast 29% rise in Q1 2024 hiring rates
Australian firms anticipate a robust Q1 2024, predicting a 29% spike in hiring rates - a historical high despite slight Q4 2023 dip.
Global smart TV shipments expected to drop in 2023, IDC reveals
Global smart TV shipments are expected to decrease by 5.5% in 2023, with zero growth in 2024, according to the IDC, amid economic challenges and consumer demand shifts. However, the Indian market bucks this trend showing robust growth.
Global IPO market concludes 2023 with $123.2 billion despite mixed trends
Global IPO market in 2023 nets $123.2b with 1,298 IPOs, highlighting mixed trends and regional contrasts.
Investors doubt sincerity of corporate sustainability reports, PwC survey reveals
94% of investors doubt the credibility of corporations' sustainability reports, suggests 2023 PwC Global Survey.
Kiwis hopeful of economic upswing amidst looming concerns
In contrast to the global outlook, New Zealanders are more optimistic about the future economic climate, according to the latest Global Predictions Survey.
Clubfunders & PokitPal partner to make Australian sports club memberships affordable
Clubfunders and PokitPal collaborate on a Cash Back Membership Payment solution, aiming to make sports club memberships in Australia more affordable.
Businesses battle inflation, delaying tech investments
Inflation leads to Australian firms postponing tech investments as 90% grapple with deteriorating cash flows, says Endava study.
Antifragility touted as key for ANZ businesses amidst economic turbulence
Amid economic instability, ANZ businesses are encouraged to embrace 'antifragility', turning challenges into growth chance.
Positive outlook for tech sector predicted in CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2024
Positive predictions for 2024's tech sector, spanning various branches, are revealed in CompTIA's latest report.
Information & communication sector shows resilience to inflation
Amidst rising inflation, the information and communication sector demonstrates remarkable resilience, with less impact observed.