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Economic downturn stories

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Australian fintech investment plummets by 76% amid global downturn
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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Australia's fintech deal value sunk by 76% to US$587m in 2023, a six-year low, amid a worldwide investment downturn, reports KPMG's Pulse of Fintech.
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Auvik report shows need for advanced security in tech landscape
Mon, 5th Feb 2024
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network management
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cloud infrastructure
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wifi
Auvik's latest trend report highlights a surging interest in Wi-Fi 7, cloud security, and 'cloud cost' amid a complex tech landscape.
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Cyber security budget cuts linked to mental health issues, survey reveals
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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ransomware
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encryption
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advanced persistent threat protection
IT professionals' mental health impacted by reduced cyber security budgets, Integrity360 survey shows.
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Equinix report explores Australian mining leaders' tech views amidst uncertainties
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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data centre operators
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mining
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skills gap
Equinix's latest report reveals Australian mining leaders maintain optimism amidst geopolitical and economic challenges, acknowledging technology's crucial role in industry adaptation.
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Centrix and Envestnet | Yodlee to enhance financial data in New Zealand
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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bi
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big data
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data analytics
Centrix partners with global data aggregator Envestnet | Yodlee to enhance financial data improving bank feeds for New Zealand. .
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Australian shoppers heavily rely on user-generated content for purchases
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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reviews
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technology gifts
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social media
Over 80% of Australian consumers rely on user-generated content to influence purchase decisions, finds Bazaarvoice.
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Navigating uncertainty: The value of a robust finance unit
Mon, 4th Sep 2023
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fintech
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blackline
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productivity
With the economy in a state of flux, a proactive, a high-performing Finance and Accounting team is the best asset an organisation can have.
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1.1 million SMEs risk collapse in current UK economy: CyberSmart
Fri, 4th Aug 2023
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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cybercriminals
According to the survey, 15% of senior SME leaders are willing to commit accounting/tax fraud or evasion to ensure survival.
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Offboarding strategies crucial during economic downturn
Fri, 7th Jul 2023
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analyst report
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strategy
Over a third of Australian companies have made lay-offs in the last year, according to a study by Capterra. Find out more here.
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Huawei Cloud sets off SMB business development revolution
Wed, 19th Apr 2023
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smartphones
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wfh
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technology gifts
Huawei Cloud's new Digital Workspace package is designed to help SMBs keep up with digital transformation amid economic uncertainty.
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How CFOs can plan for the financial pressures in 2023
Tue, 18th Apr 2023
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big data
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bi
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planning
Throughout 2023, CFOs need to explore how to manage their spending during a recession and look beyond just cutting budgets or reducing expenses.
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CFOs prepare to automate their way through a challenging future
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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After a year of unexpected challenges for CFOs, they are looking increasingly to automation and technology to manage what comes their way.
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How can retailers become more recession resilient?
Tue, 7th Mar 2023
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cx
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martech
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spending
With another recession looming, retailers must prioritize customer experience and mitigate developer burnout to survive and thrive.
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How companies can save money on cloud usage
Wed, 1st Mar 2023
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cloud services
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economic downturn
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cios
Companies are finding that their bills are rising as they harness the cloud to use new technologies and explore new opportunities.
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Understanding end-user behaviour critical for cost-cutting and sustainability goals
Tue, 7th Feb 2023
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sustainable it
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cios
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forrester research
CIOs have an opportunity to take a comprehensive look into the health of their IT infrastructure, and in particular, end-user experience.
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China’s smartphone market fell to a decade low in 2022
Fri, 3rd Feb 2023
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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analyst report
IDC says that the full-year market size neared the level ten years ago when two out of five mobile phone shipments were still feature phones.
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Use the downturn to set your business up well for the upswing
Mon, 12th Sep 2022
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inflation
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financial results
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leadership
How can businesses navigate an economic downturn? Invest in compliance, marketing, R&D, and customer service, say experts.
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NZ economy entering 2021 as fit as a fiddle - research
Thu, 31st Dec 2020
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economics
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cios
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economic forecast
New Zealand's economy is poised for a strong start in 2021, rebounding sharply from its COVID-induced recession. .
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Ensuring business continuity during COVID-19
Wed, 29th Apr 2020
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cloud services
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business continuity
There are three main areas that IT leaders must focus on when striving to ensure business continuity is maintained during the pandemic.
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Disruption – it's coming, ready or not
Tue, 28th Apr 2020
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productivity
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economic downturn
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applicable
Suddenly the ultimate disruption has blindsided us and much of what was purely aspirational has become urgent necessity.
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COVID-19: 92% of top 25 tech companies report market capitalisation decline
Fri, 24th Apr 2020
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globaldata
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economic forecast
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covid-19
23 of the top 25 tech companies have reported a major quarter-on-quarter decline in market capitalisation for Q1 2020, according to new research.
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Maclean CEO: Integral's Axon deal good for industry
Fri, 21st May 2010
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nz
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datacom
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customers
The recent acquisition of Axon by Integral will see more opportunities opening up for companies specialising in servicing New Zealand's SMBs.
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Digital camera market declines
Tue, 23rd Feb 2010
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creative technologies
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japan
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canon
Digital camera sales are in the doldrums, but a leading market<br />researcher predicts they will rebound.
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Mobile computing & the green strategy
Mon, 1st Feb 2010
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fleet management
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it infrastructure
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sales
Reducing travel by greater use of mobile applications is a sound move for reducing costs, and your carbon footprint.