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Australian / Australia stories - Page 2

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ConnectID & RentBetter partnership enhances Australia's rental industry
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cloud services
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Australian Payments Plus' initiative, ConnectID, teams up with property management platform, RentBetter, aiming to boost privacy, and control for rental agents and tenants amid Australia's rental crisis.
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Australian AI startup Marqo secures $12.5m in funding
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Marqo secures $12.5m in Series A funding to further the adoption of its pioneering vector search platform and accelerate commercial growth.
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Qlik achieves Protected level IRAP status for public sector
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bi
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data analytics
Qlik attains Protected level assessment from Australia's IRAP, furthering its capability to aid government and regulated sectors in AI-powered DX.
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Orro secures Liquid IT in first overseas expansion
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managed services
Australian digital infrastructure provider Orro makes its first international move by acquiring New Zealand-based Liquid IT.
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Craggle introduces AI tool for easier loan refinancing
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digital banking
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open banking
Craggle launches AI tool revolutionising home loan refinancing, aims to simplify the process and save Aussies millions annually.
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Avarni appoints David Payne & Daniel Jarosch in key roles
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cloud services
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public cloud
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aws
Avarni, a leading decarbonisation firm, appoints David Payne as its Chief Commercial Officer and Daniel Jarosch as board Chairman, marking a new phase of global growth.
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Exclusive: The BlueVoyant philosophy driving success
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Exploring the efficacy of BlueVoyant's 'good, accurate and fast' philosophy: rapid growth in Australia and a reliance on AI make the cybersecurity firm a standout in the global industry.
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Australian fintech investment plummets by 76% amid global downturn
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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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Salus Ventures reaches $40m target with QIC investment boost
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cybersecurity
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venture capital
Salus Ventures, an Australian seed-stage venture capital fund, has surpassed its $40m target, powered by a robust investment from Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
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DataStax unveils SwiftieGPT, AI chatbot for Taylor Swift's Australian fans
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In anticipation of Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, DataStax announces SwiftieGPT, an AI chatbot offering comprehensive knowledge about Taylor Swift to her Australian fans.
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Kylie Watson becomes DXC Technology's Head of Security for ANZ
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cybersecurity
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DXC Technology has chosen Kylie Watson, a seasoned cybersecurity specialist, as the Security Head for Australia and New Zealand, poised to empower their clients against intensifying cyber threats.
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Australia's digital health sector yields record-breaking economic returns
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government
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productivity
Australia's digital health investment yields $19.70 in capital, 56 jobs and AUD 4.2m in gross economic value for every AUD $1m invested, according to a landmark report.
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Wiise partners with Endeavour & Thyme to bolster NZ market
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Cloud ERP platform Wiise partners with New Zealand tech providers Endeavour and Thyme Technologies, aiming to streamline the operations of NZ's SMBs.
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LawCPD unveils first AI-powered learning feature for legal studies
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LawCPD pioneers the global legal education scene with the introduction of its AI-Powered Learning Feature, the first AI tool revolutionising professional development for lawyers.
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Vonage to boost Southern Cross Credit Union's customer support
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contact centre
Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) partners with global cloud communications firm, Vonage, enhancing their customer support system in Australia by employing Vonage Fusion's UCaaS and CCaaS solutions.
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Rippling's $11.25B bolster for Asia-Pacific with Sydney HQ opening
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payroll systems
Rippling, the US-based workforce management giant, has launched in Australia, marking the initiation of a multi-year investment strategy in the ever-growing Asia-Pacific region.
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Data Zoo names former London Stock Exchange exec as new CEO
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compliance
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global expansion
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identity
Data Zoo, an award-winning global identity provider, has appointed former London Stock Exchange Group executive, Charlie Minutella, as its new CEO, signalling a major strategic shift.
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Secure State joins archTIS program to enhance Aussie cybersecurity
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cybersecurity
Indigenous cybersecurity firm Secure State has become a Silver Partner in the archTIS Channel Partner Program, enhancing its security solution offerings.
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Innovation, AI and Australia and New Zealand’s digital future
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advanced persistent threat protection
Australasian businesses showcase resilience and innovation amid global challenges, bolstered by Oracle's AI-driven digital solutions and extensive cloud-infrastructure investments.
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$74 billion loss risk for firms from poor customer service
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Australian businesses face an annual financial risk of AU$74bn due to poor customer service, reveals Qualtrics' study.
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Visa's AI technology thwarts $714m fraud in Australia
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cloud services
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ransomware
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phishing
Visa's AI-powered fraud solution has blocked $714m in attempted scams in Australia, over double the previous year's figure.
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Equinix expands renewable energy commitment with PPA
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data centre operators
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compliance
Equinix extends its commitment to generating over 1GW of clean energy globally, by executing a new Power Purchase Agreement in Australia.
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BlueVoyant report details rising AI-enabled cybercrime trends
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dark web
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email security
New report by cybersecurity firm BlueVoyant identifies worrying advances in cyber threats and urges increased business vigilance. The emerging trends include AI-aided phishing and online ad exploitation.
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Amazon & Vena Energy inaugurates Queensland's first solar farm
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power / energy
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renewable energy
Amazon and Vena Energy launch a 125MW solar farm in Queensland, the first Amazon renewable energy project in the state.