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Safety
Voxel hits total funding of $18M following ongoing wins
Since raising its seed round in September, Voxel has grown at pace, by decreasing on-site injuries by upwards of 80% and increasing operational productivity.
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Digital Transformation
Undoing the productivity gaps of knowledge work
As Australia accelerates its digital economy and Australians head for the polls, one word is central: productivity.
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Dynabook
Dynabook A/NZ announces new Portégé X40L-K hyperlight laptop
Dynabook A/NZ has unveiled the all-new Portégé X40L-K, a hyperlight 14.0" modern laptop utilising cutting-edge, high-performance computing power.
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Microsoft
Microsoft identifies top workplace trends in latest report
When it comes to work, Kiwis place an especially high value on relationships and results over hours worked, Microsoft's Work Trend Index Report finds.
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Audio
Digital audio improves productivity, governance and competitive advantages
The business world is seldom simple, nor is the daily running of a busy legal firm. Like any evidence-based industry, there are always risks, nuances, mitigating factors, and an element of uncertainty.
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Open source
GitHub releases updates to Actions for better workflows
GitHub has released three new features for GitHub Actions to assist teams of all sizes to work faster at scale and enable increased productivity.
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Cybersecurity
Trends for the modern workplace in 2022 and beyond
As hybrid work becomes the norm attention is turning to how to maintain productivity and culture with a geographically dispersed workforce.
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Data Protection
Three tech tips to thrive in a remote work future
Whether for better or for worse, remote work is here to stay. The battle continues as countries grapple with uneven vaccination rates and new coronavirus variants.
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Remote Working
Why employees never want to give up remote work
While there is some desire to return to the office, most employees want to continue working from in some capacity, according to a recent report.
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Gmail
Google unveils Workspace 'Starter Edition' to calm waters after G-Suite backlash
“Starting today, with Essentials Starter, employees can make the switch from legacy productivity tools and experience the difference with Google Workspace.”
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SAS
Amid the Great Resignation, curiosity is an important skill for employees, according to new SAS study
While curiosity can address critical business challenges, many organisations struggle to develop and harness this skill.
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Small Business / SMB
Digital hesitancy holding back NZ business - report
Small businesses experience higher revenue and productivity when they readily adopt new technology.
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Unified Communications
Zscaler launches 'digital experience' solution for better unified comms
"Zscaler Digital Experience addresses the three biggest challenges that prevent seamless collaboration for the hybrid workforce: siloed user data, limited legacy monitoring tools, and a lack of analytics and workflows."
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SaaS
The cloud shift: connecting data silos and taming SaaS sprawl
To get the most out of their enterprise data assets, IT teams need to equip themselves with the right tools to connect every application across the organisation.
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SaaS
Productiv redefines employee experience with SaaS Intelligence solution
Productiv’s solution is designed to give IT departments visibility into app usage, spend and compliance, enable greater automation of workflows and policies, and help teams to create personalised experiences.
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Apple
Apple reveals new productivity features for the iPhone, iPad and Mac
Apple has updated its iWork suite of productivity apps with new features, enabling users to present in new ways and work with documents on the go. 
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SaaS
Less than half of company SaaS applications used by employees
Business investment in SaaS applications continues to climb despite widespread underutilisation of app licenses by employees.
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Employee Experience
Study finds huge disconnect between managers and employees
"As a manager, you may think you're doing a good job, but our research is demonstrating that there's a disconnect between what you think and what your employees are feeling."
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Nitro Software acquires PDFpen for $6m cash
The addition of PDFpen strategically expands the Nitro Productivity Platform and provides productivity solutions for knowledge workers everywhere on virtually any device, the company states.
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Remote Working
Remote working core element of future of work, report finds
The report highlighted the continuing popularity of remote work, with 94% of Australians wanting to work remotely at least once a week, up from 92% in the previous year.
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Productivity
Are productivity tools helping or hindering employees?
Technology implemented to keep employees engaged and productive is frustrating and slowing them down, new research from Citrix reveals.
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Productivity
Productivity Commission seeking feedback on Right to Repair report
The report explores ways in which governments and manufacturers could improve their products and repair processes for independent repairers and consumers.
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Artificial Intelligence
Intellificial launches new framework to empower productivity through AI
Intellificial, the Australian artificial intelligence (AI) and automation consultancy, has launched a solution to help companies more securely and sustainably implement intelligent automation.
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Productivity
ManageEngine launches new MSP offering to help boost productivity
ManageEngine has launched RMM Central, a unified remote monitoring and management solution for managed service providers (MSPs).