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CBA pilots emissions tracking program with Ruminati for Australian farmers
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climate change
Ruminati and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia initiate a pilot programme to provide farmers in Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales with data for tracking, modelling and reducing emissions.
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Microsoft, NAB & CITT join forces to boost cybersecurity for Victoria's SMBs
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cybersecurity
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cybercrime
A $1 million cybersecurity training initiative between Microsoft, National Australia Bank, and CITT aims to bolster security understanding for small businesses and equip students with practical industry experience in Victoria.
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Northeast Health Wangaratta makes it halfway through major digital upgrade
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digital transformation
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orion health
Northeast Health Wangaratta is advancing patient safety and satisfaction with a major upgrade to its digital care records with Orion Health, expected to be operational by mid-2024.
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Rise in poly-employment among shift workers hits 25-year high
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retail
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deputy
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australian bureau of statistics
Australian shift workers are increasingly taking on multiple jobs, a trend called 'poly-employment', which has reached a 25-year high.
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Jane Robinson appointed as Avocado Consulting's new COO
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saas
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leadership
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mba
Avocado Consulting bolsters senior leadership with arrival of industry veteran, Jane Robinson, as new COO, aligning with the firm's 20th anniversary.
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Equinix Australia signs maiden Asia-Pacific renewable energy deal
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colocation
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sustainable it
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data centre operators
Equinix Australia signs its first Power Purchase Agreement in Asia-Pacific, purchasing 151MW of renewable energy from TagEnergy's Golden Plains Wind Farm in Victoria due by 2029.
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Channel Factory appoints Tom Heddon as new Head of Sales for Victoria
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victoria
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Channel Factory boosts its expansion in Australia and New Zealand with the appointment of media industry veteran, Tom Heddon, as Head of Sales for Victoria.
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Fujitsu partners with Origin for EV trial in Australia
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cartech
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cios
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forrester research
Fujitsu launches EV trial with Australian energy firm Origin, a key move in realising its goal for a 100% zero emissions vehicle operational fleet by 2030.
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Crowdsourced funding in Australia holds steady in 2023
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travel
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nsw
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software
Amidst overall funding decreases, crowdsourced funding in Australia remained steady in 2023, securing $71m for local businesses.
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Vodafone invests $20 million in technology-focused retail revamp
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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apple
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technology gifts
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customers
Vodafone unveils $20 million tech-led retail revamp for enhanced customer experience and increased demand.
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Infosys partners with Tennis Australia to boost digital learning for NSW students
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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creative technologies
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vr
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metaverse
Infosys is collaborating with Tennis Australia and Tennis Victoria to enhance digital learning for Year 9-11 students in NSW.
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Akaysha Energy to build Australia's largest battery storage system
Fri, 24th Nov 2023
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nsw government
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government
Akaysha Energy secures government contract for Australia's largest battery storage system, paving the way for private investment in renewable energy storage.
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Australian fintech startup numbers dwindle amid challenging economic conditions
Mon, 6th Nov 2023
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investment
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software development
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kpmg
Number of Australian fintech startups drops for the first time, down 3% to 830, as challenging economic conditions persist.
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Melbourne's Andromeda Robotics trials AI companion robot in aged care
Mon, 6th Nov 2023
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dreamworks
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trials
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awards
Melbourne AI startup Andromeda Robotics partners with aged care provider Allity to trial humanoid companion robot, Abi, powered by Chat GPT-4 AI platform.
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Baw Baw Shire signs five-year agreement with TechnologyOne to boost efficiency
Fri, 3rd Nov 2023
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hcm
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payroll systems
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technologyone
Baw Baw Shire Council in Victoria has partnered with TechnologyOne to streamline operations and enhance services.
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Blue Connections IT donates 205 backpacks to Backpacks 4 VIC Kids charity
Wed, 1st Nov 2023
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sustainable it
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network infrastructure
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partner programmes
Blue Connections IT has donated 205 backpacks to the charity Backpacks 4 VIC Kids, emphasising its community commitment.
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Pure Storage recognises top performers at Purely Technical
Tue, 17th Oct 2023
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storage
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partner programmes
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data centre operators
At its sixth annual Purely Technical conference, Pure Storage honoured top system engineers across Australia and New Zealand.
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Australian workers crave choice in work-supplied IT devices, study finds
Sun, 15th Oct 2023
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tablets & laptops
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mobility
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nsw
Majority of Australian workers yearn for choice in work-supplied IT devices, according to recent study by 3arc.
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Leading Edge Data Centres appoints Matt Holden as COO
Wed, 1st Mar 2023
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cloud services
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it infrastructure
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software
Matt Holden joins Leading Edge Data Centres (LEDC) as COO to drive growth in edge data centre ecosystem, expanding channel partners and customers.
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Space research centre announces innovative, funding-backed projects
Mon, 27th Feb 2023
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satellite
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investment
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space
Australia's SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre has invested AU$1.1m into four space research projects, bringing total investment to over AU$10m.
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Macquarie Telecom appoints Marika Fiorini as Chief Customer Officer
Mon, 20th Feb 2023
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cloud services
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cx
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broadband
Australian telco Macquarie Telecom appoints Marika Fiorini as Chief Customer Officer to drive business growth and foster internal career development.
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Megantic partners Deakin University to drive eCommerce
Fri, 17th Feb 2023
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martech
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seo
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deakin university
Megantic partnership with Deakin will give Victorian businesses the upper hand in driving growth amidst an eCommerce renaissance.
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Gallagher Security makes five new appointments
Mon, 13th Feb 2023
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pd
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tasmania
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asia pacific
Gallagher Security appoints 5 new members to their Australian sales and marketing teams in preparation for growth in the region. #security #Australia.
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i-PRO appoints Rafal Loretz as new BDM for Aus & NZ
Fri, 2nd Dec 2022
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video
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melbourne
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nz
Experienced security pro Rafal Loretz joins i-PRO as Business Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand.