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Dicker Data
EXCLUSIVE: Why women in IT makes good business sense - Dicker Data
The Federal government wants to bolster female participation in the tech industry to at least 40% by 2030. Here's how one homegrown Australian company has already reached that goal.
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SaaS
Maintaining secure systems with expectations of flexible work
Most office workers feel they've proved they can work successfully from home, and as much as employers try, things aren't going back to the way they were anytime soon.
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Humanforce
Lack of technology options limiting workplace flexibility today
Due to closed borders and Omicron isolation requirements, many Australian businesses have faced worker shortages, creating operational and customer service challenges.
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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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Remote Working
New Citrix study says employees prefer remote work to office work
According to a new poll conducted by Citrix, nearly 80% of employees say they would rather work in a hybrid way, and more than 70% would prefer to remain fully remote.
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Employee Experience
Expectations for flexible working up to 75%, what can be done?
"Leading organisations can drive performance by providing flexibility on all aspects of their work, and recognising their workforce comprises of people, not just employees.”
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Document Management
Nitro report: remote workers need better document handling
“Before the halo dims, we need to proactively address the workflow and productivity challenges workers continue to face when working remotely.”
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Remote Working
Remote working is here to stay - and employees love it, says GitLab report
According to the report, 83% of respondents say they are able to accomplish all of their work tasks remotely and 82% say remote working is the way of the future.
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Regus
Flexible workspaces provide major boost to NZ's local economies
Businesses that decentralise their workplaces could reap the benefits of lower overheads, happier workers, and reduced commute times – but they could also help to stimulate regional economies.
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Sustainability
Unsafe working environments in IT risking people's health
Excessive working hours, forced labour and discrimination are some of the problems that risk workers' health in the IT industry.
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Flexible work
Singapore's Best Workplaces 2019 revealed
The awards recognized organizations that were top of their game for building high-performing cultures where employees trust their leaders, are proud of what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.
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CRM
Natterbox launches solution to improve customer service efficiency
Freedom will transform agent performance, enabling Natterbox users to work from wherever they want on whatever device they want to work on.
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Flexible work
How flexible workspaces can help drive your global expansion - IWG
Flexible workspaces allow businesses to go global without the headache of setting up and maintaining a permanent office or workforce.
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Artificial Intelligence
Tech better than policy for SMBs, says GoDaddy research
73% of small business owners say they are not likely to lose their jobs or be negatively affected by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots.
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Application Security
Slack tackles balance between productivity and security
The new features include more options to protect data without interrupting employees’ requirements to get work done.
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Insurance
Aussie workers struggling to switch off while on holiday
A new survey has found Australian workers are struggling to disconnect while on vacation
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Artificial Intelligence
Video will be the fabric of collaboration in 2019’s enterprise
BlueJeans’ CEO outlines five trends that highlight the growing place of video conferencing in the modern enterprise.
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Flexible work
Founder of AKL's Generator exits as Precinct Properties takes over
“I’m proud to leave Generator in great heart and recognise that the time is right time to step aside and entrust the business to someone with a fresh vision and different perspective,” says Ryan Wilson.
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Regus
Slashing commute time could save NZ from 900,000 tonnes of C02
In New Zealand, workers could save between 7.7 and 8.8 million hours of commuting time every year.
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Remote Working
Why flexible working could make good business sense
“You can always give it a go on a trial basis. If it’s not working, be honest."
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Remote Working
Huge market for flexible working tech in NZ
Kiwi ICT companies will be a major beneficiary of an upcoming economic boom from growth in flexible working.
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Cloud
Regus flexible working space opens near Auckland Airport
Next time you’re transiting through Auckland Airport, you may just want to check out a new flexible working space that has opened just up the road.
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Flexible work
Flexible working isn't a passing fad - and it benefits everyone
The survey found flexible working reduces commuting time, enhances productivity, staff retention, job satisfaction, and creativity.
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Mobility
Opportunity growth in mobility as importance of flexibility rockets
According to a survey by Hays Recruitment, 89% of employers and 96% of professionals say flexibility is an area worth thinking about.