• Business lessons from averting an air disaster

    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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  • Sponsology: Sponsorship game changer

    SPONSOLOGY, a new Australian web platform that uses an algorithm to match sponsorship ‘givers’ and ‘seekers’, is set to change the dynamics of the sector nationally and, potentially, internationally.

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  • Famous Gypsy Moth lands at Archerfield, 88 years later

    NEWLY restored de Havilland Gypsy Moth, VH-UQH, flew into Archerfield Airport on Sunday April 14 to mark 88 years since it broke the England to Australia solo flight record - and the grandson of the record-setting pilot was aboard.

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  • Hilton Brisbane teams plant 100 trees to celebrate Hilton centenary

    IT WAS ALL ABOUT community legacy when teams from Hilton Brisbane planted 100 trees to mark global hospitality company Hilton’s 100th year in May.

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  • Australian VaultID will assist the world's 'Unbanked'

    A NEW financial technology venture developed from Australia is providing a global solution for people who struggle with safe digital verification for financial transactions. They are known as the 'Unbanked'.

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July 13, 2019

Australian interest rates drop again: winners and losers from RBA’s decisions

By Dan Hadley >>

JULY of this year saw the Reserve Bank cut interest rates again by another 0.25 percent. While this spells an immediate celebration for homeowners and investors keeping up with mortgage payments, other factors are at play.

Banks’ failures to pass on the full saving, in an attempt to increase profits, gives rise to consumer frustration and…

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  • 20 Jul, 2019

    Hydra Light power – just add water


    By Leon Gettler >>

    IMAGINE if you could power lights with a battery that generates its own power when activated by dipping it in water.

    Hydra Light’s products are aimed at reducing the waste associated with single-use batteries and raising awareness of alternative energy solutions.

    Hydra Light has developed technology that can…

  • 19 Jul, 2019

    ‘Hybrid’ takes the lead in Clash of the Clouds

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    By Jamie Humphrey >>

    CLOUD computing has well and truly become mainstream and a central part of the chief information officers (CIO) agendas as they rush to digitalise their businesses.

    However, knowing what to do and being able to do it in the most efficient manner are two different things. Companies therefore face several…

  • 18 Jul, 2019

    ATO system outages come at a cost says IPA


    IT IS NOT UNCOMMON in the commercial world, when customers are unexpectedly inconvenienced, for compensation to be offered so it’s time for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to recognise the damage caused by technology outages, according to the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

    “We recognise the fact that the ATO has…

  • 17 Jul, 2019

    Australian-developed VaultID brings financial inclusion to the world's 'Unbanked'

    Victorian Leaders

    A NEW financial technology venture developed from Melbourne is providing a global solution for people who struggle with safe digital verification for financial transactions.

    Digital verification is a legislated element of all financial transactions as institutions are required to comply with national and international…

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February 16, 2019

Australia needs leadership now, not rulership

BUSINESS ACUMEN’s special report on leadership, in edition 93, could not be more timely. Or more poignant. Or better…

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July 03, 2019

Small business ombudsman 'eagle-eyed' on banking code's enforcement

WHILE the new Banking Code of Practice is an improvement on previous versions, it remains to be seen if it will be…

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July 17, 2019

The robots are coming ... to help your business

By Leon Gettler >> EVERY industry will be hit by robotics Dan Ternes, Blue Prism’s chief technology officer (CTO) for…

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Less pain and effort now it’s Ezy-As

For many, the arduous task of donning compression stockings can be frustrating. This is especially true if the wearer is living independently,…

Business Incubator: ACS Labs

July 07, 2019

RiverPitch Live Sydney gives 10 startups a shot at investors

THE RiverPitch Live event series took place for the first time in Sydney on June 27 at the Sydney Startup Hub, giving 10 innovative early-stage…

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Ocular Robotics envisions the future

AUSTRALIAN company Ocular Robotics has been recognised as a ‘game changer’ organisation in the global robotics revolution.

Ocular Robotics, a New South Wales Leaders alumni member, was presented…

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June 18, 2019
At AlphaBiz, great minds gather regularly to find better methods and systems for their customers.

AlphaBiz charts 10 years, strides into the future with certainty.

FOR ALPHABIZ it has been a 10-year journey from acquisition with a handful of clients with an ambition – to help business owners and CEOs take back…

Creative Industries

June 22, 2019

Ocre becomes Australia’s global ‘laid-back luxury’ brand

FROM ORIGINAL works of art through to textiles and fashion accessories, Tarn Mclean’s works are a study in natural beauty, the fluidity of art and a…

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January 16, 2019

Roy Morgan kicks off live sports sponsorship platform

ROY MORGAN has launched the Genome Audience Planner in alliance with TEG Analytics as a ‘next generation sponsorship planning and optimisation…

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July 11, 2019

World Press Photo exhibition lands in Brisbane

By Ellen Boonstra, Asia correspondent >>

THE HEARTBREAKING IMAGE of a two-year old Honduran girl crying near the US-Mexico border, while her mother…

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May 27, 2019

Provenir pioneers semi-trailer mobile abattoir to reduce stress on livestock

By Leon Gettler >>

PROVENIR, an Australian ag-tech firm, has used technology to develop the perfect solution for Australian cattle farmers battling…

Community Business

June 09, 2019

Sponsology joined by Stemdom, Champific and Bestowly

SPONSOLOGY, the new Australian web platform that uses an algorithm to match sponsorship ‘givers’ and ‘seekers’, has been joined by its platform…

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February 27, 2019

SiGNificant signage by design

THERE IS SOMETHING magnificent about a finely crafted roadside sign … and Indian Hills Community Center in Colorado, USA, may well be the world pace…

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