• UNSW engineers develop hydrogen power retrofit for diesel engines

    ENGINEERS from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney have successfully converted a diesel engine to run as a hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine – reducing CO2 emissions by more than 85 percent in the process.

  • CSIRO's new 'bushfire lab' gets to work

    AUSTRALIA’s national science agency, CSIRO, has unveiled its new world-leading bushfire research facility in Canberra, to better understand how bushfires behave, what conditions make them worse, and the best ways to respond across the country.

  • News Feature: Asia Pacific Cities Summit 2023, Brisbane

    THE Asia Pacific Cities Summit (2023APCS) and Mayors’ Forum provided a wealth of information on how 140 cities globally are being shaped for better futures. Business Acumen was there and over the next few months a succession of important News Feature articles will be published from the Summit. Stay tuned.

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October 20, 2023

Cyber attacks and other key misconceptions that derail the cloud journey for small-medium businesses

By Josh McHugh-Cullen >>

MANY small to medium business (SMB) owners share a common misconception. In a world of rapidly accelerating cybercrime targeting enterprises, public infrastructure, and even governments, they often think they are far too small to entice hackers or cybercriminals.

On the one hand, cyberattacks on SMBs are unlikely to make the news…

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    THE Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Bruce Billson, has welcomed the significant commitment announced today by the banking industry to "better support small businesses to combat scams".

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    STEVE ORENSTEIN wanted to reshape the delivery and courier industry.

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    THE Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has appointed Raylene Bellottie and Yien Hong to its board as two new industry directors, effective January 1 next year.

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