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Inflation stories

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Code Institute launches Spring Scholarship Fund for developers
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Code Institute has launched the Spring Scholarship Fund of €250,000 to financially support aspiring global developers and promote diversity within technology and AI-centric roles.
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SYSPRO survey reveals manufacturing sector's strategic shift amid crises
3 days ago
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SYSPRO's third annual Global CFO Survey suggests a strategic shift in the manufacturing sector towards enhanced operational resilience and efficiency amid macro-economic disruptions.
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Aussie crypto investors positive ahead of Bitcoin halving event
5 days ago
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Amid an impending Bitcoin halving, more than 2,000 Australian crypto investors show optimism, fuelled by significant institutional investments and record-high Bitcoin pricing.
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UK business expenses surge 24% due to inflation, says SAP Concur
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UK business expenses surged 24% in FY 23/24, double the inflation rate peak, largely driven by increased costs in air travel, entertainment, and car hire, according to SAP Concur.
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Jobstreet's 2024 report surveys hiring trends in Singapore
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Jobstreet's 2024 survey unveils Singaporean hirers' optimism for an active job market early in the year, with plans to grow staff numbers and a focus on compensation and benefits.
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AI, sustainability, elections dominate 2024 CEO talks
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AI, sustainability, and upcoming elections are leading topics in CEO discussions in Q1 2024, notes the latest IoT Analytics report.
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Prophet's AI platform intends to revamp global ad spend efficiency
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digital marketing
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Predictive intelligence platform, Prophet, emerges from 3-year development, using Nobel Prize-winning mathematics to mitigate a $1 trillion deficit from data blind spots and Google's cookie phase-out.
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UK retail picks up but online experience lets shoppers down
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Despite a market recovery, 85% of UK shoppers feel let down by online retailers in terms of pricing and delivery, says a Celigo survey.
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Australian traditional PC market shrinks by nearly 10% in 2023
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A steep 9.8% contraction hit Australia's traditional PC market in 2023, amid inflation-related woes, impacting notably desktops and notebooks, IDC report reveals.
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Asia/Pacific PC market reports dramatic decline in 2023
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PC shipments in the Asia/Pacific region, inclusive of Japan and China, plummeted 16.1% in 2023 amidst muted demand and tepid economic recovery.
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Australian finance salaries to rise, hints Robert Half
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Australian finance and accounting professionals' salaries set for a rise following a significant 6.5% sector growth.
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European consumers seek flexible return policies – study
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consumers
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European consumers value flexible return policies and payment options, posing a potential trillion-dollar return cost to retailers by decade's end.
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Service Leadership unveils key IT provider pay report findings
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connectwise
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Service Leadership reveals key insight into IT solution provider pay, showcasing data from top performers and predicting future compensation trends.
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Australian fleet managers embrace tech to combat rising costs
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Amid expanding operational costs, Australian fleet managers increasingly adopt GPS fleet tracking and other tech solutions, significantly reducing fuel, labour, and maintenance costs, the 2024 Fleet Technology Trends Report reveals.
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IWD 2024: Transformative tech key to supporting student wellbeing
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cloud services
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apple
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digital entertainment
Higher Education institutions in the UK face considerable challenges as outdated tech intensifies problems around student wellbeing and retention.
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Location data used to show boom of fast food sector across Australia
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Aussie fast food sector witnesses a significant growth with 226 new store openings in 2023, led by major chains like KFC and Sushi Hub, reports GapMaps.
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GenAI sparks hope & unease for tech and telcos in 2024
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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Onebite research brings hope and concerns for tech and telcos in 2024, highlighting fears about Generative AI.
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Workers feel undervalued, spurring job change considerations
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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millennials
Major perception gap unveiled in Australian workplaces, as 65% of employees don't feel appreciated by their managers.
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How manufacturers can use real-time data to shape better business strategies
Tue, 20th Feb 2024
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Amidst surging inflation in Australia, manufacturers can use real-time data and ERP systems to shape fluid, effective business strategies.
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5 supply chain strategies to prepare for inflation & potential recession
Mon, 19th Feb 2024
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business
As inflation spikes and a potential recession looms, businesses must adapt their supply chains with resilience and agility, preparing to not only survive, but thrive amid a changing economic landscape.
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Skills shortage impairs Singapore's tech growth, reveals salary guide
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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bi
New research by Morgan McKinley reveals Singapore's tech growth held back in 2023 due to a shortage of skilled candidates, with 76% of hirers finding recruitment competitive.
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Airtime Rewards & O2 launch exclusive cashback campaign in February
Tue, 6th Feb 2024
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Airtime Rewards and O2 give an economic boost through an exclusive cashback initiative in February, allowing O2 customers to offset phone bills with purchases from over 180 retail partners.
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SMEs remain bullish, planning growth despite economic challenges
Thu, 1st Feb 2024
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Despite high inflation and rising interest rates, 80% of SMEs plan strategies for growth in 2024, underpinned by a focus on innovation, investment, and staff training, says a CBA-YouGov study.
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Great Office Return sees 92% of firms initiate mandatory in-office policy
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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Amid the 2023 'Year of the Great Office Return', 92% of UK firms enacted mandatory in-office policies leading to 40% reinstating a full workweek, despite notable commuting costs and disruptions.