Cyberattacks have been rampant since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, and small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) were among the most vulnerable, with four in 10 being hit by cyberattacks, according to a new study by B2B software search website Software Advice. As reported by IT Brief Australia, Software Advice’s study surveyed 202 IT specialists […]
South Australian researchers are set to examine 10,000 historical soil DNA samples in a bid to improve Australia’s agricultural sector in the future. The researchers, from the University of Adelaide, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) will analyse how soil biology composition has changed […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a massive shift in people’s lifestyle and economic activities, and the retail sector has been one of the most widely affected. Due to the various lockdowns, people’s consumption behaviour has been altered greatly, including rapid acceleration and widespread adoption of e-commerce. The number of people going to brick-and-mortar shops was […]
Almost two-thirds (63%) of the country’s business sector consists of non-employing sole traders, the latest available data from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has shown, signifying a thriving proprietorship landscape. Separate figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), meanwhile, indicate that despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the […]
As more lenders report on consumer loan repayments, Creditsmart is urging Australians to take ownership of their credit health. Creditsmart is a consumer education website owned by the Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA), the peak body for organisations involved in the disclosure, exchange and application of credit reporting data in Australia. Creditsmart’s annual report revealed […]
Global electric vehicle (EV) sales increased by 108% from 3.24 million in 2020 to 6.75 million in 2021, according to EV Volumes, and that number is expected to jump again in 2022 as more EV options enter the marketplace and drivers seek relief from soaring prices. As more car buyers drive EVs off the lot, […]
As Australians take a break this Easter, The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has warned short-term holiday rental hosts not to place their most valuable assets at risk. According to the ICA, nearly 500,000 Australian hosts have listed their property on short-term holiday rental platforms since 2016, with Easter and Christmas identified as popular times […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has given cyber criminals an advantage as remote work became more common in Australia. Now, Savvy’s online scams report has revealed that cybercrime has hit sky-high rates in the country, sparking major concerns for individuals and businesses. The report showed that Australians lost over $72 million in scams during the first quarter […]
The catastrophic flooding in Queensland and New South Wales (NSW), which is expected to trigger a “devastating wave” of underinsurance, has severely damaged or wiped-out homes and infrastructure. However, WoodSolutions (WS), managed by the Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), said all might not be lost. WS, designed to provide free information about timber […]
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