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November 2019 - Austbrokers Terrace Insurance | Adelaide | Melbourne

Manager ex machina: a look at the possibility of a robot bos...

Why workers might welcome the prospect of a robot takeover – at least in some ways. The word “robot” was coined by the Czech writer Karel Čapek for his 1921 play R.U.R., drawing inspiration from the Czech words robota, meaning forced labour, and robotnik, or serf. As soon as we named them, humanity conceived of […]

Fighting fire with tech: How holograms, AI and drones can ai...

As we embark on an early start to the bushfire season in Australia it is worth thinking about the ways technology can help in the prevention and fighting the fires. Australia continues to experience unprecedented destruction from bushfires. Now is the time to harness our technological tools, and find innovative ways to help alleviate the […]

What’s next: Aussie executives gave us

As this year winds to a close, we took a look at some of the big tech trends business executives predict will take off in the next one. Food printers and drone delivered pizzaMary Sue Rogers manages ForPurposeCo., a social enterprise owned by Australian food rescue charity OzHarvest. Rogers thinks 2020 will be a big […]

Cyber security training centre to fuel growing industry

A good news story for Adelaide. A cyber security training centre has opened in Adelaide to help provide the next generation of professionals to the growing industry. The state-of-the-art training centre is located at TAFE SA’s Adelaide City campus and will be home to one of the vocational training institution’s fastest growing courses, a Certificate […]

Web-based valuation calculators cause an ‘epidemic of underi

Thousands of Australian homes could be underinsured by as much as 66% due to error-prone online valuation calculators, according to new research from MCG Quantity Surveyors. The finding was based on a review of web-based calculators against a detailed professional cost estimation of a home in Sydney’s southwest. A professional valuation made on a property […]

Why business owners should manage their business as an asset

For many business owners, their business provides a means of employment and an income. Often, they started the business for that very purpose. However, by not treating their business as an asset, they could be missing out on growth opportunities, on the potential to move from running the business day-to-day to a more flexible and […]

Did you know?

The Aussie spread has been certified by Vegan Australia, to coincide with World Vegan Day on November 1. Vegemite became officially vegan without changing its recipe because – surprise – it has always been vegan. Among its ingredients are yeast extract (from yeast grown on barley and wheat) as well as salt. Vegemite’s ingredients haven’t […]

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