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February 2020 - Austbrokers Terrace Insurance | Adelaide | Melbourne

Protecting business

Insurance broker and risk advisor Marsh has released a four-step plan to help businesses deal with the global coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organisation has declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. Businesses need to be prepared for the outbreak’s possible effects, Marsh said. “While many firms plan for emergency situations […]

Why sustainability needs to be an integral part of your busi...

In 2020, small businesses just simply can’t afford to ignore the growing need to implement sustainability as a core facet of their business. No longer is it acceptable to just sit by and take a reactive approach to sustainability. These days, more and more customers, employees and the general public now expect businesses to be […]

Good news story

Team Rubicon using the skills of veterans to help bushfire victims rebuild When Adam Weinert’s Adelaide Hills home was destroyed by bushfire in December, he was gutted. “I’m so fatigued it’s starting to affect me cognitively now, and emotionally it’s just torn my heart out.” Mr Weinert is an Army veteran. The bushfire left him […]

Something to think about

Six H.A.B.I.T.S. to maximise productivity What are your good, or bad, habits? Habits are simply acquired behaviour patterns that have become almost involuntary. Some support our productivity, others not so much. It is said that it takes, on average, 66 days to create a new habit or break an old one. Take an inventory of […]

The cybersecurity resolutions you need to implement in 2020

Cybersecurity is an ever-growing concern for businesses. While their obvious worry is about sensitive data breaches and leaks, cyber weakness also hurts innovation. In a recent study by Cisco, a stunning 71 per cent of executives said concerns over cybersecurity had impeded innovation at their companies. Many organisations view cybersecurity as a daunting, complex task […]

Did you know?

Australians have been behind some pretty incredible tech inventions. Google Maps celebrated its 15 year anniversary this week, a system that more than a billion people around the world are using to navigate. And it was created in Australia. In honour of the anniversary, we’ve rounded out six of the top tech inventions created in […]

Help from above for Aussie bushfire recovery

South Australian organisations are taking to the air to quickly survey the fire damage to help researchers, farmers and wildlife. The aerial relief is covering everything from 3D mapping the fire-effected area with LIDAR technology to dropping food to wildlife that lost its habitat in the blazes. Adelaide-based Airborne Research Australia is creating free 3D […]

Why small businesses need to be awake to cyber fraud

Cybercrime is hitting Australian businesses hard. With reports of more than 13,672 cybercrimes from July to September last year alone, with a total annual estimated loss of $328 million, small businesses need to be alert and prepared. And cybercrime doesn’t discriminate by business size, with even a small loss of income or brand damage resulting […]

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