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World Economy to Return to Pre-Pandemic Output in 2021: Report

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The OECD’s latest interim Economic Outlook report provides a cautiously optimistic tone on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the world economy. Commenting on the report, Felix Richter, Data Journalist at Statista noted that the report finds that “global economic prospects have improved markedly in recent months”, revising its GDP growth forecast for 2021 upward by more than 1 percentage point …

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Why Compliance to Cabling Regulations is in your Best Interest

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Cabling regulations are mandated under the Telecommunications Act, calling for installers to be registered (licensed); products to be tested and approved; and installation practices to meet stringent criteria. The penalties are severe, yet very few have been penalised. Is this industry so complaint that we no longer need to be regulated? Article originally published in BICSI Column of ECD mag …

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Update on 2021 BICSI NZ Conference

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Unfortunately we have to defer the BICSI NZ conference yet again, because of concerns over COVID-19. The new date is Tuesday 27 July 2021. The very fluid nature of COVID-19 has made it impossible to set a definite date for our conference. The BICSI NZ conference was originally scheduled for 5 May 2020 2020, but the first COVID-19 wave forced …

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NZ Employment Rises on Back of Strong Economy

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According to Stats NZ, the recovering New Zealand economy is continuing to add jobs, led by a record high for jobs in construction, while unemployment fell. Employment rose by 17,000 in Q4 2020, up 0.6% on Q3 2020, with women making up 10,000 of the increase in the quarter. The unemployment rate fell from 5.3% to 4.9%, comparing favourably with …

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Upcoming Events

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Here’s a list of the BICSI South Pacific and other ICT industry events that are coming up in the months ahead for you to attend online: Friday 16 April – 3:00 to 5:00 pm AEDT or 6:00 to 8:00 pm AEDT – ‘TDMM Chap. 13 – Audio-Visual Systems & Chap. 14 – Building Automation Systems’, hosted by BICSI Korea via …

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Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021

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Gartner recently published its top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2021. “The need for operational resiliency across enterprise functions has never been greater,” said Gartner research VP, Brian Burke. “CIOs are striving to adapt to changing conditions to compose the future business. This requires the organisational plasticity to form and reform dynamically. “As organisations move from …

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BICSI ACT Golf Day 2021

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It was a “return to normality” for BICSI members in Canberra who participated in the BICSI 2021 ACT Charity Golf Day on Thur 18 March. Forty players participated in the Golf Day at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club, after first attending the BICSI seminar covering BICSI’s strategies and plans for 2021 and beyond. This was BICSI South Pacific’s first event for …

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Automation Will Shrink Australia Job Market 11% By 2030: Report

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According to a recent Forrester report, Australia’s job market will shrink by 11%, or 1.5 million workers, by 2030, as artificial intelligence and automation continue to reshape workforces globally. Employees in finance, accounting, and procurement who perform highly structured administrative tasks are most at risk: Automation is likely to eliminate a million of those jobs first. The report, entitled ‘Future …

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Australian Households Demand Faster Broadband

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According to a recent NBN Co report, more households than ever before are opting for higher speed NBN plans to support their needs for online work, learning, entertainment and connected life. The number of Australians choosing broadband plans with peak download speeds of 100 Mbps and above more than doubled in the 12 months to January 2021, while average household …

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Australian CFO Sentiment: Confidence Bounces Back

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According to Deloitte’s biannual CFO Sentiment survey, Australian CFO optimism bounced back from a severe COVID-induced shock, with the strength of the country’s economic recovery supporting a return to more positive sentiment after a confronting 2020. The survey, which covers the second half of 2020, noted that: More than 70% of CFOs feel “optimistic” or “highly optimistic” about the financial …