News

There are six barriers preventing Australia from leading the world in digital performance — including cultural resistance

Despite our comparatively steady economy, Australia still trails behind a handful of other countries when it comes to digitisation — specifically blockchain, automation and machine learning. Leading companies that have been shifting towards automation have seen notable results and increased efficiency, so why more companies aren’t deciding to opt for […]
There are six barriers preventing Australia from leading the world in digital performance — including cultural resistance
News

Uber Eats report acknowledges ‘not all platform work is a high-wage option’ as gig economy prepares for new guidelines from NSW taskforce

Uber Eats created nearly 60,000 ‘work opportunities’ through 2020, claims a new report. The “Making delivery work for everyone” paper, released Monday, claims delivery work supported vulnerable workers through the COVID-19 pandemic. The positive spin on gig economy work comes just days before a NSW Government taskforce reveals new safety […]
Uber Eats report acknowledges ‘not all platform work is a high-wage option’ as gig economy prepares for new guidelines from NSW taskforce
Tech

Facebook reportedly told its ad reviewers to ignore fraud and hacked accounts as long as ‘Facebook gets paid’

Facebook told workers to ignore fraudulent ads and hacked accounts as long as the company “gets paid,” BuzzFeed News reported Thursday. BuzzFeed News’ investigation revealed how Facebook consistently prioritised making money over protecting users from scams, hackers, and disinformation. Ahead of the US elections in November, Facebook even told its […]
Facebook reportedly told its ad reviewers to ignore fraud and hacked accounts as long as ‘Facebook gets paid’
Tech

Innovation Inc: How the ‘Amazon effect’ has reached the Washington Post

The “Amazon effect” is no longer segmented to the retail industry. The disruption the e-commerce giant caused in the sector is now reflective of the change happening across industries, with many companies using Amazon as a model for how to pursue digital transformation. Washington Post’s chief information officer Shailesh Prakash […]
Innovation Inc: How the ‘Amazon effect’ has reached the Washington Post
Markets

Layoffs, pay cuts, and dialed-back recruiting: Here’s how the biggest accounting and consulting firms are cutting costs and shrinking headcount

Professional services firms have been laying off employees and cutting pay as the coronavirus pandemic has hit their business pipelines. Firms have seen clients rein in on spending on consulting and advisory work as economic conditions across industries remain unclear. The question mark over the economy has also led to […]
Layoffs, pay cuts, and dialed-back recruiting: Here’s how the biggest accounting and consulting firms are cutting costs and shrinking headcount
News

The possible buyers of AT&T’s digital ad unit Xandr

Summary List Placement Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 3. I’m Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today’s news: The potential buyers of AT&T’s Xandr, layoffs […]
The possible buyers of AT&T’s digital ad unit Xandr
Tech

Facebook content moderators have reportedly been ordered to watch more child abuse just weeks after the company settled a lawsuit with thousands who developed PTSD on the job

Facebook content moderators employed by Accenture have been ordered to review an extra 48 minutes of child abuse a day,The Intercept reported Thursday. Accenture told hundreds of moderators in emails that, under its renegotiated contract with Facebook, they’d now need to look at 6.3 hours of “child-exploitation imagery” instead of […]
Facebook content moderators have reportedly been ordered to watch more child abuse just weeks after the company settled a lawsuit with thousands who developed PTSD on the job
Strategy

PRESENTING: 38 power players disrupting the $130 billion consulting industry and solving problems for clients in crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the management-consulting industry. The market for consultants has declined from $US160 billion to an estimated $US130 billion in 2020 because of decreased client demand, according to the research platform Statista. COVID-19 has forced firms to hold off on client projects, make significant changes to their […]
PRESENTING: 38 power players disrupting the $130 billion consulting industry and solving problems for clients in crisis
Tech

Some YouTube content moderators are reportedly being told they could be fired if they don’t sign ‘voluntary’ statements acknowledging their jobs could give them PTSD

Some YouTube content moderators are being forced to sign documents that acknowledge their jobs could lead to PTSD and negatively impact their mental health, according to a new report in The Verge. These employees work out of a site in Austin, Texas, operated by Accenture, one of the companies that […]
Some YouTube content moderators are reportedly being told they could be fired if they don’t sign ‘voluntary’ statements acknowledging their jobs could give them PTSD
Tech

Why humans, not machines, are companies’ biggest competitive advantage

“People are an organisation’s most significant source of competitive advantage,” Accenture’s HR chief Ellyn Shook told Business Insider at the Davos 2020 conference. Even as more work gets automated, Shook said “uniquely human skills” such as creativity, collaboration, and communication are becoming increasingly valuable. Shook said Accenture looks at technology […]
Why humans, not machines, are companies’ biggest competitive advantage
Tech

The risk of cyberattacks rises as high-tech smart cities become the norm, and experts say ‘your weakest link is your people’

As cities become increasingly connected, governments must prepare for a rising risk of cyberattacks, according to three smart city experts from the public and private sector. When it comes to cybersecurity, “your weakest link is your people,” according to Tony Encinas, former Chief Information Officer for the state of Pennsylvania. […]
The risk of cyberattacks rises as high-tech smart cities become the norm, and experts say ‘your weakest link is your people’