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Hotwire Headlines #10

From Australia: The latest in tech and innovation

In recent news, cybersecurity for the health sector continues to be a concern, cloud adoption plans are accelerated and the future of work continues to be top of mind as we head into the New Year.

Girls should ‘over-invest in STEM’

Following a panel with two of Australia’s top female executives, women are being strongly encouraged to consider tech as a career path. On the panel, TikTok’s Director of Content and Partnerships, Felicity McVay, said “Creativity and problem solving go hand-in-hand and there’s so many exciting pathways for women and young people generally in the tech world to drive change and innovation.” Women in STEM will continue to be a focus as both D&I and the talent gap continue to be a priority for businesses.

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Cloud adoption brought forward by years, says AWS CEO

AWS recently announced its intentions to bolster its cloud services journey. Several new services were revealed at the company’s conference re:Invent, including Trainium, which targets Nvidia’s core business of powerful chips to train machine learning algorithms.

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Google could cut Australians out of upgrades

As discussions continue between Google and the Australian Government, the tech giant has made moves to exclude the country from regular improvements to its search function and other services.

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Hackers target groups in Covid-19 vaccine distribution

With recent announcements of successful COVID-19 vaccine treatments, IBM and US officials have expressed their concern of hackers targeting companies critical to the dissemination of the vaccines. This stems from the persistence of hackers who have previously targeted healthcare providers, including hospitals.

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Remote working could drive profound shifts for some industries: McKinsey Global Institute

New research from McKinsey Global Institute revealed the finance, management, professional services, and information sectors have the highest potential for remote working. The study also revealed that one in five people in the workforce could work remotely three to five days a week as effectively as if they were at the office.

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