Sunsuper betting on technology play to become one of the big six

‘Ten years from now the superannuation sector is likely to look a lot more like the banking sector,’ says Scott Hartley, CEO of Sunsuper, speaking at the Australian Financial Review Banking & Wealth Summit. Photo: Christopher Pearce Non-profit superannuation funds that can’t afford to spend big on technology are set to flounder, while a clutch […]

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Technology may help elderly to live in own homes longer

Chris Clark, CEO of Prosperity 24.7, and James Massey, partner-manager of 365 Agile, at the event 0 COMMENTS 2SHARES01000 TECHNOLOGY could be used to help the elderly stay living at home for longer and to reduce pressure on the new hospital, members of Jersey’s care community have been told. Several UK local government authorities are […]

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How New Technology is Empowering Australasia’s Enterprises

Containers, microservices, and all things automation have become de-facto solutions for developing at scale in an enterprise environment. While many developer teams have created in-house solutions to their infrastructure challenges, Australasia’s largest organizations are pioneering some of today’s more innovative solutions to workflow automation, on-boarding pioneering technologies, and working at scale. Announced March 29, 2016, […]

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Technology Transforms How Insurers Calculate Risk

Dan Preston, the chief executive of Metromile, an insurer based in San Francisco that monitors mileage and sets premiums according to the number of miles policyholders drive. CreditJason Henry for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — The world is a dangerous, unpredictable place — not a bad thing, perhaps, if you’re in the business […]

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Education and politics have always been linked

I voted yesterday. Ironically, this right we enjoy as free citizens living in a democratic society made me feel more reflective than proactive. Thomas Jefferson argued that a democracy can only function effectively when the citizenry is educated. In fact, he maintained democracies fail when education fails. Politics and education have been inextricably interwoven into […]

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Australia will have to face the consequences of its education gap

Illustration: Kerrie Leishman Illustration: Kerrie Leishman As the ups and downs of the mining boom stole the headlines Australia was experiencing a less celebrated economic transformation: a know-how boom. Since the middle of last decade the share of adults with an advanced post-school qualification has swelled dramatically. In 2005 the proportion of Australians aged between […]

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Nearly 300 Students Go Straight to Lawmakers to Talk Education

DES MOINES, Iowa — Nearly 300 students from around the state filled the Capitol to speak directly with legislators about education issues. The Iowa Student Learning Institute was created by students for students with the goal of having student voices heard, and that’s exactly what they did Tuesday. The organization held its second annual Student […]

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Education company wins top business award

Photo: / Bob Capazzo Victoria Newman and Peter Newman at the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Kylie Newman It all started in a one-room schoolhouse. Now, the Greenwich Education Group serves more than 1,000 students annually, employs 107 full-time staff members, and has received this year’s top honor in Connecticut from the U.S. Small Business […]

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The U.S. Department of Education Will Streamline The Student Loan Repayment Process

CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK Share518 Tweet The U.S. Department of Education plans to streamline the borrowing process to make it easier to pay student loans, and have the companies that collect those loans provide uniform information so students don’t receive misinformation, department officials indicated in a blog post on Monday. The department will release more information soon. […]

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School principals targeted by Labor as education funding debate heats up

PHOTO: Bill Shorten has called on school principals to share Labor’s alternative plan for education funding. (ABC News) RELATED STORY: Turnbull ‘betraying’ state school students with funding proposal RELATED STORY: PM struggles to secure support for public schools funding plan RELATED STORY: Sharp divide between public, private schools ‘the worst of all possible worlds’ MAP: […]

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