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Only 28 per cent of Australian enterprises have a company-wide strategy for sharing data which is hindering their ability to successfully orchestrate customer experience (CX) projects, according a a new study. Furthermore, 37 per cent of Australian organisations said that between 20-40 per cent or more of their CX projects

Like Google and Facebook, telcos have access to data which could be used to paint a near complete picture of our lives. However the industry has approached data monetisation with much more caution than its technology counterparts. The regulatory grey area surrounding data ownership and competitive forces are a major

Oracle is debuting its global yacht race in Sydney tomorrow, adding digital sensors and data analysis to a fleet of what it says are the world’s fastest and most technologically advanced catamarans. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The inaugural SailGP race is different from traditional races because it

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Data platforms and emerging technology are set to revolutionise life sciences, according to one of the world’s largest providers of clinical trials. With a well established software-as-a-service platform, Medidata Solutions is now turning its attention to how it can better utilise the trove of data it is collecting. Sign up

Big data rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks have finalised their merger, creating a new open source player with ambitions to transform the enterprise data centre. The all-stock deal was valued at $5.2 billion when first announced in October but dropped to around $3 billion by the completion of the deal this

More than 87 per cent of organisations are classified as having low business intelligence (BI) and analytics maturity, according to a survey by Gartner. This creates a big obstacle for organisations wanting to increase the value of their data assets and exploit emerging analytics technologies such as machine learning. Sign

Public cloud provider Amazon Web Services is partnering with governments and NGOs to apply cloud technology to human trafficking, terrorism and famine. Under AWS’s “Tech For Good” initiative, solutions have been developed to scan the dark web for images of missing children, monitor terrorists and identify the conditions that lead

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De-identifying data isn’t necessarily enough to protect the privacy of individuals, according to NSW’s Chief Data Scientist. “Anonymising data is one of the most challenging issues we face today. You can’t just strip names out. In many cases when data sets are combined, it becomes possible to re-identify individuals by

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will soon announce the kinds of information it will collect in the next national census in 2021. If international trends are a guide, “big data” will comprise a growing part of ABS data collection and analysis. This may promise greater timeliness and efficiency compared

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Data science has boomed over the past decade, following advances in mathematics, computing capability, and data storage. Australia’s Industry 4.0 taskforce is busy exploring ways to improve the Australian economy with tools such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. But while data science offers the potential to