Andrew Birmingham

Andrew Birmingham

Andrew Birmingham is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Which-50. He is the former associate publisher of The Australian Financial Review and remains a contributing editor, and during his career he has reported on the Australian media, technology, finance, life science and related sectors over a period spanning 20 years. His work has been published by The AFR, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, MIS, Computerworld, CIO, ARN, Network World, CRN Australia, and My Business.

The ACCC will soon reveal the first five to ten companies to get accreditation to receive open banking data. That accreditation however only buys them a ticket to the dance and gives them the opportunity to participate in testing. They will still have to prove their technical and process bona

Andrea Martins

In breaking industry news, the country’s premier data marketing association, ADMA, has been acquired by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ADMA Chairman Steve Brennan sent an email out to members this afternoon confirming the deal. In that email, Brennan confirms that all four organisations under the Australian Alliance for Data

Analytics maturity correlates directly with greater profitability according to a new study by the Melbourne Business School and A.T. Kearney with the research suggesting laggards could grow their bottom lines by 80 per cent if they could match the performance of leaders. That might be a hard ask though, since

In the UK, one in seven customers placing a click and collect order will never actually collect it, according to a new study. The perceived hassle of click and collect is leaving around £228million of goods uncollected at stores across the country with shoppers citing long queues, hidden collection desks

Our theme for the inaugural Which-50 digital awards was encapsulated by three words: “Simple. Fast. Easy.” As I’ve written before, we have Simon Belousoff, the Head of Personalisation at BUPA, to thank for setting us off on this direction. In judging the awards we had to consider two sets of

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Every company and every industry needs to chart its own digital transformation. There is no cookbook and no set of ingredients that you can or should blindly follow. Instead, companies must be willing to address and reform everything about the way they work — their people, their processes and their

Pat Gelsinger

Over the last decade cybersecurity spending by organisations has increased to such an extent that it now represents the largest part of many IT budgets but during that time breaches, and the costs associated with them have increased faster than the increase in spending says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. He

At the heart of the story VMware is telling its customers this year at its annual event in San Francisco is its commitment to a technology called Kubernetes which promises to make it easier, cheaper and faster for organisations to build, run, and manage applications. VMware is one of those

Michael Dell

Last week’s statement by the US-based Business Roundtable – which represents some of the world’s largest companies – abandoning a long-held view that shareholders’ interests should come first elicited considerable excitement in the business community. Though perhaps it should not have, according to Dell CEO Michael Dell. Earlier today he

Cybersecurity is fundamentally broken, with bolted-on products all over the place, and a backward-looking philosophy built upon reengineering yesterday’s attack, according to VMware’s Tom Corn, Senior Vice President, and GM, Security Products at VMware. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter He was speaking at VMWorld in San Francisco where