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 an occasional contributing editor, (though he was fired once for complaining about the sandwiches at a round table.) 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.

UiPath shares closed 23 per cent up on their first day of trading, valuing the business at almost $US36 billion, up by a billion after its most recent raising, and tipping $1.3B into the company coffers. (And it’s valued at $38B if you include all those juicy employee stock options.)

Seven seemingly separate fraud schemes targeting CTV devices over the past year and a half are in fact part of one large, coordinated fraud scheme family, identified as OctoBot. That’s the finding of a digital media measurement, data and analytics outfit DoubleVerify. In a report issued this morning called DV

When global food and beverage giant Mondelez was hit with the NotPetya ransomware, the cost was reportedly as much as $US100 million and caused a major acquisition to be  put on hold until the damage was remediated. You could argue they got off lightly. Credit reporting giant Equifax has spent

Organisations are transforming how they operate as evidence grows that sustainable operations drive business growth. All the key corporate stakeholders necessary for success are contributing to the shift — including consumers, employees, partners and investors. Further reading: Discover the fastest route to carbon neutral IT operations  And while for many

Microsoft Corp bought Nuance Communications yesterday for $US19.7 Billion , in a move that accelerates the company’s cloud strategy for healthcare and increases its total addressable market in the sector to $500 million.  The deal is the result of several years of close cooperation where the companies have worked together

Commonwealth Bank aligned Swedish Buy Now Pay Later company Klarna today announced a partnership with loyalty program Flybuys, allowing Flybuys members to collect rewards points when purchasing with Klarna.  For every dollar repaid, members of the Klarna rewards club receive one “vibe”, which can then be converted to 3 Flybuy

Even as digital transformation contributes to intensifying climate change due to burgeoning energy consumption, Australian CIOs are missing in action.  Hyperscalers and data centre operators are hoping they can change that, but at least initially it looks like they have a hard row to hoe just to engage IT executives,

Brands should think of the $US200 billion gaming industry not as a series of channels but as a form of entertainment, around which a unique set of consumer behaviours has evolved. That’s our key take away from a new report by Essence, a global data and measurement-driven media agency which

Private equity companies are increasingly betting that broad economic forces — underpinned by the growing acceptable of the need for businesses to operate sustainably consumer, employees and investors — will rapidly change consumer behaviours and attitudes, says Bain and Company in an online paper called The Expanding Case for ESG

Spare us this rare indulgence. Which-50 turned eight today. But in fact, the idea first germinated two years earlier, while I was writing a lengthy analysis on how the death of the newspaper industry was entirely predictable from the earliest moments of the web.  This analysis was published in November