Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes

Joseph Brookes is a writer and content producer for Which-50.com and the Which-50 Digital Intelligence Unit. He has covered the impact of digital transformation on Australian businesses with a particular focus on the media, financial services and governments sectors. Joseph is also responsible for Which-50's multimedia products including the production of video, podcasts and animated graphics.

Red Hat today announced Paul Cormier as its new president and CEO, effective immediately. Cormier takes the reins of the open source giant following long time CEO Jim Whitehurst’s move to new Red Hat owner IBM earlier this year. Cormier joined Red Hat in 2001 and is credited with pioneering

In an open banking world, consumers will flock to the best apps rather than traditional brands, according to AppDynamics ANZ director Benjamin Weldon, who says the shift is putting growing pressure on industry incumbents. According to AppDynamics research, in 2017 around one in four consumers reported being more loyal to

Advertising technology belonging to tech giants Google and Facebook is fuelling the global spread of COVID-19 misinformation, despite the efforts of both to stem the widespread fraudulent misconduct. And the problem again exposes the great weakness of self-regulation — the platforms themselves are among the beneficiaries of commercial malfeasance, albeit

As many businesses grind to a halt to stop the spread of COVID-19, others are surging. Food delivery services like Uber Eats are experiencing unprecedented demand as consumers stay home and food outlets are forced into offering takeaway and delivery only. In recent weeks, food delivery platforms took steps to

Google, Amazon and several large adtechs are helping fund the spread of disinformation about COVID-19 by placing unknowing brands’ advertisements on websites with false claims about the pandemic, according to a new report. The Global Disinformation Index, a UK government-backed group seeking to combat the spread of disinformation online, published

Australians are increasingly concerned about the impact of COVID-19 and are spending nearly twice as much time online in search of answers, according to data released today. Online news consumption nearly doubled last week compared to the four previous weeks, according to Nielsen’s latest Digital Content Ratings. Overall time online

Late last year Gartner declared 80 per cent of marketers would abandon personalisation efforts by 2025 because of a lack of ROI and a rising tide of data regulation. The analysts argued many data and personalisation efforts were backfiring with consumers finally catching on to the trade off and rejecting

Nine could face a $420,000 fine from regulators if it does not improve its compliance with gambling advertising rules on its streaming platform. But gambling researchers are also concerned Australia’s new broadcast rules, which triggered the warning, may be diverting advertisements elsewhere online, where their impact is less understood. During

Technology leaders in every organisation need to understand the value and disruptive potential of open source code, and encourage their developers to work across different projects, according to Sam Hunt, APAC VP of GitHub, Microsoft’s US$7.5 billion open source hosting company.   Hunt told Which-50 open source software has become fundamental

Open Banking is scheduled to begin in July but its benefits won’t be felt by most consumers for at least two more years, according to Robert Bell, CEO of 86 400, a neobank involved in the current testing phase. Bell told Which-50 that 86 400, which already uses customers’ external