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.

Total spend on online advertising in Australia has continued to grow but is beginning to taper off, according to the latest data from ACMA, which also shows Australians are increasingly using digital technology to communicate. Register now for Which-50’s webinar on the disruptive impact of chatbots Traditional media markets continue to

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not even born in early 1982 when the mandated breakup of Bell System began, a move that ultimately slashed the value of the giant and previously unassailable AT&T by 70 percent. He was 15 when Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft was

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

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has flagged “gaps” in blockchain technology, advising government agencies to weigh any investment in the technology against its ability to meet users’ needs. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The two case studies of blockchain use in government services published so far show only

The local tech industry has reiterated its concerns over Australia’s controversial encryption laws, as Australian Federal Police documents reveal the new powers are already being exercised.  The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 passed in a hasty fashion on the final sitting day of parliament last

Australia’s next generation mobile network is presenting a unique opportunity for stakeholders to share the burden of infrastructure costs, according to Axicom CEO, Graeme Barclay. While 5G is being touted as a transformative network because of its higher speeds, low latency and “network splicing” — an ability to create subnetworks

Optus has switched on a new 5G site in the north-western Sydney suburb of Kellyville. The telco partnered with Ericsson to establish its fourth 5G site, which is expected to eventually give customers in the area access to a 5G network. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Optus said

The Federal Parliament has suffered a cyber breach and various media outlets are reporting that security agencies are investigating if China is the possible source. Sources have told the ABC the attack was detected in its early stages but authorities are yet to determine if data had been stolen during

Integration-platform-as-a-service provider Dell Boomi has announced two local customers and is reporting strong demand for its services which aid digital transformation projects. Australian fleet management company Orix, has tapped Boomi to connect the data and platforms it uses to power its fleet of more than 34,000 cars and small trucks.

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The Australian Government suffered more than 1,000 cybersecurity attacks over the last three financial years which achieved “any degree of success,” according to federal intelligence agencies. It is likely a conservative estimate because it only reflects incidents where a response from The Australian Signals Directorate was deemed necessary and does