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.

Google chose not to disclose a data breach that exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of Google+ users over fears of regulator scrutiny and comparisons to the Cambridge Analytica Facebook scandal, according to the Wall Street Journal. Which-50 can reveal the breach has drawn the attention of Australia’s privacy

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Data61, the CSIRO’s data innovation group, have partnered to develop “smart money”, a blockchain-enabled programmable currency. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Used via a mobile app, Smart Money allows funds to have certain conditions attached to their use and is currently being

Charles Sturt University has selected Integration Platform as a service (iPaaS) provider Dell Boomi to integrate its operational systems. The move is part of the university’s five year IT transformation designed to enhance student and staff experiences. The cloud based iPaaS service links Charles Sturt University’s existing and future bespoke

Australia’s biggest companies are struggling with the sheer pace of change as old certainties are challenged by twin threats. On the one hand they need to keep a watchful eye on the new generation of technically savvy entrepreneurs, and on the other, there is the growing menace of global technology

A tiny microchip planted on servers’ motherboards by the Chinese army has created a secret backdoor into the hardware of some of the world’s biggest tech companies and US government agencies, according to an investigation by Bloomberg. The chip is believed to have been planted early in the supply chain

Online ecommerce giant eBay is making a concerted effort to become more experience-driven, a significant change from its previous focus on selection, according to its Australian and New Zealand Managing Director, Tim MacKinnon. Speaking at the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce Retail Lunch in Sydney last week, MacKinnon also revealed

In a bid to catch up to customer experience leaders, the Financial Service Industry (FSI) is increasing its digital marketing spend more so than other sectors, according to research from Adobe. However, the sector’s unique problems around regulation and legacy technology means greater organisational change will also be necessary. 70

Amazon today announced it is increasing the minimum wage of its 350,000 full and part time US workers to $US15 per hour, following increased pressure over the treatment of its lowest paid workers. Meanwhile, research released today reveals American Uber drivers are being paid less than $US10 per hour –

The application of AI and deep learning can improve the results of IVF treatment by up to 50 per cent, according to Life Whisper, an Adelaide-based startup which provides an image diagnostics platform to assist doctors identify viable embryos. “It’s a huge accuracy uplift in picking the best embryos,” says

Following the Cambridge Analytica revelations in March Facebook dramatically increased its paid search spend in Australia to “manage its way out of the scandal”, according to research from SEMrush. The data, shared exclusively with Which-50,  demonstrates the social media giant’s spend on paid search skyrocketed after it was revealed Facebook