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.

Ahead of the 2020 US Presidential election and just weeks away from the UK General Election, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has dug in on his decision to allow the spread of false information on the social media platform. Facebook allows paid advertisements with false claims provided they come

The NSW Department of Education, in partnership with the Department of Customer Service has developed a new digital student enrolment service which it expects to save school administration staff 1.4 million pages of manual data entry. But what started as the digitisation of a form – removing a single pain

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In a year which included a Royal Commission and the beginning of Open Banking, the biggest disruptive threat to Australia’s banks remained cybercrime, according to Monica Hovsepian, global industry strategist, financial services at OpenText, an enterprise information management software company. “Cybercrime is currently rife in the industry,” Hovsepian told Which-50,

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The government agency implementing My Health Record failed to appropriately manage cybersecurity risks or complete any of its four planned privacy assessments, according to a performance review by the Australian National Audit Office, which also found emergency access to patient records was routinely misused.  While the implementation has been “largely

An Australian startup backed by the CSIRO which makes plant-based “meat” today announced it has raised $35 million in series A funding. The startup, v2food, will use the capital for more research and development, and to build a new production facility in regional Australia. The company launched last month promising

Australia’s energy sector is set to be shaken up by the same data portability regime currently disrupting the country’s banking industry. Built to empower consumers through access to their data, Australia’s Consumer Data Right brings with it new challenges and opportunities to a sector already in flux. Currently, a mix

Australia’s growing cohort of neobanks still face a persistent challenge around awareness and trust, despite millions of consumers being unhappy with major financial institutions, according to new research from Nielsen. But Nielsen’s data, based survey of consumers over the last three financial years, suggests one in two consumers are open

During his first visit to Australia in three years, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today asked local customers and partners to focus on creating their own intellectual property, arguing the underlying technology can largely be handled by Microsoft and should be viewed as a commodity. But in doing so the IP

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Westpac today announced the launch of its “Data Driven Experience Platform”, a customer insights and analytics hub which pulls data from across Westpac Group. The bank says the hub will help propel its digital push and prepare it for the upcoming open banking regime. The platform was co-designed and backed

The Australian government today released the first version of its Internet of Things (IoT) Code of practice. The voluntary code, aimed at industry, outlines 13 security principles which represent the “standard for IoT devices” for device manufacturers, IoT service providers, and application developers. The seven page document includes brief recommendations