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We are entering the post-app era where virtual personal assistants do our bidding and multi-purpose messaging apps like WeChat take up more real estate on our smartphones, according to Gartner. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter “We are witnessing the beginning of the post-app era based on the evidence

Smart Glasses as the highest growth sector of the consumer wearables segment over the next five years, reaching 11 per cent of the overall wearables market by 2021, according to a study by Juniper Research. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter In just four years the sector will have

Discover. Design. Deliver. De-risk. These are McKinsey & Company’s ‘Four Ds’ of digital transformation outlined in a new report. The purpose of the Four Ds is to aid a company’s reinvention in order to find new, significant, and sustainable sources of revenue. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Incremental

Fairfax Media is in a trading halt. The company will issue a statement on the future of Domain, its blended online and print real estate business, in the next few days. Media reports in rival News Corp papers say the property group will be spun off, but that Fairfax will

The smart home automation and monitoring devices will grow to over 770 million globally by 2021. That represents an eleven-fold rise from just 68 million estimated in 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Called Smart Home Markets: Entertainment, Monitoring, Automation, Health, Metering, Appliances 2017-2021, the study reveals

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The global business intelligence (BI) and analytics software market will reach US$18.3 billion in 2017. That’s an increase of 7.3 per cent in a year according to the latest forecast from Gartner. And they say, by the end of 2020, the market is expected to grow to US$22.8 billion. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

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Only a tiny minority of small and mid-tier companies have tapped into the full potential of digital transformation according to a new study. IDC said that less than 7 per cent of SMBs have gone beyond integration to derive real-time insights that drive optimisation in processes and workflows to yield

NAB has invested in health-tech startup Medipass Solutions to build a new digital platform that makes it easier for customers to find a healthcare practitioner, get an upfront cost estimate, make an appointment and take care of payment or claiming for the consultation. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

Oracle is bringing its Cloud Platform services to the Australian market, expanding its cloud coverage locally to and compete with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Oracle has offered its SaaS offerings across finance, HR and marketing out of Australia since 2012. The

Telstra-backed accelerator, Muru-D, admitted its fourth batch of aspiring entrepreneurs last week, backing a more mature cohort of start-ups and adopting a new funding model. The eight successful start-ups have been offered up to $60,000 (during and post-program) in seed capital investment and will benefit from a highly developed network