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Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group sold US$1 trillion worth of goods across its platforms in the last year, the company revealed in quarterly results late last week. But a plunge in profitability in the latest COVID-19 affected quarter sent shares down nearly 6 per cent, costing company founder Jack Ma

Last year a group of Australian CEOs pooled their collective intellect and resources to ponder a five- to ten-year scenario: how should they manage the people in their workforce as technology programs eliminate roles through automation?  One possible solution they came up with was to exchange, or loan, employees between

Two years to the day since its enforcement, GDPR is beginning to have a real impact, but how seriously individual organisations are taking the regulation is still tied to their resources, according to privacy advocates. Locally, SailPoint, an identity management company, reports GDPR has contributed to Australian organisations being more

Optus is partnering with Curtin University to launch an on campus 5G lab for research, teaching and collaboration on the next wave of cellular mobile technology, expanding the telco and university’s ongoing partnership on emerging technology. Using its 5G network, Optus says the lab will act as a hub for

Coles has expanded its partnership with market analytics provider IRI to provide suppliers with insight into customer needs with the launch of data analytics tool Coles Synergy.  Coles Synergy will provide suppliers with insights across products, stores, geographies and sales channels, allowing them to better understand customer needs and collaborate

Amazon today announced it will expand its renewable energy push with five new projects in China, the US and Australia to power its infrastructure. The global tech giant will develop a new 105 MW solar project in New South Wales, following a successful investment in a Gunnedah solar farm earlier

The COVID-19 pandemic will leave an impact on businesses so they need to take advantage of the unique conditions created by the crisis to prepare for the future, argue leading voices on digital transformation. Some organisations are already taking advantage of the crisis, using it to reshape their operations and

COVID-19 has highlighted the value of software developers and presented an opportunity to reimagine the role of technology in society, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said overnight, pointing to distributed computing for medical research as an example. During his headline keynote at the Microsoft Build conference, Nadella heaped praise on the

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Cheetah Digital today announced its first local data centre, allowing Australian users of its marketing software to store their consumer data onshore. Keeping data in Australia improves latency and security, according to the company which counts customers in several countries. The martech business says consumers’ awareness and attitude towards data

Data from the Roy Morgan Digital Payments Report shows a sharp increase in use of non-bank contactless mobile payment services compared to a year ago. A total of 10.8 per cent of Australians now use non-bank contactless mobile payment services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, up from 7.1