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Australian workers lack the skill set to fully engage with digital technologies and unlock the productivity benefits on offer, according to Jack Hylands, GM Strategy & New Product, RMIT Online. And meeting that demand will require the collaboration of industry and education providers, as well as a new approach to course delivery.

Telstra today announced it had switched on 5G technology across selected areas of the Gold Coast. The telco claims it is the first mobile operator in the country to be 5G ready. Telstra’s rollout of 5G is underpinned by around $5 billion in mobile network investment over the three years

The implantation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is set to fundamentally change how services are provided for people with disabilities in Australia.  The provision of those services and the survival of the organisations providing them may hinge on how well they can leverage data, according to Luke Benson,

It had to happen: like virtually every consumer market, superannuation has been blown open by competition. Superannuation fund members – like any consumers – have realised that it’s easier than ever to compare products, and that switching super funds is almost as simple as changing mobile phone providers. New technology-based

Should artificial intelligence be regulated? The answer is always ‘it depends’. That’s the view of data expert Ellen Broad, the author of a new book exploring the ethics behind AI and automated decision-making. Made by Humans: The AI Condition argues in favour of some form of AI regulation, but Broad

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Enterprise software giant Oracle is facing a class action lawsuit from shareholders who allege company executives mislead them about what was driving its cloud revenue growth. The suit, filed on Friday in California by the City of Sunrise Firefighters’ Pension Fund, argues the company was lying when it told investors

Not-For-Profit (NFP) organisations in Australia believe clever use of data would give them a significant competitive advantage, but do not feel confident about their management of digital data, according to a new survey conducted by Perpetual. Perpetual recently surveyed a group of 40 key NFP board members, employees, and service

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Curtin University and Optus Business have formed a new research group which will focus on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on regional telecommunications, higher education and the urban environment. Formed as part of a five-year alliance, the AI research group is embedded in the School of Electrical Engineering, Computing

Research group Gartner has issued a scathing assessment of the state of digital transformation in Australia, reporting that ambition surpasses performance, that the risk of disruption is underestimated, and that there is little appetite to experiment with new business models. Called “Digital Business Transformation: An Australia Perspective” the report suggests

More than 33 billion records will be stolen by cyber criminals in 2023 alone, an increase of 175 per cent from the 12 billion records expected to be compromised in 2018. According to a new report from Juniper Research, over the next five years over 146 billion records will be