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Telstra has made what it describes as a strategic ventures investment in Boomtown, a United States-based company that provides support software and technical services to technology providers and small and medium-sized businesses. The telco says it will look to utilise Boomtown’s technology and services in Australia for its own customer

Satya Nadella

In five years time when we look back at applications built today their defining characteristic will be data and the reasoning obtained from large amounts of data to create intelligence. That’s the view of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who delivered the opening keynote at the Microsoft Australia Developer Conference in Sydney today.

Business innovation has added almost $70 billion to the Australian economy but the country is still only scratching the surface. The potential is much greater according to Commonwealth Bank research launched today. Download the CMO of Tomorrow report produced by the Which-50 Intelligence Unit The study notes, “… that, overall, most Australian businesses

Hybrid cloud

Australian IT leaders are prioritising hybrid cloud to transform their IT operations, according to a survey released by Microsoft. Illustrating the rate of hybrid cloud adoption in Australia, 40 per cent of Australian IT leaders are already on the hybrid cloud journey. Microsoft expects that number will increase to 49

To pull off a successful transformation project companies need to raise their ambitions, develop different skills, challenge existing mind-sets, and commit fully to execution. That’s according to a new article from McKinsey & Company. The consultancy begins its analysis by breaking down what the oft-overused word ‘transformation’ really means. Download

A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total transaction value of Mobile Financial Services in emerging markets (including domestic money transfers, deposits on loans, insurance products, and savings accounts) will approach $500 billion in 2021, up from an estimated $198 billion this year. Juniper’s latest research, Mobile

customer experience

Having a ‘customer-obsessed’  internal culture is a fundamental aspect to improving customer experience, according to Tom Champion, senior analyst at Forrester and author of 2016 The Australia Customer Experience Index. Download the CMO of Tomorrow report produced by the Which-50 Intelligence Unit The CX Index, released yesterday, showed the vast majority of

Gesture and motion control will become vital for certain forms of human-computer interaction in the coming years according to a new study from Juniper Research. According to research author James Moar, “VR and wearables have shown the way that gesture and haptics can provide fresh ways to interact with technology. The game

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Amazon.com announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2016. Operating cash flow increased by just under 50 per cent to $14.6 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $9.8 billion for the trailing twelve months ended September 30, 2015. Download the CMO of Tomorrow report produced by the Which-50 Intelligence

Business strategy concept

Accenture today announced the acquisition of 2nd Road, an Australian-based strategic consultancy that specialises in infusing enterprise-wide innovation through design thinking methodologies into strategy creation. Download the CMO of Tomorrow report produced by the Which-50 Intelligence Unit Founded in 2002, 2nd Road provides consulting services in the areas of strategy, innovation and