Digital transformation is the top priority for Australian business leaders although many are still struggling with strategy and confusion remains over what exactly it entails, according to new research from KPMG. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The consultancy firm’s research group, KPMG Acuity, polled more than 220 c-suite

Stephen Scheeler, the former Facebook CEO for Australia and New Zealand, is the new chairman of B2B technology conference CEBIT Australia, which will be held next year in Sydney from October 29-31. Scheeler’s appointment is part of a wide range of measures aimed at refocussing the event to engage and

Nick Savvides Chief Technology Officer, APJ at Symantec came across a new kind of attack on a call centres this year which managed to surprise the cyber security executive. Traditionally the bad guys would try to hold call centres to ransom by tying up all their phone lines so they

Data Republic is beginning a strategic expansion with the company securing $22 million in series B funding, led by Singtel Innov8, the corporate venture capital fund of the Singtel Group. The round also included investments Singapore Airlines and existing investors Qualgro, ANZ, Reinventure and Ryder Innovation Fund. Sign up for

Amazon Web Services is adamant it won’t pick and choose what machine learning applications run on its infrastructure, despite growing concerns the emerging technology can create ethical problems and amplify biases. The world’s largest public cloud provider will, however, remove any users who violate peoples civil liberties or constitutional rights,

AWS Werner Vogels Keynote at The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

The National Australia Bank is all in on public cloud. NAB will move at least 35 per cent of its IT workloads to a public cloud within the next two years. The shift will improve the bank’s innovation and agility, and better prepare it for open banking, according to NAB

More Australians are using their mobiles to watch TV and data usage is surging, according to a new Deloitte survey. The 2018 Deloitte Mobile Consumer survey found 25 per cent of all Australians are using their mobiles to watch TV. With 5G soon to be introduced, Deloitte said smartphones could rival

Businesses and consumers have the most to gain from an integrated approach to e-government, according to an ACS report highlighting a range of benefits. The report Introducing Integrated e-government in Australia was produced by The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in conjunction with ACS. The report, released at River City

Big data

2018 was the year consumer concerns over privacy and how their data is used started to cause headaches for businesses which had convinced themselves their customers were satisfied with the service they were receiving in exchange for their information. Throughout the year a series of global events have lead to

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Most large banks said that providing open banking services for their commercial clients is a key strategic initiative in their digital transformation programs, and many expect open banking to help them achieve double-digit revenue growth, according to a global research report by Accenture. Open banking enables financial services commercial customers