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Technology leaders in every organisation need to understand the value and disruptive potential of open source code, and encourage their developers to work across different projects, according to Sam Hunt, APAC VP of GitHub, Microsoft’s US$7.5 billion open source hosting company.   Hunt told Which-50 open source software has become fundamental

Open Banking is scheduled to begin in July but its benefits won’t be felt by most consumers for at least two more years, according to Robert Bell, CEO of 86 400, a neobank involved in the current testing phase. Bell told Which-50 that 86 400, which already uses customers’ external

The first round of applications for grants provided by the government’s Boosting Female Founders Initiative is now open. The Australian government has announced a total of $18 million will be spent to help female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages they face in getting access to finance and support to grow their

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The founders and 50 team members of Australian security consultancy, Zimbani, will join Deloitte from April. The firm acquired Zimbani to expand its existing Australia cyber practice. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Cyber-crime is regularly listed as one of the major business risks globally, so it is critical

As concerns over the coronavirus pandemic grow, Australians are banding together on social platforms to share resources and mitigate the challenges of self-isolation. Medical authorities are also leveraging the platforms to disseminate information more quickly and credibly than in the past. Nextdoor, a social platform designed for neighbours in the

Children in Australia are being pervasively tracked when they go online without proper regard for their privacy or the risks of collecting their data, according to technology and privacy experts. Driven by a multibillion-dollar children’s advertising market, private companies are harvesting personal information to build psychographic profiles and data sets

With COVID-19 recently declared as a pandemic, workplaces need to think long and hard about their strategies for the foreseeable future.  Roberta Witty, VP analyst at Gartner who specialises in security and privacy said there are a number of things businesses can do, beginning with establishing an emergency or crisis

In a first for WPP worldwide, WPP AUNZ has launched an innovative new offering aimed at fostering growth in the Australian market – through new product development (NPD). Called Big, the new company will create new categories, new markets and new revenue for clients, using data to define the opportunity,

Accenture has acquired Context Information Security, a cyber defense consultancy, from Babcock International Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context provides high-end cyber defence, intelligence-driven red team, vulnerability research and incident response services. They have been involved in handling some of the most

Most CEOs say environmental sustainability is important but that belief isn’t reflected in how much time or attention they spend on the subject, according to Bain & Company.  The consultants argue the lack of current and comprehensive data on company efforts and difficulty measuring the ROI of sustainability investments are