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Salesforce has the naming rights to what will be Sydney’s tallest building, a 53 storey $1.5 billion tower off Circular Quay. The CRM giant announced staff will begin moving into “Salesforce Tower Sydney” in “late 2022”. The move will put the $US130b software company squarely in real estate typified by

ANZ began dismantling hierarchies in 2018 as part of a move to agile, a way of working which favours “stand-up” meetings and “sprints” rather than traditional methods of delivery and management structures.  The practice is popular with tech giants and digital natives but ANZ was reportedly the first Australian bank

C-Suite executives are the least likely to comply with organisational cybersecurity policy, according to a new study. The report from Bitdefender found that these executives are either pushing back on policies designed to protect them or completely disregarding the rules. Little wonder then that the same survey found six in

Australia fell one spot to 14th in a ranking of “digital competitiveness” for 63 nations, continuing a slide from being 9th in 2015 when the study began. Since then Australia has gone backwards on the study’s three main criteria: Knowledge, Technology, and Future Readiness. Australia is now in the bottom

Artificial Intelligence applications, once fully operationalised, require significant compute power and data storage. So while public cloud vendors offer enticing pricing models for AI as a service, when it comes time to move beyond experimentation it is often more cost effective to run the systems on premise. That is according

Alibaba Group and SAP announced that SAP S/4HANA Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform are now available on Alibaba Cloud in China. Chinese enterprises can now easily adopt SAP’s world-leading enterprise cloud solutions on the powerful Alibaba Cloud infrastructure. The strategic partnership between the two technology leaders provides seamless integration of

Professional services firm Deloitte has acquired The Eclair Group, which specialises in robotic process automation (RPA).  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Collectively known as Robotics and Cognitive Automation (RCA), The Eclair Group delivers of process automation services including RPA, machine learning (ML) and intelligent automation — a branch

On Wednesday last week, 10 financial services companies got together in a room in Melbourne for a meeting with Australia’s big four banks. They, along with the national competition regulator, discussed how they could share customers’ financial data with each other to improve products and services, and stimulate competition and

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An online virtual internship, supported by the NSW Government, has been established to support the local startup ecosystem. The Virtual Startup Internship Program gives under-graduates, graduates and those looking for a change from a corporate career an opportunity to build experience and skills of what it’s like to work in

Open banking is being rolled out across Australia over the next year as a response to the lack of competition in Australia’s banking sector. The scheme, which will force banks to release customer data, is potentially a serious threat to Australia’s incumbents. The Big Four, however, also have a golden