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The size and cost of data breaches in Australia are increasing and organisations are getting worse at dealing with them, according to new research from IBM and the Ponemon Institute. The amount of incidents are likely increasing too, although it is hard to confirm because up until last year, most

Insurtech Gateway, the London-based insurtech incubator that recently closed the first tranche of a new AU$53.7 million investment fund, announced the launch of its first international program: Insurtech Gateway Australia. A specialised incubator for startups innovating within the global insurance sector, Insurtech Gateway offers a hands-on business incubation to a

The worldwide infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market grew 31.3 per cent in 2018 to total $32.4 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. Amazon was once again the number one vendor in the IaaS market in 2018, followed by Microsoft, Alibaba, Google and IBM. “Despite strong

Esignature company DocuSign completed its first blockchain project with its customer Visa in 2015. In the years since, very few customers have embraced the distributed ledger technology to manage their company’s agreements. That’s partly because the economics don’t stack up yet, says DocuSign CEO Dan Springer. Sign up for Which-50’s

Intellectual Property Australia, regarded as one of the country’s leading digital government agencies, has begun to decouple it services via APIs. The goal is to have the services the agency provides fit into a whole of government, “citizen-centric” approach to service delivery. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter “Customers

Exponential advancements in automation and robotics are happening now, and while most are useful to mankind, they have also spelt disaster in instances where control has been lost, resulting in accidents, injuries and human harm. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more sophisticated, humans

The potential of AI to improve social and economic outcomes in Australia is real, according to the country’s top scientists, who equate its development to that of the industrial revolution. However, the technology also poses several serious risks, requiring careful planning and a national strategy, according to a new report,

The National Australia Bank spent the weekend contacting customers about a data breach which exposed the personal information of 13,000 customers. The bank uploaded the personal information of some its new customers to insecure servers of two third party providers without authorisation. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The

AI, shark, acquisitions

Deal making landscape in the artificial intelligence (AI) tech space during 2014–2018 was dominated by global tech giants, according to GlobalData. Of the top five acquirers, four were based out of the US, with Ireland-based Accenture being the only exception in the list. The four US-based companies–Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and

The dominance of Google and Facebook must be addressed through comprehensive reform, according to Australia’s competition watchdog, which has identified systemic problems in the digital media industry. The ACCC today released its report on its inquiry into digital platforms, calling for new codes of practice, greater regulatory oversight, and reforms