Australia’s top scientists will use data from the National Broadband Network to assess and  accelerate digital transformations across several industries. NBN CO and the CSIRO today announced a new partnership for several research projects, beginning with an examination of Australians’ use of digital channels during the pandemic. Initially the CSIRO’s

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Some Microsoft staff will be permitted to routinely work from home from now on, the software giant announced over the weekend, showing more enduring change from the the pandemic. Some Microsoft employees in Australia have been returning to local offices over the last two months but working from home remains

SAP has pledged to allocate 5 per cent of its addressable procurement spending to social enterprises and diverse businesses by 2025, and is urging its 440,000 customers to join it. Under the “5 & 5 by ‘25” initiative announced this week the German software giant will spend five per cent

Technology professional group the Australian Computer Society today announced Rupert Grayston as interim CEO as a search for a permanent CEO continues amid reports of an attempted leadership spill. Grayston (pictured above) replaces longtime CEO Andrew Johnson who announced his resignation in July after six years at the helm including

C-suite executives say COVID-19 has accelerated their digital plans by as much as a decade in a matter of months, according to a poll by McKinsey & Company.  The digitisation of an organisation’s offerings accelerated by seven years on average around the world because of COVID-19 and subsequent restrictions, according

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 Ryan Menezes is the new Chief Technology & Transformation Officer at GroupM Australia, the media investment arm of WPP AUNZ. He will head up the company’s strategy on performance, technology, and data. He repaces Cameron King who has decided to step down having relocated to the US with his family.

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the greatest business technology spending rush in history, according to the KPMG and Harvey Nash’s annual CIO survey, now in its 22nd year. Read more: CIO Survey Reveals Pandemic Triggered Biggest Tech Spend In History But while organisations were spending as much as US$15 billion each

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the greatest business technology spending rush in history, with organisations dropping as much as US$15 billion each week to support a shift to remote work. But technology leaders say they will need to reign much of that spend back in over the next year and cybersecurity

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Groundbreaking international research by MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) reveals that enterprises that invest in building the digital skills of their internal workforce significantly out-perform those who cut back or who attempt to build their digital skills by hiring contractors or other forms of outside expertise. That conclusion

Autonomous mapping and analytics company Emesent announced a new investment from In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the defence and government communities of the US, Australia, and their allies. The strategic investment will help power Emesent’s expansion into new industries including defence, security,