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The noise around Amazon’s entry into the Australian market is deafening. The media, retail commentators, retail analysts and consultants have been talking about the apparently apocalyptic moment for Australian retail for some years. It is not that at all. More likely it is “huff, but no puff”. First, let me

health, heart rate, fitness tracking, IoT, smartphone

Imagine a time in the near future where a diabetic can have their blood sugar levels assessed by a doctor halfway across the world or have their insulin levels changed automatically in response to what they eat and be able to receive medical advice without leaving the comfort of their

Two security experts famed for hacking a Jeep say the auto industry is finally getting serious about cyber security. Dr Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek who both now work for Cruise, General Motors’ self-driving car unit, said car makers are now learning the same security lessons software companies started learning

Digital transformation has moved from strategy to a matter of survival, according to Australian executives and analysts. So who is doing it well and what do they have in common? In an examination of Australian organisations who are getting digital right, some common themes emerged: digital transformation is no longer

Attempts by Criteo to circumvent Apple’s new privacy settings have put the company on a collision course with regulators in the US and Europe according to a new report, whose authors also accuse the French digital giant of attempting to cover its tracks and remove evidence of its workarounds. The

Coins, money, fintech, bank, cost

The Commonwealth Bank’s decision to bring its programmatic and social buying in-house has been hailed a success by its acting CMO Monique Macleod who described the experience as a “very worthwhile journey.” “In 2015 we took the conscious decision to in-house most of our performance and digital media,” Macleod said during

The emergence over the last decade of a vibrant financial technology (Fintech) sector has changed the basis of competition in financial services — but it hasn’t changed the actual competitive landscape in a material sense. At least not yet. That’s the finding of a major World Economic Forum investigation which

From bots and AI to counterfeit reality and fake news, these predictions require IT leaders to pace their adoption. In houses of the future, the coffeemaker will know the ideal brewing temperature based on an image of the package uploaded by your smartphone, the washing machine will scan and read

business, strategy, marketing plan

Each year, Australian consumers close their wallets and walk out the door of one business on the way to another. For the brands waving bye-bye to their unsatisfied customers, the cost is estimated at $120 billion. That figure comes from an Accenture study conducted in 2016, and demonstrates the importance

Australian retailers should not underestimate the impact Amazon will have on Australian retail. That’s the view of Jeff Barnett, CEO of Salesforce Commerce Cloud, which provides the online shopping cart technology for brands and retailers including Adidas, L’Oreal and Cotton On. “I think it’s going be a massive impact as