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On International Women’s Day, Which-50 takes stock of how its own coverage stacks up. News organisations are increasing the amount of women they write about, not because it’s the right thing to do but because it delivers a better product for readers. It also expands their audience, making them more

Automation in Australia can boost productivity to the level required to rekindle the country’s slowing economic growth, potentially adding over a trillion dollars to the economy, according to McKinsey.  But the technology could also put to 6.5 million full time jobs at risk, increase unemployment levels and further widen inequality.

Around the globe, retail and technology giants are investing heavily in unmanned stores and automated warehouses, fuelling a wave of industry transformation that could potentially drive dramatic changes down under. The level of automation across Australian retailers lags behind the rest of the world. But with big players like Woolies

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Melbourne-based Adore Beauty has made a half-million dollar investment in warehouse management software to reduce the amount of packaging it uses. What’s more, automation is expected to bolster the company’s growth for the next five years. The solution chosen was HighJump. Kate Morris, CEO and founder of the beauty ecommerce

A fundamental change in banking has occurred in a relatively short period of time: power has shifted from large financial institutions to consumers. In response, banks need to rethink how they serve their customers. That’s the view of Marnie Baker, managing director, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.    Sign up for

The boys club is as entrenched as ever. Companies with all-female founders attracted less than three per cent of Australia’s venture funding last year. That compares to over 60 per cent for companies with all-male founders. What gives? On panels, in the media and inside accelerator programs, female founders are

Macquarie University researchers found a way to identify individuals and their census responses, Which-50 has learned. The vulnerability means a large-scale attack could be used to reconstruct the entire census database. The ABS claims that the flaw has subsequently been addressed, but it’s not entirely clear that the measures taken

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was not even born in early 1982 when the mandated breakup of Bell System began, a move that ultimately slashed the value of the giant and previously unassailable AT&T by 70 percent. He was 15 when Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson found that Microsoft was

Successful digital transformation initiatives must be accompanied by culture changes, says Gartner. That means CIOs responsible for digital initiatives will need to play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as chief HR officers

The principle objection of consumers is not with advertising, it's with the surveillance.

Consumers repudiate and recoil from a central organising principle of modern marketing: that brands can — and do — target advertising and other messages at them based on their web browsing behaviour and other personal data. Participants in the global digital marketing ecosystem have convinced themselves that consumers are thoroughly