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On Wednesday last week, 10 financial services companies gathered 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 innovation

Secondhand apparel sales are going to be more disruptive for specialty fashion retail than Amazon or the fast fashion players like Zara and H&M, according to Scott Galloway. Galloway, speaking via video link at the NewsMediaWorks’ Inform conference in Sydney today, warned specialty retail is about to endure the same

The need to make commercial property renovations and new building projects more energy-efficient and user-friendly creates a serious and unwanted consequence: these smart buildings open up new attack vectors for cybersecurity threats. Internet-connected systems that control elevators, escalators, heating and security access can be used to monitor and optimise performance,

Increasingly sophisticated technology combined with changes in the way business works are transforming the role and expectations on B2B sales people. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the power of the relationship between the buyer and seller. Trust remains the bedrock upon which great deals are built. Data revealed

Many smart city projects still feel like proofs of concept, rather than transformative projects. The 10 Gigabit Adelaide Project, by contrast, has demonstrated tangible benefits — improving the lives of citizens and businesses and generating an economic return for the city. It has also put in place the underlying connectivity

Our theme for the inaugural Which-50 digital awards was encapsulated by three words: “Simple. Fast. Easy.” As I’ve written before, we have Simon Belousoff, the Head of Personalisation at BUPA, to thank for setting us off on this direction. In judging the awards we had to consider two sets of

Business leaders increasingly view sustainability as an imperative rather than a choice. By aligning their business to the demands of stakeholders such as consumers, employees, and investors, for higher standards of corporate conduct, they also hope to build brand equity – and by extension, margin. The announcement by the Business

Doing the right thing often brings business benefits further down the track, says Xero co-founder and Executive Director Rod Drury. For example, the software company’s efforts to build a diverse engineering team over the last decade have put it in a strong technical position to develop artificial intelligence that avoids

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Every company and every industry needs to chart its own digital transformation. There is no cookbook and no set of ingredients that you can or should blindly follow. Instead, companies must be willing to address and reform everything about the way they work — their people, their processes and their

The NSW government’s insurer, iCare, does not use any on-premise IT systems, instead employing a cloud only approach. Its CIO says the decision to go cloud only allows iCare more flexibility and agility via its API strategy. “When iCare was formed we made a deliberate decision to be a cloud