Amazon built its retail success in part on the successful application of machine learning to the consumer experience. Now it is taking all that corporate learning and making it available to its AWS clients via a plethora of new services it announced at it’s re:invent conference in Las Vegas this

Dreamforce 2016

Salesforce is now live on Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cloud infrastructure in Australia. As part of its strategic partnership with AWS, customers in Australia can access the Salesforce Customer Success Platform—including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Financial Services Cloud and more—on the AWS Sydney Region.

I sat with a client last week who asked me a question about the cloud. The question was innocuous enough: “If I had a choice, why would I build anything, if I can get it in the cloud?” It was a fair question. But was it the right question? Sign

Hybrid cloud

Amazon Web Services has launched a new security service that uses machine learning to help customers prevent data loss by automatically discovering, classifying, and protecting sensitive data in AWS. Known as Amazon Macie, the service recognises sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides customers

Amazon reported a 77 per cent decrease in profit during its second quarter as it continues to invest in video, fulfillment centres, AWS infrastructure and international expansion. Net income was $197 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, compared with net income of $857 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, in

Amazon Web Services (AWS) just released a characteristically long and complex article on the “advantages” of running PeopleSoft on AWS. While not wrong, it’s a bit misleading. Here’s why: AWS says that if you have an AWS footprint and you want to run PeopleSoft, you can. This is basically true.

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Web Services has announced that Amazon Lex, an artificial intelligence (AI) service for building applications that can have conversations using voice and text, is now available to all customers. The company said Lex brings the sophisticated and proven deep learning algorithms that power Amazon Alexa to all developers as

Brian Hartzer Westpac CEO

Survival is top of mind for business leaders. Which is perhaps unsurprising considering the oft-cited stat that 50 per cent of the Fortune 500 from 1999 has disappeared from the list. For Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer the key to longevity in business is the ability to adapt and change. Take


Amazon Web Services today launched three new AI services for developers to build clever apps, commercialising the AI technology company has built over the years. Unveiled at re:Invent in Las Vegas, the products give app developers tools to understand natural language, turn text into lifelike speech, have conversations using voice

Alibaba officially launched its cloud business in Australia today, but the Chinese internet giant says it isn’t here to take on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Well, not yet anyway. Last week Alibaba revealed it was opening a data centre in Sydney and setting up a dedicated workforce based