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This is part two in Which-50’s COVID-19 Disruption Series, which examines how Australia’s digital infrastructure is coping with the society-wide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read part one here.   Demand for cloud computing in Australia is at an all time high as organisations move to remote work and learning

For most of its history, augmented and virtual reality applications have been disappointing and frustrating, often hamstrung by the clunky hardware needed to serve uninspiring experiences with limited utility. But as big tech chased its investments over the last decade, hardware, software and content have developed to create a genuinely

If you do anything online chances are Google or Facebook know about it. A 2016 study by Princeton University revealed Google had a data collection presence on 70 per cent of the one million most popular websites. Facebook, meanwhile, holds sensitive data on the 2.4 billion people who have signed

The Australian Government says the national value of open data could be as high as $25 billion per year. Globally, McKinsey puts the value at $3 trillion. It’s little wonder stakeholders are clamouring for their share, attempting to devise systems which enable the transfer and reuse of that data.  However,

With a federal election looming, concerns have been raised that the foreign influence exerted on democratic processes during the 2016 US presidential election and Brexit campaigns could occur in Australia. Experts Which-50 spoke with suggested attempts by foreign governments to sow discord are likely here, as the political and civil

Australia’s biggest companies are struggling with the sheer pace of change as old certainties are challenged by twin threats. On the one hand they need to keep a watchful eye on the new generation of technically savvy entrepreneurs, and on the other, there is the growing menace of global technology

Once seen as disruptors for hire, and often met with entrenched organisational resistance, Chief Digital Officers have emerged as key strategic operators.  Increasingly they also have a direct reporting relationship to the CEO, according to studies conducted by Forrester Research and others. However, despite the growing centrality of digital strategy, the role

The Australian Notifiable Data Breaches scheme comes into effect this week — a new set of rules that will force businesses to be more honest with consumers. But, with the scheme about to commence, critics argue the laws have serious shortcomings for both consumers and businesses, and Australia may have

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An Australian senate inquiry into the digital delivery of government services is currently underway following a series of high-profile digital failures and mounting political pressure. The inquiry, which will examine “strategies for whole of government digital transformation”, puts the spotlight on the Australian public service’s ability to bring itself into