In what seems to be a common occurrence, Chinese video-sharing app TikTok is once again in the headlines. After months of speculation about national security risks and users’ data being harvested by the Chinese Communist Party, US President Donald Trump has announced plans to ban TikTok in the United States

As part of a digital transformation program, Surfwear business Rip Curl consolidated its data collection then transformed how it provided the analytics its executives around the country needed to run the business. In the past managers could struggle to find the information they needed as they juggled spreadsheets. To address

With theatres closed, cinemas went dark, and stages were silenced, the Arts sector has been one of the most profoundly disrupted industries since COVID-19 sent the economy into hibernation. In response Melbourne’s St Kilda Film Festival turned annual event went ahead – in a different, digital format attracting tens of

Three global tech giants — IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft — have all announced that they will no longer sell their face recognition technology to police in the USA, though each announcement comes with its own nuance. The new policy comes in the midst of ongoing national demonstrations in the US

AGL will shift almost all computing to the cloud by 2022.  The move comes as the once glacial utilities sector finds itself in the midst of accelerating transformation, driven by regulatory changes, new energy retailing models, and a long term realignment caused by the emergence of alternatives to coal. Cloud

Microsoft and a group of its partners have formed the Male Champions of Change Microsoft Partner Group, representing 300,000 employees, to accelerate the technology sector’s push for gender equality.    Women currently make up 29 per cent of Australia’s technology workforce and there remains an 18 per cent gender pay gap in

COVID-19 has highlighted the value of software developers and presented an opportunity to reimagine the role of technology in society, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said overnight, pointing to distributed computing for medical research as an example. During his headline keynote at the Microsoft Build conference, Nadella heaped praise on the

Australian workforce on-demand training platform GO1 has raised US$40 million in Series C funding led by Seek and US VC firm Madrona Venture Group. GO1 says the recent boom in remote work has tripled demand for its online learning platform. Salesforce’s venture arm joins existing investors M12 – Microsoft’s venture

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, construction company McConnell Dowell was 24 months into an IT transformation. The crisis allowed the business’s technology team to test the system it had put in place and forced the firm to accelerate scheduled implementations.  The company says it also discovered new use cases it

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WPP AUNZ has launched a new division, the Centre of Excellence which advises clients to navigate the digital landscape, drive maximum value from their existing data and fully leverage their martech investments.  Led by Adam Good, executive director – marketing technology, the Centre of Excellence main focus is marketing automation.