Beverley Head

Australian innovation

Australia scores a credit in innovation stakes

August 2, 2016 | Beverley Head
Australia’s innovation steamroller is chugging on again following the election hiatus… read more...
MYOB buys Greentree

MYOB buys Greentree “masochists”

August 1, 2016 | Beverley Head
Auckland based Greentree has been bought by Sydney’s accounting software group MYOB for $NZ28.5 million… read more...
B2B marketers

B2B marketers struggle to identify their customers

August 1, 2016 | Beverley Head
Legacy data siloes and multiple front-ends hamper business-to-business marketers… read more...
competition watchdog

Competition watchdog blowtorches broadband claims

July 28, 2016 | Beverley Head
ISP speed claims face renewed scrutiny from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission… read more...
rationalise number applications

Dirty software secrets and how ANZ is beating bloat

July 27, 2016 | Beverley Head
Smartphone users knows how easily apps bloat up – for enterprises the situation can be just as dire, leading to significant operational inefficiencies… read more...
cybersecurity threats

When cybersecurity is just a game

July 26, 2016 | Beverley Head
Four out of five CEOs rank cyberattacks as one of the top three business threats – but few have first-hand experience of what it really means to be under attack… read more...

IoT Alliance urges nation to get its skates on

July 21, 2016 | Beverley Head
Independent not-for-profit ‘Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) established, works on regulatory and operational frameworks… read more...
hybrid cloud

Hybrid IT prompts monitoring rethink

July 20, 2016 | Beverley Head
By 2018, IDC says 80 per cent of IT organisations will be committed to hybrid cloud architectures by 2018 – but who controls what?… read more...
sixtree merger deloitte

Sixtree merges with Deloitte across ANZ

July 20, 2016 | Beverley Head
Needing additional funds to grow, systems integration specialist Sixtree has instead sold to Deloitte… read more...
Atlassian buys Statuspage

Flush from IPO, Atlassian buys StatusPage

July 18, 2016 | Beverley Head
Listed development tools provider adds cloud monitoring service as another string to its bow… read more...
Contact centre hotel

Welcome to the Hotel contact centre

July 14, 2016 | Beverley Head
When Barry Cottrill lost one of his biggest call centre customers it prompted a rethink of the sorts of services he could offer – and spawned the Contact Centre Hotel… read more...
Commonwealth bank and Xero

Big love feeds accounting-banking relationship

July 13, 2016 | Beverley Head
The Commonwealth Bank is the latest financial institution to deepen its relationship with accounting software provider Xero, allowing bank feeds to be set up directly from the bank’s or Xero’s platform… read more...
Malcolm Turnbull

Coalition keeps control; ACS demands action

July 12, 2016 | Beverley Head
The Coalition has clung on to claim control after a narrow election win; now the Australian Computer Society wants to see some action… read more...
Gartner predicts IT spend

Software spending rises in Australia and New Zealand

July 11, 2016 | Beverley Head
Overall IT spending in Australia and New Zealand is tipped to rise by 2.8 and 1.9 percent respectively in 2016 compared to last year, while global investment is flat, even “lacklustre” year on year… read more...
Telstra acquires Readify

Telstra adds muscle in software and clouds

July 7, 2016 | Beverley Head
Telstra has pushed further into the software and solutions space, acquiring Melbourne based applications development and managed services business Readify… read more...
Digital signature

Digital signatures strip out pen and ink

July 6, 2016 | Beverley Head
The pen and ink signature seems set to be another casualty of the continued race to digital transformation as electronic signatures linked to enterprise software take firm hold… read more...
human and robot interaction

Boundaries blur between robots and real life

July 5, 2016 | Beverley Head
As robots emerge from laboratories and science fiction to take on roles in factories, transport systems, hospitals and households, humans are having to come to terms with them… read more...
Australian parliament 2016

Innovation agenda suffers election wobbles

July 4, 2016 | Beverley Head
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s $1.1 billion innovation agenda looks increasingly uncertain following a federal election which failed to deliver a resounding mandate… read more...
Telstra network outages

Telstra spends $250 million on network fix

June 30, 2016 | Beverley Head
After network problems earlier this year, Telstra has announced that it will spend $250 million to attempt to fix the problems… read more...
Ginni Rometty

Cognitive computing heralds new disruptive wave

June 29, 2016 | Beverley Head
IBM boss Ginni Rometty returned to Australia after a two-year absence this week, to put enterprise on notice that the cognitive computing era was underway… read more...


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