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Mary Meeker internet report

Top 4 takeaways from the Mary Meeker internet report

June 7, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
It’s Silicon Valley’s favourite slide deck, but at a whopping 294 slides, Mary Meeker’s 2018 Trend Report is well and truly death by Powerpoint. But despair not: we’ve separated the wheat from the chaff on your behalf... read more...
My Health Record_patient data privacy

The fight over patient data: What we can learn from the My Health Record fracas

June 1, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Forget AI, Industry 4.0 and the chatbot hordes, data privacy is the tech issue of the moment. But when does the privacy imperative slip into paranoia?... read more...
Australia finally spending in space race

We have lift off: Australia finally joins the space race

June 1, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Things finally take off with the government pledging dollars and sense being pledged to the country’s space capabilities - including a $26 million space agency... read more...
Self-driving uber hazard_Rand research

The bleeding edge: Why driverless auto-tech must recover from its PR nightmare

May 31, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Self-driving Ubers may be a hazard to pedestrians but the wheels are still turning for the driverless future - and that’s a good thing... read more...
Ethics and artificial intelligence_Human Rights commission

Too smart for our own good: Tackling the thorny issues of ethics and AI

May 25, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
AI keeps getting smarter and governments find themselves asking: Just where is the boundary that makes AI ethical?... read more...
Local government app_datacom

Datacom’s local govt/community engagement app goes live

May 24, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Citizens can now report potholes, offer suggestions and complain at will - all digitally - thanks to Datacom’s new app... read more...
Open banking in Australia

Open banking comes to Australasia: Why it matters

May 18, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Fintechs are delighted - the big banks, not so much - as open banking arrives downunder... read more...
Automated apple packing_Robotics Plus

Robotics Plus signs global deal for automated apple packing tech

May 16, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
What seasonal worker shortage? New robotic tech may help ease agricultural labour woes... read more...
Evolution of chief procurement officer

The evolving role of the CPO

May 15, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Talent worries, digi-tech fear and the collaboration imperative are the issues facing modern CPOs, says Deloitte. And something’s got to give... read more...
SAP intelligence era

Welcome to the New Intelligence Era (courtesy of SAP)

May 10, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
SAP continues to target APAC with new Singapore Leonardo Centre launch. iStart was there to check it out... read more...
subscription market booming_mckinsey report

The end of ownership: The subs economy booms

May 4, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
It’s not new, but then again, it kind of is. Goodbye pay-per-product - the subscription economy has come of age... read more...
IT manager cloud visibility

Breaking down the biggest worries of tech managers

May 3, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
The numbers are in: Complexity, lack of skills and lack of cloud visibility are the biggest headaches for those on the front line... read more...
Customer experience_AI technology

AI meets CX: The ultimate test of…human patience?

May 3, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
The robot hordes are coming to manage the customer experience. Welcome to hell... read more...
Cloud migration_McKinsey

Cloud migration: Why ‘lift and shift’ is not enough

April 27, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
With Amazon, MS and Google all upping their enterprise cloud game, why do businesses so often fail in their great migrations?... read more...
National Manufacturing Week - NMW

Manufacturing money: National Manufacturing Week hits Sydney next month

April 24, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Expect glad handing, big thinking and lots of synergy at this year’s NMW... read more...
Salary reviews required_Aussie tech

Yup, there’s a talent crunch in Australia

April 20, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
It’s an endless refrain from the tech industry: There’s a skills shortage, stupid! Maybe this time your boss is right... read more...
SAP Next-Gen Lab Melbourne

SAP courts millennials with new Vic University lab

April 17, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Looking to match business with academia - and do a little R&D along the way - SAP opens a Next-Gen Lab Melbourne... read more...
CRM biggest software market_Gartner

Is CRM the largest software market in the world?

April 17, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
According to Gartner it is, but it’s more about the rise of martech and CX than core CRM rollouts... read more...
Google protest military drone

Youth in revolt: Google employees protest Pentagon drone work

April 12, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Brave stand or naive youth grandstanding? 3,000 Google employees say ‘no’ to military drone tech... read more...
Sydney fish market IoT

IoT cleans up Sydney Fish Market (among other things)

April 11, 2018 | Jonathan Cotton
Clever tech is changing the way Australasia catches, monitors and markets its seafood... read more...

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