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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.

finance, fintech, london, banking, data

Competitive pressures are forcing big banks to consider opening up their data to third parties as a service to customers. All but one of 100 payments executives at large banks said their bank plans to make major investments in Open Banking initiatives by 2020, according to the results of a

Digital transformation pressures are changing the way companies are investing in software, with IT departments placing a greater emphasis on customisation. Australian business software investments are shifting towards customisation and development as businesses evolve, according to new research by emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte. Sign up to Which-50’s Irregular Insights

Criteo

Criteo has promoted of Mollie Spilman to Chief Operating Officer. Spilman joined Criteo in 2014 and leads all commercial teams—revenue, supply, operations, and marketing—globally. The company says that during her tenure, Spilman has been instrumental in Criteo’s growth to a nearly two billion dollar revenue business and credited her with what it claims

Project Wing, Alphabet, drone

Burritos and medicine are being delivered via drone to homes on the outskirts of the ACT. Australian retailers Chemist Warehouse and Guzman y Gomez are participating in drone delivery trial with Google-parent company, Alphabet. Alphabet’s moonshot unit X is using its Project Wing drones to make deliveries directly to people’s

smartphone, mobile

By 2019 Australian smartphone penetration will reach 89 per cent and time spent on mobile internet will rise to 130.9 minutes a day. This growing engagement helped mobile advertising expenditure in Australia grow by 33 per cent on 2016 to a total of $2.6 billion in FY17. The figures are

Australian small and medium businesses are increasing their digital literacy, with more organisations moving beyond ‘basic’ usage levels of digital products. According to the Deloitte Access Economics’ Connected Small Businesses 2017 report for Google SMB, 12 per cent of businesses have moved up the ladder and no longer have ‘basic’

Ad fraud

Adobe Advertising Cloud has partnered with 15 supply side platforms and exchange partners to make all fees fully transparent. The move comes at a time when suppliers are taking initiative to increase transparency around auction dynamics to buy-side partners. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter Supply-side platforms make the

Australian blockchain platform BitPOS launched its own bitcoin ATM in Sydney, powered by their software platform and the BitPOS ID system. BitPOS processes thousands of transactions using its fully automated settlement engine. Founding partners, Jason Williams and Alex Taylor, said the ATM launch was a natural progression for their business,

The way we produce and use electricity is changing which means there’s an urgent need for Australian electricity networks to innovate in order to meet customer needs into the future, according to a new report. Deloitte’s Innovation in Electricity Networks report assessed the state of innovation within Australian electricity networks