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AI is no longer in its infancy, but much of its economic impact is yet to be realised. That’s a key takeaway from a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, which argues AI could potentially deliver additional economic output of around $13 trillion by 2030, boosting global GDP by

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Adoption of MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) platforms will replace over 2.3 billion urban private car journeys annually by 2023, compared with just 17.6 million globally in 2018. This is equivalent to 18 times the number of taxi journeys across New York in 2016. The figures are contained in a new report from

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With news last week that Telstra has begun switching on its 5G technology, Australia seems set to be using the fifth generation of mobile technology before the end of the decade. However, new research from Axicom suggest the path to 5G may be a shared one. The report, How shared infrastructure costs

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Atlassian has acquired OpsGenie, a start-up which makes tools to help IT teams better manage outages, for $295 million (AU$411 million). The Australian tech giant will pay $259 million in cash and the remainder in Atlassian restricted shares. Shares in the Nasdaq-listed company rose 2 per cent after the deal

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Facing a future filled with uncertainty, businesses know they need to transform but building the workforce required to  realise that goal is an ongoing challenge. According to Mercer’s Talent Trends Global Report, when it comes innovation, 96 per cent of companies are planning organisation redesign, yet only 18 per cent

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Optimisation platform Optimizely is gaining traction in the Australian market, as more businesses turn to software to help them run experiments to improve their digital channels. Twelve months after opening its Australian office, Optimizely has signed up 24 new customers locally, on top of renewals and expansions within its existing

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When it comes to implementing new technology often a good starting point is to look at whether it can be used to address a pain point in the business that hasn’t been solved before. That’s the view of Vectore founder Shamima Sultana, an AI specialist with a deep practice knowledge

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New Telstra figures show its customers are spending more time online, with fixed broadband usage jumping 40 per cent between July 2017 and July 2018. For the month of July 2018 alone, Australians downloaded 243,300TB. Consumer appetite for data is driving significant growth for Telstra’s unlimited data plans. According to

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The biggest shift in mobile payment security will be the move towards software-based methods, which rely on standard smartphone components. That’s a key finding of a new study from Juniper Research which forecasts that users of these methods will increase from an estimated 429 million in 2018 to over 1.5 billion

While there were concerns over security and throughput, there was a surprisingly common consensus among the senior executives of the Australian Securities Exchang (ASX), about what, at the time, looked to be a potentially controversial and sensitive decision: replacing its aging Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) with a blockchain solution. That