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Cybersecurity in Australia: Key takeaways from the ACSC 2017 Threat Report

19 Oct 2017

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) 2017 Threat Report has just been released.

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5 tips for improving company culture to attract and keep talent

13 Oct 2017
When running any type of modern business there are so many balls flying at you all the time that you need to be an octopus just to keep them all in the air. When you’re so focused on the day-to-day, company culture can often take a back seat.
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3 Australian technology start-ups to watch in 2018

12 Oct 2017

The Australian technology start-up scene is thriving, due in part to tax incentives for early-stage investors being introduced last year, as well as the $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda launched by the Turnbull government in December, which aims to help innovators gain funding to make their ideas a reality.

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6 IT certificates to boost your salary

03 Oct 2017

While experience is king when it comes to salary advancement, hitting the books is a great option for both the less-experienced IT professional, and those looking for a swifter climb up the salary ladder.

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6 IT project management blunders that blow your budget

03 Oct 2017

Did you know that on average, large IT projects run 45 percent over budget?

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Exhibitor tips: The 5 top CeBIT crowd-attractors - from those in the know

29 Sep 2017

Branded merchandise and sales brochures have become a bit of a crutch for companies exhibiting at trade conferences.

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What myGov can teach us about project managing digital transformation

18 Sep 2017

The report card for myGov is in, and the grades are … well, a mixed bag.

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5 body language techniques to build trust during presentations

15 Sep 2017

Presenting at events, such as an industry conference like CeBIT, is beneficial for two big reasons: it positions you as a thought leader within your industry, and it’s a great way to network, which may eventually lead to profitable partnerships or sales.

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6 marketing tools every start-up needs in their arsenal

12 Sep 2017

When launching a start-up, one has to wear many hats – researcher, developer, salesperson, admin assistant etc. Among the most important of these hats, is  ‘marketer’. After all, there’s not much use having a great product if no one has heard of it, right?

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3 biggest cybersecurity risks facing you and your business

05 Sep 2017

Another day, another cybercrime story. HBO made headlines in July when its network systems were hacked and 1.5 terabytes of data was stolen and held to ransom.

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8 tips to develop a BYOD policy that actually gets used

05 Sep 2017

As Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) strategies become more prevalent among forward-thinking organisations, it is interesting to note that the strategy itself has been largely driven by users, rather than by IT.

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Outsourcing IT: The 4 jobs actually worth it

04 Sep 2017

The question of whether your small to medium business should develop its own IT staff or enter into partnerships – outsourcing – with companies which specialise in the field, is a relatively new one.

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Flash is dead, now what?

23 Aug 2017

Adobe recently announced that Flash will become completely obsolete as of December 31st, 2020; “specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to [sic] open formats.”

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4 ways AI is aligning sales and marketing

22 Aug 2017

While there are some who would have you believe that artificial intelligence (AI) may spell the end of human civilisation as we know it, there are inarguably many benefits to AI, one of which is fostering better sales and marketing alignment.

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The onset of autonomous vehicles, and what that means for society

21 Aug 2017

A future with autonomous vehicles (AVs) is often touted as a sort of utopia.

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Musk vs. Zuckerberg: the tech heavyweights square off on the perils of artificial intelligence

07 Aug 2017

In recent news, two of the biggest names in tech have been facing off in a showdown over the perils of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Bias in algorithms and how it could be impacting you

07 Aug 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are playing a much bigger part in our day-to-day lives than most people realise. An algorithm could be deciding whether you get a bank loan or credit card, whether or not you’ll be hired for a job and even whether or not you’ll be granted parole.

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Microsoft takes the lead in digital transformation

04 Aug 2017

Digital transformation’ is a term that has been bandied about a lot over the past decade. Now it seems it is back in vogue, with Microsoft pushing their digital transformation capabilities hard, under the stewardship of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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The world’s largest battery: Tesla’s battery in South Australia explained

19 Jul 2017

Earlier this month, Elon Musk flew in to announce that Tesla won the South Australian Government’s tender for the world’s largest battery installation (it’s 60% bigger than any other large-scale battery energy storage system on Earth). To top things off, Musk says if the battery isn’t complete in 100 days, it will be free!

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Match made in heaven: Start-ups and Corporates

19 Jul 2017

Corporates are finding it ever-harder to recruit talent because “most of the smartest people work for someone else”, start-up accelerator Slingshot’s CEO Karen Lawson told the audience at CeBIT Australia 2017.

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4 key tips to building a team and company culture at your start-up

19 Jul 2017

Back in the early 90s two self-proclaimed “total nerds” graduated from Australian National University, set up in a bedroom clad with Star Wars wallpaper, installed a second phone line and started a company.

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[Presentation] Cloud communication: Why it's critical to digital transformation

18 Jul 2017

The now economy is presenting businesses with a digital challenge: how to monetise new opportunities from the latest technologies while also providing a highly individualised customer experience. 

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5 must-see crowdfunding projects blowing our minds in 2017

18 Jul 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a good year for tech crowdfunding projects. Here’s a list of our favourite ones so far.

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Is government ready for blockchain?

17 Jul 2017

The potential for blockchain to affect change for a large number of people is very exciting and has been a hot topic in technology circles for a while.

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Preparing and transforming technology to access cost effective, scalable and lean results

14 Jul 2017

What qualities does an effective IT leader need to create lasting and dynamic change?

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Balancing security, privacy and insight on how to best manage healthcare data

12 Jul 2017

As many speakers touched on at the recent CeBIT digital healthcare conference, those who work with healthcare data have to walk a fine line between privacy and using it to create innovative outcomes for patients.

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4 key lessons to growing a successful start-up (from those who have done it)

05 Jul 2017

CeBIT Australia’s strategic panel “Streamlining and growing business with the aid of technology” brought together some dynamic entrepreneurs at various stages of their journeys to share their experiences in founding their business, and creating a fertile environment for growth. This blog post summarises some of the key findings from the session.

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Collaboration program saves company millions

05 Jul 2017

The workplace has changed a lot over the last few decades. It’s becoming increasingly common for staff to work from various locations and there’s a need to communicate with people from all over the world due to organisational globalisation and outsourcing.

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4 must-know cybersecurity trends the AFP are monitoring

04 Jul 2017

Australian Federal Police officers respond to more than one thousand cybersecurity incidents a year – including attempted attacks on our critical infrastructure, said one of the AFP’s top officers.

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[Presentation] Revealing the possibilities of big data and augmented reality

04 Jul 2017

What is big data's greatest asset? The access to knowledge it provides us. 

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[Presentation] Digital marketing performance & attribution metrics

04 Jul 2017

It's time we all face the elephant in the room: digital campaign reporting is misleading.

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Everything you need to know about Sydney’s start-up school

03 Jul 2017

Sydney’s School of Entrepreneurship’s first intake of students will hit the books at the Ultimo campus in August. It’s an exciting time with the mammoth project positioned for ultimate success.

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The now economy - the next industrial revolution

29 Jun 2017

The way customers are behaving is rapidly evolving. As Brian Kracik, Senior Director, Product Marketing Enterprise and Cloud Solutions, Oracle. Inc admits, ‘From 100 years ago we were concentrating on connecting to a billion different places. 20 years ago we were connecting with billions of different people. In the next 10 years we will be connecting with billions of different things.’

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Creating innovative digital healthcare solutions

29 Jun 2017

What are some of the biggest issues plaguing healthcare? What do customers want from their healthcare providers? What are some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the digital healthcare industry?

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How clinicians can use AI in healthcare to improve patient outcomes

28 Jun 2017

What is the problem you are trying to solve?

Professor Christian Guttmann from the School of Science and Engineering at UNSW and Nordic Artificial Intelligence Institute, and the Karolinska Institute (Sweden), suggests that all business cases need to start simply with this question.

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How Australian businesses are using blockchain in Fintech

21 Jun 2017

Working with and understanding practical ways to apply blockchain to Fintech is a daily task at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia according to CeBIT Australia 2017 panelist and Commonwealth Bank Executive Manager, Emerging Technology Team, Chris Connor.

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How Australian CIOs are delivering on their organisation’s goals

21 Jun 2017

Delivering on organisational goals in a digital world that never seems to sleep is a challenge so many of us can relate to.

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Big data: the cornerstone of decision making

20 Jun 2017

A panel comprised of participants from diverse industries came together at CeBIT Australia 2017 to examine the social, political and technological impacts of data.

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[Presentation] Journey to cloud: Connecting the dots with data

20 Jun 2017

Did you know that the government's attitude to cloud computing has recently become more positive? And why not? Cloud technologies offer organisations convenience and security bundled up in one tech solution. 

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[Presentation] AI: The latest advancements for eHealth

20 Jun 2017

Artificial inteligence (AI) will provide immense opportunities in health, but some people may have questions as to how AI can be translated into a rich solution for a system as complex as health. 

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Is telehealth a no-brainer in Australia?

19 Jun 2017

Jackie Plunkett Director of the Australasian Telehealth Society started by saying, ‘Telehealth should be one of the no-brainers in healthcare.’

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Citizen engagement and the digital user experience

16 Jun 2017

Data makes government agencies more dynamic, more responsive and more open to change.

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How News Corp is using UX design to create meaningful change at scale

15 Jun 2017

News Corp started web publishing in 1988, and at the time, the online news division didn’t really have a sustainable business model.

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3 amazing tips to effectively scale your start-up

14 Jun 2017

Much has been written about the very early stages of start-up life - so much so that a Google search on ‘starting a startup’ gets over 50 million hits.

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Four awesome Aussie start-ups that pitched at CeBIT PitchFest 2017

07 Jun 2017

The CeBIT Pitchfest 2017 cat is well and truly out of the bag with Macquarie-based start-up Look Who’s Charging taking home first prize.

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Balancing information security needs with your digital transformation agenda

07 Jun 2017

Striking the right balance between information security and digital transformation can be a difficult task for organisations.

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The perfect match: Old-school marketing tactics + programmatic ad tech

07 Jun 2017

Programmatic ad buying has become significantly more efficient over the past 18 months, but there are still notable elements of wastage in the data-driven landscape, according to Yahoo7’s Ben Green.

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STEM skills: Inspiring the next generation of technologists

06 Jun 2017

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X

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[Video] Why split testing is crucial for sustainable innovation

05 Jun 2017

Digital solutions have posed many businesses today with a conundrum for implementation: how can they be innovative and sustainable at the same time?

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Australia Post: Solving digital friction could unlock $11b of value each year

01 Jun 2017

Identity moments are defined as the daily interactions when you prove who you are.

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[Presentation] Ten exciting trends impacting your business right now

01 Jun 2017

Keyboard stickers created for #chickenfries, logging into your accounts with emojis, taking a selfie for coffee art and virtual reality cooking. If you understood what any of these things are they aren’t just made-up gibberish; these are some of the latest trends marked by Randi Zuckerberg as the next disrupters in business.

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[Presentation] Using big data to improve and safeguard life on earth

31 May 2017

There is a near infinite pool of knowledge that can be attained by applying the insights of big data and analytics into our everyday lives. And according to NASA’s Dennis Andrucyk, this pool of knowledge expands much farther than just Earth; we should in fact be seeking intelligence by exploring outer space. 

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Naomi Simson Ready to Soar

31 May 2017

Given what an online giant RedBalloon is, it’s hard to believe that in the not-too-distant past their orders were taken on fax.

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CeBIT PitchFest 2017: Look Who's Charging takes out first prize 

25 May 2017

A start-up focused on eliminating the stress of unknown transactions on your credit card statement won the CeBIT Australia 2017 PitchFest competition.

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7 lessons learned from the end of Pollenizer

25 May 2017

The mantra of learning from failure is so ubiquitous in the start-up world that it’s almost deteriorated to a cliche.

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The exciting applications of robotic surgery in Australia

25 May 2017

The beginnings of robotic surgery began with the prostate. Or more accurately it began with the advent of PSA screening. Before PSA screenings, prostate cancer was often not picked up until the symptomatic stage, in other words — it was too late to fight it (prostate cancer at its most curable stage is completely invisible).

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How to make digital health a viable solution in Australia

25 May 2017

‘We’re all in this room because we share a common vision, putting to work digital enablement to help out patients. Yet there is still some work to be done - we’re not where we want to be yet.’

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Industry report: digital economy created 40,000 ICT jobs in 2 years

25 May 2017

Australia’s digital economy is experiencing a boom, with 40,000 ICT jobs created in just two years and ICT services exports up 12% to $2.8b.

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To chatbot or not to chatbot? That is the question

25 May 2017

To bot or not to bot? It seems to be one of the biggest emerging trends forcasted by experts at CeBIT Australia 2017.

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The technology influencing us today and into the future

25 May 2017

Autonomous robots running a Japanese hotel and quantum computing solving our everyday problems are just two of the digital trends transforming our world according to WIRED Magazine Executive Editor, Greg Williams.

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Adapting our skills to meet the demands of the 4th industrial revolution

25 May 2017

“The new systems of digital revolution are powerful, but they are also a bit scary because they have the potential to fundamentally change us as humans,” Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation at the World Economic Forum Geneva summed up one of the key dilemmas of our times.

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How government agencies can be more open and agile

24 May 2017

Australians have high expectations of a digital government.

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People and institutional permafrost holding back Australian entrepreneurship

24 May 2017

Fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is a critical element of a thriving Australian business technology industry.

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Post-census digital government in Australia

24 May 2017

The lesson of the 2016 census was a serious one. It brought to light issues about big data, governance and the social contract. It also exposed how difficult it can be for governments to manage risk while striving for open and agile models of operation.

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Over 400 industry leaders gather at exclusive technology event

24 May 2017

For the second time, over 400 senior C-suite executives and digital leaders from Australia’s prominent enterprise and government organisations gathered at the elite, invite-only event - CeBIT Black. On Tuesday night, attendees were treated to great food, wine, entertainment, and a dynamic presentation from the event’s sponsors Accenture and Commonwealth Bank, titled ‘Fast Forward Future’.

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Zuckerberg: The trends impacting your business right now

24 May 2017

If you reach one person online you need to start thinking about yourself as a media company. This is just a snippet of the many insights American business women and former Facebook employee, Randi Zuckerberg shared during her Day 2 keynote at CeBIT Australia 2017. 

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Cyber security expert: The vulnerability lies in our critical infrastructure

24 May 2017

Cyber crime has an impact of more than $600 billion per year according to CeBIT Australia 2017 keynote speaker and cyber security expert Eugene Kaspersky.

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Focus on customer experience not technology to stay ahead of the curve

24 May 2017

Remaining competitive at a time when industry after industry is disrupted by start-ups that didn’t even seem to play in the same category when they first emerged can seem like a constant battle.

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Empowering women in tech requires role models and a new narrative

23 May 2017

Empowering women in business technology will be a key success factor of the industry as a whole.

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Build products not data centres

23 May 2017

Darragh Kennedy is no stranger to cloud transformation. At his previous post at Lonely Planet and in his current role as the Platform Engineering Manager at Zendesk, he has seen how cloud technology has completely transformed the speed, scale and scope of how businesses operate.

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Big data insight: Are your customers super fans or just regular fans?

23 May 2017

Ticketek can tell if you’re an Adelaide Crows fan or a Katy Perry fan or both. It can predict the next event you’re likely to book and it knows if you’ll travel to see your favourite star.

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How to use data-driven insights to innovate

23 May 2017

Strive for improvement not perfection is one of Flight Centre’s Technology Chief Customer Officer Mike Dudarenok’s key pieces of advice when it comes to using data to innovate in business.

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CEO panel: Big Data, culture and customer focus key for organisational success

23 May 2017

Technology is key driver for digital transformation and businesses need to adapt to remain competitive in a changing environment.

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NASA: How amalgamating datasets is safeguarding life on earth

23 May 2017

NASA. Instantly our minds forge images of astronauts in white space suits, gigantic space shuttles and the great words of Neil Armstrong - “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Collaboration is key to making the most of our opportunities

23 May 2017

It was fitting that Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director Hannover Fairs Australia, commenced CeBIT Australia 2017 by taking a moment to commend its relocation to the beautiful new International Convention Centre. He acknowledged, ‘the rebuild of the ICC is a landmark project for the NSW government.’

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Policy priorities to fuel Australia’s digital workforce boom to be revealed at CeBIT

19 May 2017

The contribution of digital technologies to the Australian economy is forecast to grow from $79 billion in 2014 to $139 billion in 2020.

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Fast Forward Future: CeBIT Black focuses on the future of digital

18 May 2017

It’s less than a week to go before CeBIT Australia takes place at the new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the invite-only CeBIT Black VIP program, being held at Doltone House at Jones Bay Wharf on the evening of Tuesday 23 May from 6.30pm till 10.00pm.

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Don’t miss out on these CeBIT Australia 2017 program highlights

16 May 2017

“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” Warren Bennis, American scholar and author

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Showfloor Theatre: From Atlassian to Australia Post learn the latest business insights

16 May 2017

With three jam-packed days of CeBIT Australia 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to start planning out your days. With your Exhibition Pass you get access to a wealth of knowledge and insight at our free Showfloor Theatre presentations.

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The future of Internet of Things and what it means for Australian business

15 May 2017

From bike locks that can be opened via an app to light switches that can be flicked off from your computer and phone, the Internet of Things is well and truly changing the way we do things. But it wouldn’t be possible without the innovation from companies far and wide. And one of the companies leading the way with IoT is telecommunications provider Vodafone.

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Exhibition networking drinks introduced at CeBIT

15 May 2017

Visiting (or manning) exhibition booths all day long, forging new business connections and listening to the latest developments in business technology at CeBIT Australia’s many keynote presentations, strategic panels and conferences is thirsty work.

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Oracle on driving digital transformation for impeccable customer experience

12 May 2017

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin | English Naturalist and Geologist

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Leaders of the tech industry address key issues at CeBIT Australia’s strategic panels

12 May 2017

For the first time, CeBIT Australia is featuring six strategic panels where some of the most successful leaders and greatest minds in the industry will debate the biggest issues in business technology.

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Cyber crime: A major threat - and a major business opportunity

12 May 2017

By NSW Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair

Lack of cyber security is a significant threat to both our national security and to commercial activity on many levels. 

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Australia among top 5 target countries for ransomware attacks

02 May 2017

“Stay Fearless and Don’t Pay The Ransom” – Noushin Shabab, Senior Security Researcher, GReAT

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Spaceship: The Australian start-up changing the way we look at superannuation

01 May 2017

Superannuation. It’s not the most riveting topic. If you’re under 35 the idea of retiring probably isn’t on your radar, and that’s okay considering the day you walk away from work for the last time is at least 30-40 years away.

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In conversation with: Noushin Shabab, Kaspersky Lab

26 Apr 2017


We had the delightful opportunity to catch up with cybersecurity specialist Noushin Shabab, Senior Security Researcher (GReAT) at Kaspersky Lab.

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[Presentation] Platform strategy: Creating exponential value

26 Apr 2017

Futurist Ross Dawson delivered an inspiring keynote presentation at CeBIT Australia 2016, and we've got his presentation for you. 

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[Presentation] Leveraging technology to deliver great customer experiences

26 Apr 2017

Strategy first, technology second. These wise words were delivered by Jodie Sangster, CEO at ADMA during her presentation at Digital Marketing 2016 @ CeBIT Australia. 

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NSW: How we’re creating Asia-Pacific’s best start-up ecosystem

24 Apr 2017

By John Barilaro, Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Skills and Small Business

Everywhere we look at the moment, it seems industries are being transformed, traditional firms disrupted and business models reborn.

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Champagne marketing on a beer budget: 3 start-ups who have created a splash

21 Apr 2017

To launch a successful marketing campaign, there must to be a budget of proportional weight and heft.
- Traditional Marketing Proverb

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5 strategies for making the move from employee to employer

21 Apr 2017

After years working for the man, you’ve finally made the transition from being staff to needing staff — and are now ‘the man or ‘the woman’. Congratulations!

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3 reasons why Israel is the start-up nation to watch

21 Apr 2017

When you think of areas where innovation and start-ups are rife, it’s usually places like Silicon Valley and countries such as South Korea and Singapore that spring to mind most readily. 

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Data privacy: Is it synonymous with secrecy or transparency?

13 Apr 2017

The 2016 Australian census has caused much debate about data security and data privacy - with far reaching implications for digital government into the future.

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Crossing borders: Maintaining a great international business culture

13 Apr 2017

David Hodges, Founder and Managing Director of Loc8, knows what it takes to make the successful transition from start-up to flourishing, scalable business.

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[Presentation] Improving access to health information

12 Apr 2017

Accessing health information in the Information Age often consists of a five-minute consultation with Dr Google. We’ve all been there. We’ve all thought that minor headache we’ve become inflicted with is some life-threatening disease that has somehow singled us out from across the cosmos.

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Brain-computer interface offers hope for locked-in patients and their families

10 Apr 2017

Technology has the potential to transform patients and their families’ lives dramatically for the better.

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[Video] Next generation biometric sensors

10 Apr 2017

Remote, unified and comprehensive sensors are set to be the next big thing in biometrics. ContinUse Biometrics was developed by one of the creators of Xbox Connect, and these remote sensors use similar technology in the medical space.

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Empowering the customer: How to market health products and services

07 Apr 2017

The line between information and persuasion is a difficult one for marketers to navigate at the best of times.

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In conversation with: Angelene Falk, OAIC

07 Apr 2017


We are excited to welcome Deputy Commissioner at the OAIC, Angelene Falk to this year’s CeBIT Australia.

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[Presentation] Why clinical governance is key to digital health success

06 Apr 2017

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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Taking the step up: Preparing your start-up for growth

04 Apr 2017

When David Hodges began a software start-up in Melbourne just six years ago, he didn’t quite imagine that the company would by now have expanded to the UK, the US and New Zealand.

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Australian FinTech start-up set to become Netflix of ethical investment

03 Apr 2017

“It makes no sense to invest in companies that undermine our future.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Every generation is shaped by defining moments. And millennials have seen more than their fair share of global events that led them to become the most ethically and socially aware generation yet.

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Top tips to start your outsourcing partnership on the right foot

03 Apr 2017

Optimising your business to deliver on a promise to customers, keeping shareholders happy and finishing the financial year with a solid profit margin is challenging.

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[Presentation] FinTech risk management: from discovery to resilience

03 Apr 2017

We love the rewards of technology, but not so much the security challenges. In an ever-evolving environment, it can be hard to put security systems in place that will only be obsolete with the next innovation in technology.

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Finance sector remains prime target for cyber threats

31 Mar 2017

Having stumbled upon the field by accident when his computer became infected with the Cascade virus, Eugene Kaspersky is now a global thought leader in cybersecurity.

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Ping! How marketers can leverage the potential of conversational commerce

31 Mar 2017

“So tell me, what is conversational commerce anyway?”

In 2017, we don’t talk, phone or email. We message. The nuances of language have been replaced with ‘winky face’ ‘dancing girl’ and ‘angry cat.’

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How government agencies can embrace the potential of blockchain

28 Mar 2017

Ever wanted to know how blockchain technology can reduce fraud? Or better yet, how governments around the globe are implementing the technology for better digital services? Well the GovInnovate Team has you covered.

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Breaking the cyber kill chain

27 Mar 2017

Aaron Tan, Computer Weekly Senior Editor, APAC

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[Presentation] The future of payments beyond blockchain

24 Mar 2017

We’re still in the midst of a blockchain revolution, but Dilip Rao, Managing Director of Ripple APAC is looking to the future beyond the era of cryptocurrencies, to a world of connected and seamless payment systems.

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Collaboration and innovation: The evolution of the Digital Marketplace Australia

22 Mar 2017

Catherine Thompson was happy and fulfilled in her role at a promising start-up when the Digital Transformation Office (now Agency) approached her to head up the Digital Marketplace.

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In conversation with: Catherine Thompson, Digital Transformation Agency

22 Mar 2017

We are delighted to welcome Catherine Thompson, Head of the Digital Marketplace (DM), Digital Transformation Agency,  to CeBIT Australia 2017. In her role, she works closely with start-ups and government to unlock opportunities for both sectors.

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[Video] Transforming to become more customer-centric

20 Mar 2017

We’ve seen incredible changes in consumer behaviour over the last 20 years, and a lot of this is thanks to new technologies that change the way we shop.

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Innovation: How Australia Post keeps up with consumer demands today and into the future

20 Mar 2017

In the lead-up to CeBIT Australia 2017, we had a chance to catch up with Gold Sponsor Australia Post to discover how they are innovating their services to keep up with today’s consumer expectations and demands. Read on as Regis Bauchiere, General Manager, Identity Solutions of Australia Post, tells us what we can expect from Australia Post in the next few years.

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3 different approaches to digital government

16 Mar 2017

Digital delivery does not come without its challenges. Culture, processes and the digital skills required to use new technologies are just a few of the hurdles digital project teams need to mull over before they seek to transform important services.

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[Presentation] Open data, access and policy shaping

15 Mar 2017

With the emergence of three separate policy units related to public data, it can be difficult to understand the ins and outs of data policy within the framework of digital government.

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In conversation with: Carl Mackie, Key Account Manager, Advantech

14 Mar 2017


Carl Mackie is Key Account Manager for Advantech, a leader in industrial automation and embedded computing hardware who have a long association with CeBIT Australia.

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4 grants and programs your small business should be applying for

14 Mar 2017

Starting your own business takes passion and perseverance, we’ve heard this time and time again. But it also takes cash. And, depending on the business you’re in, it might take a lot.

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6 key ways government agencies can leverage their data

13 Mar 2017

As government’s begin to ride the wave of innovation, it will be important for departments across federal, state and local levels to make sense of these vast and complex new sets of information.

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4 key global digital government milestones you should know about

10 Mar 2017

You could easily be fooled into believing governments going digital is a new fad. Everything nowadays has an ‘i’ or an ‘e’ in front of it.

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Australia’s 4 most influential government CIOs

10 Mar 2017

The role of the CIO has become broader in the last few decades. They need to take on more, often with smaller budgets, managing both internal and external stakeholders. These challenges can be amplified in the public sector.

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[Video] Digital transformation in Bangladesh

09 Mar 2017

Building a workforce capable of delivering digital projects, while also ensuring infrastructure is up to scratch for the latest technologies is no small task.

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4 tips to create a great culture for your growing start-up

07 Mar 2017

The alarm goes off at 6:30pm, but the thought of dragging yourself from your warm and safe bed to the horrors that lay in your inbox put you into near paralysis.

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How your brand strategy drives effective SaaS marketing

06 Mar 2017

Brand strategy in the technology space can be challenging. There’s fierce competition and more often than not, it’s a sink or swim scenario for the new players in the crowded software market.

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What to do after the event: exhibition lead follow-up

03 Mar 2017

The next event is on the horizon, you’ve got the whole day planned out from staff placement to freebies to stall decorations.

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How to develop a management strategy for diverse mobile devices

03 Mar 2017

Only a decade ago technology chained us to our desks.

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In conversation with: Katherine Squire, General Manager, ASX

02 Mar 2017

We’re very excited to welcome Katherine Squire, General Manager, Application Development and DevOps at ASX to CeBIT 2017.

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Future-proofing your business isn’t just a technological investment, it’s a mindset

01 Mar 2017

‘I don’t know if any technology is future-proof,’ Katherine Squire remarked when we posed the question how can you future-proof your infrastructure?

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[Presentation] Enterprise mobility: opportunities and threats

28 Feb 2017

Mobility within the workplace has given businesses the opportunity to operate in a more fluid nature. However, with the opportunity to work in an incredibly flexible environment comes a range of security challenges that need to be strategically thought out and managed.

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Help or hindrance? How SMEs can harness mobility technology

28 Feb 2017

Technology expands our world, but the size of it is no bigger than a five inch screen.

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[Video] Utilise your assets more effectively with mobile business solutions

27 Feb 2017

Using a single device across a variety of tasks not only makes life easier, but it saves time and ensures your IT infrastructure stays in tip-top shape.

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How governments can mitigate the effects of antisocial online behaviour

27 Feb 2017

Our mobile devices have made our lives handy.

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[Video] Applying start-up success to corporate innovation

23 Feb 2017

Everybody is itching to know what breeds start-up success and how they can mirror it. Is it timing? Is it marketing? Is it that new, edgy product?

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[Video] How employee engagement impacts business efficiency

22 Feb 2017

Whether or not it's a dream job, there are probably some tasks an employee dislikes doing (think mountains of paperwork, or the dreaded weekly report).

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[Video] See how real-time analytics is clearing NYC traffic

22 Feb 2017

 

Did you know data can assist with more effective traffic management? We’ve got the scoop on how IBM helped improved one of the world’s most traffic-heavy cities.

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[Video] 5 life-changing disruptive tech trends

22 Feb 2017

The rise of robots and drones, 3D printing, smart connected devices, the quantified self, and Everything-as a-Service is upon us.

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[Video] Mobile identity: how technology is changing the way we interact

21 Feb 2017

Rocky Scopelliti, Global Industry Executive – Banking, Finance & Insurance, Global Industries at Telstra discussed the ways technology is changing how we engage and has resulted in the new concept mobile identity.

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[Video] Creating customer value with data analytics

21 Feb 2017

Antony Ugoni, Global Director, Matching and Artificial Intelligence at Seek joined a panel discussion at Big Data & Analytics 2016 conference powered by CeBIT Australia to discuss the ways in which businesses are currently achieving an advantage through data analytics.

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[Video] Personalising experiences with big data & analytics

21 Feb 2017

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Advantech give 5 great tips on why your business should consider exhibiting at an event

21 Feb 2017

The mission statement of Advantech, a leader in industrial computing, is ‘enabling an intelligent planet.’

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The smartest applications of blockchain in business

20 Feb 2017

The buzz surrounding blockchain has reached a new level.

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Why marketing needs to think about cyber security

20 Feb 2017

Marketing used to mean flyers, commercials, ad spots and billboards like Chuck Norris’ line of ‘action jeans’ that ‘won't bind your legs, ’ (presumably while you substitute traditional walking for a series of roundhouse kicks).

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Protect your growing business: 4 cyber security protocols every start-up should have in place

17 Feb 2017

Daring bank heists. System takeovers through home appliances. Russian spies tampering with elections. No these aren’t Ian Fleming plotlines.

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How to develop a cyber security incident response plan that actually works

16 Feb 2017

Having the right capabilities to respond to a data security incident is a necessity in the internet age.

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[Video] Security and augmented reality

16 Feb 2017

Biometric face recognition is a commonly used method to verify identity in high security areas. But what happens when body features are falsified or disguised?

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In conversation with: Nicole Eagan, Chief Executive Officer, Darktrace 

15 Feb 2017

Nicole Eagan has 25 years in the technology sector and has seen first-hand how cyber attacks have become more sophisticated and more ambitious.

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Immune system: How Darktrace’s Artificial Intelligence combats cyber attacks

15 Feb 2017

2016 was a huge year for technological advancement and innovation.

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Behind the mask: the rise of hacktivism

13 Feb 2017

In the first industrial revolution, a group of angered weavers and textile workers were made redundant, losing their livelihoods to technology that could do the job quicker and more efficiently.

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[Presentation] Lessons from La Trobe University on cyber intrusions

13 Feb 2017

“It took about 75 years for the telephone to connect 50 million people. Today a simple iPhone app like Draw Something can reach that milestone in a matter of days”

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[Video] Intelligence-led insights and an interactive threat visualizer

08 Feb 2017

Darktrace is a network solution for detecting and investigating emerging cyber-threats that evade traditional security tools. It is powered by Enterprise Immune System technology, which uses machine learning and mathematics to monitor behaviors and detect anomalies in your organization’s network. The Enterprise Immune System's mathematical approaches do not require signatures or rules and so can detect emerging ‘unknown unknown’ attacks that have not been seen before. 

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Big data and HR: The potential of predictive analytics

07 Feb 2017

Big data is a relatively simple concept.

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[Presentation] Future proofing cybersecurity

07 Feb 2017

The world we live in has fundamentally changed.

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4 great tips to promote your exhibition booth

06 Feb 2017

Hopefully you’re in the midst of planning your 2017 CeBIT Australia booth.

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In conversation with: Max Doyle, Managing Director, Hello Social

03 Feb 2017


Hello Social is Australia’s first social media agency and have been partners of CeBIT Australia for three years, helping to create some very memorable social media displays.

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Data knowledge management: An Aussie start-up changing the landscape as we know it

02 Feb 2017

About 19.8% of business time is wasted by employees searching for information to do their job effectively.

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[Presentation] How start-ups can drive corporate innovation

01 Feb 2017

When applying the lessons of start-ups to drive corporate innovation, customer data is one of the greatest strengths of an enterprise. But are start-ups beating corporates at their own game?

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The dark side of technology: The World Economic Forum’s 2017 report on AI

30 Jan 2017

The 2015 mystery Ex Machina explores the dark relationship between an AI creation, her maker and a programmer unwittingly brought in to be a test subject in the maker’s experiment:

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[Presentation] Unlocking transformation through big data and analytics

27 Jan 2017

Telstra has long been a success story for the way they identify network issues by applying predictive analytics to operational data (Source: Forbes 2015). For businesses to emulate this success, it's important to have the right people, tools and data in place. 

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Why education is key to protecting your company’s data

25 Jan 2017

Between July 2015 and July 2016 there were 14,804 cyber security incidents affecting Australian businesses according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

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In conversation with: Sam Robertson, Head of Research & Innovation, Western Bulldogs

24 Jan 2017

We’re excited to welcome Sam Robertson, Head of Research & Innovation – Western Bulldogs and Victoria University to CeBIT 2017.

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5 trends that could change cloud computing for developers in 2017

23 Jan 2017

Cloud computing has moved far away from the exclusive realm of early adopters.

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[Presentation] Securing your information in migration to the cloud

23 Jan 2017

Many businesses are bypassing traditional IT structures and procuring systems and services directly in the Cloud. 

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6 great tips on getting your stall exhibition ready

22 Jan 2017

It only seems like yesterday when you signed your business up for CeBIT Australia 2017.

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3 great tips for marketing your cloud services

21 Jan 2017

It is an exciting time to be in the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry.

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Send in the clouds: 7 benefits of cloud computing for SMEs

20 Jan 2017

The clouds are rising. The use of cloud technology in small business has become so ubiquitous, one commentator has remarked ‘the cloud revolution has now reached mom and pop shops.’

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[Video] How Flight Centre created business unity through data integration

20 Jan 2017

Organising data effectively is better for the end user. But for many businesses, breaking down silos and creating a path to effective data integration is a challenge if business intelligence systems aren't connected properly.

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Why a hybrid cloud solution could benefit your organisation

19 Jan 2017

Think cloud solutions and you think of cheap ways to manage modern businesses that require less office space and less paper file storage, right?

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[Video] Learn how to build personalised customer experiences

18 Jan 2017

In a world filled with so much noise, businesses around the globe are trying to utilise data to create better personalised experiences for their customers. 

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How government agencies can balance innovation and privacy concerns with cloud computing

17 Jan 2017

At the Cloud and Computing Expo in 2010, Andrew Solomon then the A/G Assistant Commissioner at the OIAC gave a presentation about opportunities and challenges that cloud technology would present for government agencies and for citizens.

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Cloud technology: where are we and where are we going?

17 Jan 2017

Like many new business technology solutions, cloud technology is developing exponentially. Attendees at Cloud 2016 at CeBIT Australia were fortunate to hear John Sheridan, First Assistant Secretary Technology & Procurement and Australian Government Procurement Coordinator, deliver his presentation on the cloud. Some of the questions he asked were: where are we now, what is the policy, where are we going?

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3 cloud start-ups solving big IT problems

16 Jan 2017

Every day there’s a start-up offering a new cloud app, platform or service.

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[Presentation] Mobile identity

09 Jan 2017

Rocky Scopelliti, Global Industry Executive Banking, Finance & Insurance Global Industries at Telstra presented Mobile Identity at CeBIT Australia 2016. He discussed the fusion of financial services, mobility and identity by addressing what app features really matter in a mobile first world, and what role mobile plays when delivering a great customer experience. 

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How this Australian start-up is innovating maths education globally

06 Jan 2017

For some of us the thought of maths brings on sweaty hands and memories of staring at a chalkboard with tilted heads in utter confusion.

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3 key ways big data is improving marketing insights

05 Jan 2017

Remember the days when marketing was also known as the colouring in department?

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The potential of virtual reality marketing for small business

04 Jan 2017

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer the stuff of myth and futurist propaganda, though it’s still a far cry from the visions of Tron.

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[Video] Interpreting & analysing big data

03 Jan 2017

Consumers post 500 million tweets and 55 million Facebook updates each day, so how can businesses make sense of big data sets they have been accumulating? Watch Joanna Batstones keynote presentation from CeBIT Australia 2016 on intepreting and analysing enterprise data. Joanna is IBM Research-Australia's Vice President and Lab Director, and is CTO of IBM ANZ.

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A tumbleweed and no leads: 6 of the most common exhibition fails

03 Jan 2017

We’re now on the other side of the New Year and the exhibition that seemed like it was eons away is drawing ever closer.

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In conversation with: Mohammad Elteibi, Head of Data Science, Ticketek

02 Jan 2017

We’re pleased to welcome Mohammad Eltiebi to the speaker panel for Big Data & Analytics 2017 Conference @ CeBIT where he will present on Data Fuelled Entertainment Analytics.

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How failure created 5 of the world’s most successful people

30 Dec 2016

The adage to fail fast and to fail often has become a mantra within the tech space.

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Continuous Improvement Process for CIOs

29 Dec 2016

A brand spanking new year will inevitably bring new challenges, but it should also bring a new outlook.

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The Digital Marketplace: Unlocking opportunities for Australian SMEs

28 Dec 2016

In March 2016 the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) launched its Digital Transformation initiative.

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Why data science is the way forward in sport

14 Dec 2016

In 2016 the AFL’s Western Bulldogs achieved grand final victory for the first time in 62 years.

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Using geospatial data to make a 3D render of the entire Australian continent

14 Dec 2016

Data is all around us. From calculating our steps to scanning the solar system, data is being created quite literally, in and out of this world.

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How marketers can drive digital transformation

14 Dec 2016

When a shiny new piece of technology appears on the market, the knee-jerk reaction for many marketers is to go a bit Gollum on it, hiss myyyy precioussss and grab at it, thinking that it will be The One Thing to rule them all.

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Crispr the gene-editing technology: scientific triumph or terror?

13 Dec 2016

Do you remember the wonderment Photoshop caused when it was first launched?

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5 of the best IoT platforms to build value-driven apps

12 Dec 2016

The Internet of Things – connecting everything to everything else.

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What were the biggest cyber security threats of 2016?

12 Dec 2016

2016 has been a year of tremendous technological achievement.

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[Presentation] Building a digital services platform

08 Dec 2016

The Department of Human Services' Chief Technology Officer, Charles McHardie AM delivered a thought provoking presentation at eGovernment 2016 @ CeBIT. His presentation focused on how to recreate an organisation where its 'services are shaped' around the public. 

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[Video] Google's Director of Product discusses how you can improve user engagement

07 Dec 2016

Google’s Director of Product Management for Europe, ME and Asia, Rohit Dhawan is responsible for small to medium sized publishers who use Google Adsense. He delivered a Keynote presentation at the CeBIT Global Conferences in March 2016.

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Talk of the town: how to get social media buzzing about your business at a tech event

02 Dec 2016

A tech event stall is a lot like Baby from Dirty Dancing.

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[Presentation] Delivering customer centric products

01 Dec 2016

NAB’s Head of Human-Centred Design, Louise Long presented Delivering customer centric products at CeBIT Australia 2016. She discussed what customer led design is and how NAB is delivering customer centric products. Take a look at Louise’s presentation below.

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Ultimate triumph: How a start-up founder came back from failure

29 Nov 2016

It was in early 2015 that start-up founder Vidya Nallamad had to pull the plug on the central idea that established her start-up business NetHealth.

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3 open source communities with the most active user participation

29 Nov 2016

As in life, the concept of synergy is a magical goal in software development wherein the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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The digital literacy skills schools must be teaching students

29 Nov 2016

When adults meet children for the first time, they love to ask them the question: What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Video games + Marketing = Gamification = Win

29 Nov 2016

Video games have the power to transport us to a different world.

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Women in tech: Empowering women in the Australian start-up scene

28 Nov 2016

Did you know that women only represent 14%-24% of start-up founders and only 4% of funded Australian start-ups — those attracting investment — are led by female entrepreneurs?

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The future of data analytics: 3 trends to watch out for in 2017

26 Nov 2016

In 2010 The Economist published a report called Data, data everywhere.

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9 technology books that all managing directors should read

25 Nov 2016

It’s almost that time of year. The mandatory two week shut down where you get to escape for a few weeks with your family.

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Star spangled website: The UX guide to the US election

16 Nov 2016

The world is reeling from one of the strangest elections in US history.

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Electronic voting in Australia: The problem with digitising democracy

15 Nov 2016

The internet allows us to shop, bank, work, sign contracts, apply for loans, pay bills and do our taxes all from the privacy of our own homes.

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Are we entering the post-device era?

15 Nov 2016

As the world becomes more interconnected the human race is becoming increasingly dependent on our gadgets.

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Future proofing your business: 6 crucial questions to ask before investing in technology

10 Nov 2016

There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your business: seeing your team expand in size and confidence, boldly venturing onto cool new clients and knowing that all your blood, sweat and tears are paying off.

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7 tell-tale signs you’re a born entrepreneur

10 Nov 2016

In 2015, research found Uganda was the most entrepreneurial country. The results were unexpected.

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How to deliver a start-up pitch investors will say yes to

10 Nov 2016

Creating a start-up pitch that convinces investors to trust you with millions of dollars is a lot of pressure.

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Magic moments: How to optimise your marketing mobile moments

08 Nov 2016

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

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The quiet riot: Cyberwarfare

02 Nov 2016

What if a malevolent group could hack into a country’s database and disrupt its media channels, its banking system, its citizen databases and its parliament?

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Have you tried turning it off and on again? The perks and realities of working in IT

02 Nov 2016

If you work in IT, your job title is probably something along the lines of professional developer, programmer or engineer, but to the technologically illiterate, you’re a technopath capable of solving problems by mind melding with machines.

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When not if: How to detect a data breach

01 Nov 2016

Australia experienced its largest data breach in history last week.

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3 inspirational brands nailing native advertising

31 Oct 2016

There’s a scene in the animated television series Futurama where our stuck-in-the-future protagonist Fry is in the middle of a very common dream: finding himself in class naked and humiliated.

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5 IT project management blunders to avoid

25 Oct 2016

IT project management requires a special set of skills.

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Looking to the future: The program for CeBIT Australia 2017 is here!

14 Oct 2016

We are looking to the future with the launch of our CeBIT Australia 2017 agenda. As the largest and longest running technology conference and exhibition in the Asia-Pacific, we pride ourselves on bringing together a diverse array of experts from around the world.

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Are you safe? WiFi security for business

12 Oct 2016

In a world where hackers can steal a personal WIFI network password through a smart kettle, there’s no doubt we need next level security to keep business data safe.

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How you can use big data to outstrip your competitors

12 Oct 2016

You’ve no doubt heard the oft-repeated refrain about the importance of big data.

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The pros and cons of open source software at the enterprise level

11 Oct 2016

In 2015 Google told the world that it would not be charging developers to gain access to its revolutionary artificial intelligence engine TensorFlow.

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EDIE’s world: how virtual reality could transform healthcare training

11 Oct 2016

Atticus Finch’s famous line  — you can’t truly understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it  — has been given a modern interpretation by Alzheimer’s Australia, Vic.

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5 more online courses IT professionals need to know

10 Oct 2016

When we last featured some of the great free online courses available, we got such an overwhelming response, we felt the need to revisit the topic.

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How to develop an innovative product customers don't even know they need

09 Oct 2016

For some of us, thinking outside the box is a challenge — we don’t get that light bulb moment in the shower.

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Why you need to pay more attention to on-site search

28 Sep 2016

You get to a website. You know exactly what you want. You click the search box in the top right hand corner. You type in what you want... and nothing returns from your search.

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How does FinTech disrupt the customer experience?

27 Sep 2016

In the last few weeks, we have examined how FinTech can help business owners provide a more agile and responsive service for their customers.

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Disruption in manufacturing: Challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs

27 Sep 2016

Disruption is a deceptive notion. It seems all-encompassing.

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What venture capitalists want to see from your start-up

27 Sep 2016

The Australian start-up scene is an exciting space to be in, but it’s not without its challenges. One of the biggest difficulties budding start-ups encounter is funding their venture.

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How cloud technologies will transform healthcare

26 Sep 2016

At a national and personal level, ehealth technologies are changing the way we prevent and treat illness.

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How Snapchat marketing can engage your customers

23 Sep 2016

Snapchat is one of the most prominent social media platforms of our time and it’s worth an eye-ball popping US$20 billion.

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Trade show ninja: Guerrilla marketing tactics to shock and delight

20 Sep 2016

 At a very crowded trade show you are aiming to be like a unicorn carrying cocktails:

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How minimalist millennials are fostering new consumer demands

14 Sep 2016

In a world where consumers are marketed to in every way possible - it’s easy to see how they’re getting overwhelmed.

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The rise of the cyber spy: How pervasive is corporate espionage?

13 Sep 2016

The spying game has come a long way since the pigeon camera and the lipstick named ‘the kiss of death.’

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3 questions SMEs need to ask before investing in FinTech

12 Sep 2016

FinTech has been generating a lot of excited buzz in technology, banking and business circles for a while now.

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Trademark or patent? This is what you need for your app

09 Sep 2016

Imagine you’ve developed this whiz-bang new app. You’re beyond pumped to launch next week. You’ve spent years (and your savings) on this one product and it’s D-Day — the marketing launch is ready to go.

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Singapore: smart city, smarter nation

09 Sep 2016

The future will present governments with many challenges, and it is those governments who are proactive that will ensure the prosperity of their nations.

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Exhibition sponsorship: How AV companies can stand out

08 Sep 2016

Audio visual has become a staple in our lives. Everywhere we look there’s a big shiny screen bursting with information!

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4 tricks to identify your ideal target audience

05 Sep 2016

You’ve got a really sexy/nifty/fun/useful product. It’s not just you that thinks so. Or your mum. You’ve got great write-up from tech bloggers, the reviews are promising.

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The 30-minute city: How smart city technology will get us there

31 Aug 2016

In March this year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shared a dream with various members of the media.

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13 must-have tools to manage remote workers

30 Aug 2016

Any business owner looking to hire the best talent to get the job done understands that the most skilled people aren’t necessarily local.

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How big data analytics can build strong customer relationships

29 Aug 2016

Customer relationships used to be the domain of the sales and marketing team.

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3 rules for designing an outstanding mobile customer experience

29 Aug 2016

Our mobile devices are fast becoming the lense through which we experience life.

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5 global hotspots for digital nomad developers

26 Aug 2016

The most incredible part of working as a developer means as long as you have a solid internet connection and a capable laptop,

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4 big data start-ups on the rise

26 Aug 2016

Big data isn’t just the latest tech buzzword, it’s fast becoming the foundation for businesses across all industries.

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7 benefits of sponsoring an event

16 Aug 2016

Sponsoring industry events, trade shows and exhibitions can have an incredible return on investment.

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How big data is changing policy making

16 Aug 2016

Big data is rapidly becoming the cornerstone for major decision-making for businesses and governments.

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5 technology focused social enterprises making a difference

15 Aug 2016

Social enterprise is growing at a fast pace. It’s estimated that more than 70,000 social enterprises operate in the UK and more than 20,000 here in Australia.

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Understanding tech start-up revenue models

15 Aug 2016

One of the most important things you need to consider in the early days of your business is how you’re going to make money.

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The 2016 Australian census: Outcomes for citizens and businesses

12 Aug 2016

On 9 August 2016 Australians attempted to sit down in front of the computer to fill out the census.

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3 brands who have gold medal Olympic marketing campaigns

12 Aug 2016

The Olympics are a time when the world stops amazed at the magnificent athleticism of our countrymen and women.

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How risk management skills can future-proof your fintech investments

10 Aug 2016

Gone are the days when a CIO’s remit solely revolved around being the keeper of the infrastructure

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5 tips for irresistible exhibition booth design

03 Aug 2016

In a finite space filled with dozens of other stalls, it can be very difficult to shine.

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What are cryptocurrencies and what are their implications for business?

03 Aug 2016

The term ‘cryptocurrency’ can conjure up some arresting images.

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How South Korea became the most innovative country and what we can learn from it

01 Aug 2016

Fostering innovation is paramount to sustaining an abundant economy. Governments world-wide know this.

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9 time-saving technology solutions for developers

01 Aug 2016

There’s no doubt that smartphones have completely transformed our lives.

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3 common SEO mistakes (and what you can do to avoid them)

22 Jul 2016

Amongst all modern marketing techniques available to us, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) needs to be the number one priority for any business looking to attract new customers.

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How to negotiate better shareholder agreements

20 Jul 2016

Australian incubator BlueChilli is at the centre of controversy regarding alleged ‘one-sided’ shareholder agreements and failing to deliver on their promises.

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8 tips to fund a start-up from those who have done it

20 Jul 2016

There’s no doubt that asking people for hundreds of thousands of dollars to go into your product is a challenging task.

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4 ways brands are using Pokemon Go to generate leads

19 Jul 2016

On July 6 people in the North America, Australia and New Zealand stopped what they were doing and started walking the streets, flicking at the screens of their smartphones.

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5 communication skills you need to master if you want to be heard

19 Jul 2016

Our ability to communicate effectively has an impact on many areas of our lives.

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Beyond the pen: 8 fun giveaway ideas for tech exhibitions

19 Jul 2016

In a tech exhibition filled with marvels, it is getting harder and harder to stand out from the crowd, let alone be remembered after the event.

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Breaking the code of silence: Why coding is easier than you think

18 Jul 2016

What do a Victoria’s Secret Model, Instagram’s CEO and the Black-Eyed Peas front-man have in common?

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Life after Brexit and the Australian election: How reliable is polling data?

18 Jul 2016

In the last few weeks we have seen two very different examples of how technology, polling and data

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A CIO’s guide to change management

15 Jul 2016

We all know that one colleague whose enthusiasm for the latest bit of technology is as evangelical as it is unceasing

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Is the hype right? Will 3D printing disrupt business?

12 Jul 2016

Out of all the fascinating and disruptive technologies that are emerging, 3D printing has garnered a significant amount of attention.

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Biometric data security: Is encryption enough?

06 Jul 2016

Biometric identification isn’t a new concept. Authorities have been using fingerprints to keep tabs on society’s rule breakers for more than 100 years.

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Quantum computing: What impact will it have on our lives?

06 Jul 2016

Canadian prime-minister Justin Trudeau made worldwide headlines a few months ago, when a journalist asked him to explain quantum computing.

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Making the step up: 5 ways to transition from technical implementer to leader

05 Jul 2016

You may be brilliant in your current role as a technical implementer.

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5 tips for crafting email subject lines that actually work

05 Jul 2016

Crafting a subject line can be a tormentous occasion. It’s so important to get that one single line of text perfect.

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5 clever tips to learn more efficiently

05 Jul 2016

Education doesn’t finish at the end of the degree. In reality, we can never stop learning as the market always demands professionals with the latest skills. This is inherently the case when looking at IT. 

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3 of the best start-up grants for Australian innovators

05 Jul 2016

Funding a new idea or start-up isn’t an easy task. Raising capital in general is incredibly time consuming and often frustrating.

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Assessing the societal impact of the internet of things

23 Jun 2016

If the technological rate of growth can be described as exponential, rather than linear, then the rate of buzzwords that accompanies these advances also feels… aggressive.

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Do you remember these trends? 4 of the worst fads in marketing

21 Jun 2016

One of the best things about working in marketing is the ability to experiment with emerging technology.

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10 must-read books for start-up founders

20 Jun 2016

You’re a start-up founder and your passion is running hot - but before you go making any wild decisions, take a step back and lap up some of the incredible information out there.

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Gimmick or game-changer? What new technologies you need for your business

20 Jun 2016

When it comes to emerging technology sometimes certain things can just be a bit too pointless to ever be successful.

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Cost, care and commitment: How a start-up is turning the legal industry on its head

17 Jun 2016

Lawyers are known for many things, but a fantastic client experience is not necessarily one of them.

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Expanding entrepreneurial horizons with mobile technology

11 May 2016

Amanda Ogilvie, from the Australian Chamber’s Biz Better Together initiative, talks to Jo Burston, CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds, about the opportunities for Australian women entrepreneurs.

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CeBIT Start-up PitchFest

05 May 2016

It was a formidable arena at the CeBIT Start-up PitchFest, as start-ups vied for top position.

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How apps present a way to re-think your business strategy and customer approach

05 May 2016

Mobile applications account for more than half of Internet usage.

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Evolve your digital marketing program

05 May 2016

Before Bonnie Thorn, head of marketing at Red Balloon, stepped up to give her presentation at CeBIT 2016, the chair asked the audience, ‘Whos heard of Red Balloon?’.

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Connect the dots - Thinking beyond domestic shores to market a destination via digital

05 May 2016

Diana Kahui, The Director of Digital Strategy at Destination NSW, has a very ambitious target for her team.

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Smart equipment tracking

05 May 2016

Tech is evolving faster than ever, said Kevin Cohen, CEO of Ramp RFID, and if we don’t keep abreast of the advancements, we will be left behind.

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Internet of Things: Unlocking the opportunities

04 May 2016

When most people think of the Internet of Things (IoT), they think of things like wearables, connected cars and smart cities, homes and factories. But in terms of what can actually be connected, the options are limitless

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Top 5 efficiency benefits of taking your workforce mobile

04 May 2016

Mobility is revolutionising the workforce, there’s no doubt about it. But what’s critical to understand is how mobile can drive efficiencies for businesses.

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Internet of Things: shaping the vision of smart cities

04 May 2016

Smart city is the topic du jour. Even the Prime Minister is getting in on the conversation.

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How to build a business model to enable mobility

04 May 2016

Developing a business model that enables mobility means compromise and cultural changes.

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CyberCrime: from SciFi to the boardroom

04 May 2016

Emerging technology is pretty cool – but it can also be pretty frightening, as Shara Evans, futurist and CEO of Market Clarity, made abundantly clear in her presentation at CeBIT 2016.

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Intelligent machines, big data and the next industrial era

04 May 2016

Mark Sheppard, Chief Innovation Officer at GE Australia, says that one of the most common questions he gets in the course of his work is: is the industrial internet revolution actually real? 

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Implementing an integrated medications solution

04 May 2016

Implementing an integrated medications solution is no mean feat, as was made clear by Dr Teresa Anderson, Chief Executive of the Sydney Local Health District, at her presentation at CeBIT 2016.

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Wearable skin-like sensors

04 May 2016

50 years ago, a computer took up a whole room, nowadays you can literally wear it as a second skin.

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Transforming to drive growth in a digital economy

04 May 2016

Australia Post has come a long way over the past 5 years, having had to cope with large social, economic and digital changes. But they are now fitter and more agile than ever.

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Digital transformation to give ADF competitive warfare edge

03 May 2016

To gain a competitive advantage in the information age the Australian Defence Force will have to undergo a complete culture change in the way it approaches digital and information technology.

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ATO moving toward digitalisation at a fast pace

03 May 2016

Things should just happen automatically, that’s the main aim of the Australian Taxation Office’s move to the digital space.

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Mobilising the workforce panel

03 May 2016

There’s no boundaries between your work life and your personal life any more, said Dr Suresh Hungenahally, speaking at a panel on ‘Mobilising the workforce’ at CeBIT 2016.

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Fulfilling the promise of digital by humanising your business

03 May 2016

Businesses gleefully jump on the newest technology bandwagons, when what they must be asking, according to Scott Monty, the CEO and founder of Scott Monty Strategies, is: Should we?

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Solving the transformation equation

03 May 2016

Scott Anthony, Managing Partner at Innosight can clearly remember one of the first really momentous media disruptions.

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Global megatrends

03 May 2016

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, researcher and principal scientist at CSIRO, is in the business of ‘strategic foresight’ – in other words, he’s a modern-day fortune teller.

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Platforms: the changing structure of value creation

03 May 2016

Ross Dawson, chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies Group, opened his CeBIT 2016 presentation with the following quote:

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Australia's role in shaping the int'l cyber environment

03 May 2016

With a new cyber strategy recently announced, it feels as though a bold new path for Australia will be paved within the international community, particularly in regard to Asia-Pacific regions.

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The cognitive era; AI (Accessible Intelligence) comes of age

03 May 2016

Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director at IBM Research Australia, says that the potential of data has an enormous reach.

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The future of payments beyond Blockchain

03 May 2016

Even though it may fly in the face of popular opinion, Managing Director of APAC, Ripple, Dilip Rao says that we need to be thinking beyond Blockchain in order to create truly global payment systems.

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Unlocking the secrets of the genome

03 May 2016

In 2001, sequencing one person’s genome cost a whopping $100 million.

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The commercialisation of quantum computing

02 May 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made waves at a press conference a few weeks ago when a journalist jokingly asked him to explain quantum computing.

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Delivering customer-centric products

02 May 2016

Customer-led design is more than just listening to customers - it's about acting on what you hear.

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Government ministerial keynote address

02 May 2016

If one word could sum up this morning’s opening address given by the Hon. Mike Baird, Premier of NSW and Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, it is collaboration.

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Using data analytics to build customer understanding and trust

02 May 2016

Rod Smith, Vice President of Emerging Internet Technologies at IBM, feels that the future of big data

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What can Australia learn from FinTech globally?

02 May 2016

The volume of investment into financial technology (FinTech) continues to grow globally, said Danny Gilligan, co-founder and managing director of the Reinventure Group, speaking at CeBIT 2016.

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The challenges of building big data products using digital and transactional data

02 May 2016

Howard Seccombe, Chief Digital Officer at Roy Morgan Research, thinks of market research as the ‘e-harmony’ for big data, because they know how to knit together data in a deep and meaningful way. 

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Digital growth drives digital risk… and opportunity

02 May 2016

It’s not all gloom and doom in the cyber security space, as Lynwen Connick, First Assistant Secretary of Cyber Policy and Intelligence in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, sees it.

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The future is written in code

02 May 2016

Decoded CEO Kathryn Parsons, delivering her keynote speech at the CeBIT 2016 conference, began by asking the audience: ‘How many here have a smartphone in their pocket?’

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Digital transformation and the air travel experience

02 May 2016

Luc Hennekens, Chief Innovation Officer at Qantas, says that truly knowing the customer at every stage of their journey is the key to weathering the changes the next few years might bring.

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Deidentification – privacy’s rocket science

19 Apr 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’ve often found the expression, “it’s not rocket science”, a little curious.

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Technologies that will transform our world

18 Apr 2016

The saying the future is a foreign country, they do things differently there, seems to be the theme of the latest World Economic Forum Report on the future of jobs.

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Top tips on retaining your IT talent

18 Apr 2016

There is the old cliche that good help is hard to find, but that’s really only the beginning of it. The real undertaking is how do you make good help stay?

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Telecommuting is in: Why you need to stop talking and start doing

15 Apr 2016

In May 2007, CIO Magazine wrote a piece called Telecommute.

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The worldwide classroom: How technology will change the education landscape

14 Apr 2016

In the not-so-distant past, the Australian classroom was a very different place.

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Data driven marketing: how you can master your ocean of data

13 Apr 2016

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner lamentes: Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.

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What you need to know about swarm intelligence

06 Apr 2016

Swarm intelligence is a bit like the famous Cole Porter, you know the one:

“Birds do it, bees do it, even educated machines do it...”

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Ceasefire: Why CIOs and CMOs should (and can) be friends

05 Apr 2016

In the latest State of ANZ Marketing Technology report, 55% of IT respondents consider their working relationship with their marketing teams as being “collaborative” or “awesome.”

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What digital transformation means for government agencies

05 Apr 2016

Most public service agencies know that they need to get must make digitisation a key priority and quickly.

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The role of marketing technology in providing outstanding customer service

04 Apr 2016

Online shopping is a glorious feature of modern life.

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Small budget, big exposure: digital marketing strategies for start-ups

04 Apr 2016

You’ve created something that has the potential to change the world.

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What you need to know about hacker insurance

30 Mar 2016

Imagine coming into work one day, you turn on your computer, grab a coffee and when you come back you can’t log on.

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Big data, big problems - privacy in an IoT world

23 Mar 2016

Self-driving cars, smartphone-operated doors and smart home automation systems are no longer the exclusive domain of science fiction authors.

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How technology is shaping the finance industry

22 Mar 2016

Advancements in technology are helping to shape the future of the finance industry.

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The rise of the regional entrepreneur

22 Mar 2016

When we think about technology entrepreneurs we’re often thinking of the Silicon Valley staples in turtlenecks and sweatpants,

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4 reasons to document your content marketing strategy

21 Mar 2016

In the annual Content Marketing Institute Marketing (CMI) report it was shown that over 70% of respondents did not regularly document their marketing strategy. 

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How to use data analytics to gain customer understanding

21 Mar 2016

There are some marketing buzzwords that are guaranteed to make even the most optimistic person feel itchy with boredom and despair.

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Lifeline: how eHealth can improve patient outcomes

18 Mar 2016

The below quote taken from a report commissioned from the APH  sums up how exciting, life-changing and powerful eHealth can potentially be to the way we practise medicine.

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How to get internal buy-in for event sponsorship

16 Mar 2016

You’ve found an event, or you’ve been approached to sponsor an event, and you believe it’s worth it. You’ve checked it out and they have a fantastic track record and reputation in the industry.

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How to action your industry event ideas

15 Mar 2016
Attending industry events is often an inspiring time. You meet people, new and old. You speak about business, what’s working and what’s not. You attend talks, seminars, pitches and networking events.
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The tech jobs the future can’t live without

14 Mar 2016

Data and digitally driven cities are the way of the future.

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Why an integrated marketing strategy is vital to success

09 Mar 2016

2007 was heralded as ‘the year of the mobile. Nokia became the first company to sell over a million of a “non-candy bar smart-phone”,

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Kickstarter campaign success: what you need to know

08 Mar 2016

It was literally a pain in the butt that led two Australian tech entrepreneurs to develop a million dollar idea.

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A tale of two industries facing digital disruptions and what you can learn from them

07 Mar 2016

The history of humanity has been marked by its progress.

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Everything you need to know about cloud-based accounting and its related ecosystems

03 Mar 2016

Cloud-based accounting has rapidly developed and advanced in the past seven years within Australia.

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7-ways introverts can master any networking event

02 Mar 2016

Exhibiting and networking at an event isn’t a walk in the park, especially if you’re an introvert.

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9 must-see free courses for IT professionals

01 Mar 2016

Access to information and education has never been easier. From learning a foreign language, to boiling an egg, the internet’s got your back.

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Can technology improve democratic participation?

29 Feb 2016

The below excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address has long been held as the hallmark of a functioning democracy, not only in its place of origin, the United States, but across the world.

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From the silver screen to CeBIT: a story of AV transformation

24 Feb 2016

Few technology-based companies can say they have a rich history of 87-years, but global visual displays and audio technologies giant Christie can.

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Four key ways CMOs can thrive in a technology driven marketing landscape

23 Feb 2016

The days that a CMO can operate solely within the confines of a traditional marketing sphere are well and truly over.

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Should your business expand into eCommerce?

22 Feb 2016

The divide between our physical and online worlds is blurring. We work online, get our news online, and more and more of us are even falling in love online.

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The changing role of ICT in emergency and disaster response

19 Feb 2016

Boxing day 2004: in the haze of post-Christmas indulgence, the news of a tsunami started to trickle

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Can this start-up save your business time?

18 Feb 2016

Teams working in silos is an age old conundrum in many industries and Melbourne based start-up Rundl is tackling it head on. 

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Your thoughts on the Telstra outage

17 Feb 2016

The recent Telstra outage served as a cautionary tale for many IT professionals.

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Could Brave flip modern advertising on its head?

10 Feb 2016

Online advertising stands to be reinvented if web pioneer, Brendan Eich’s latest start-up takes off. The Silicon Valley based entrepreneur is venturing down a path not many tech companies are willing to walk.

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5 trends in information security you need to know

09 Feb 2016

Cyber attacks and information leaks are becoming increasingly common, giving businesses good reason to place information security on the front burner.

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IoT: what it means for government and citizens

09 Feb 2016

Once the outlandish dream of sci-fi writers and mad men, the age of intelligent systems has not only arrived, it has been invited into the home. 

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7 strategies for strong startup sales growth

02 Feb 2016

The start-up space is overflowing with competition. Everyone wants to be the next Kevin Systrom and create a platform like Instagram. And who wouldn’t?

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How mobile technology is changing SMEs

01 Feb 2016

The adoption of mobile technology has changed lives and businesses across the globe, and it isn’t looking to settle any time soon.

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The secret to startup success? Test, test, test

27 Jan 2016

Setting up a new business is expensive – there’s no doubt about it. 

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Cyber security: it’s simpler than you think

27 Jan 2016

Triskele Labs launched in 2014, and in just 18 months, have secured their spot as Australia’s leading cyber security advisors. 

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Freedom of speech vs public safety in the age of advanced technological freedom

25 Jan 2016

The rapid expansion of telecommunication technology has changed how we operate as a society. 

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How to prove your exhibition ROI

25 Jan 2016

Industry exhibitions are an incredible way to discover new business.

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Is your company's customer experience impacting your ROI?

21 Jan 2016

With the ability to compare seemingly interchangeable products at the click of a button, consumers now have more information than ever before.

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Thinking of moving your business to the cloud? Understand the pros and cons

20 Jan 2016

Running your business in the cloud is becoming an increasingly popular model for businesses of all types.

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