When other little boys were inventing superheroes, obsessively playing sports and developing street games, 8-year-old Syed Ahmed was mesmerised by programming. No doubt, Bupa’s head of digital products and operations was a natural-born business technologist right from the start.
Stories by Jennifer O'Brien
A new survey paints a gloomy picture for Australian organisations, which were found to experience cybercrime at double the global rate, with 65 per cent attacked in the last 24 months compared to 32 per cent globally.
An Australian e-invoicing project predicted to transform the national economy with an estimated $7-$10 billion annually is set to undergo a detailed Cost and Benefits Study on widespread government adoption.
Shadow minister for innovation, Senator Kim Carr has denounced the Federal Government’s latest cuts to the CSIRO, describing the axing of 275 jobs and the closure of critical climate research programs as "degrading".
Being a CIO in today's rapidly-changing world isn't easy. Business and technology pressures are pushing you to adopt the cloud; mobilise your workers; and digitally transform the business to improve customer service using new technologies like big-data analytics. The pressure is on to not only do it all at once – but to be sure you do it all securely and cost-effectively. A group of thought-leaders gathered at a luncheon, sponsored by HPE, to discuss the transformation.
CSIRO’s Data61 and the Federal Government Treasury have teamed up to examine the implications of adopting ‘blockchain’ technology - a move that could enhance the services of both government and industry, and deliver significant gains for the economy.
Federal Government agency, CrimTrac, has awarded NEC Australia a five-year national contract to deliver biometric services including facial recognition and fingerprint matching capability in a bid to boost crime fighting measures.
The Australian Senate has given the final nod of approval to the Spam Act 2003 following a move to nix Labor and Democrat amendments in the House of Representatives earlier in the week.