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Federal Government
Fortinet edges closer to opening Canberra's Federal Govt innovation centre
"The FGIIC supports local industry and provides rapid access to enterprise cybersecurity technologies so organisations can design, develop, and deliver innovative solutions for government and supporting industries.”
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Artificial Intelligence
Aussie AI company receives patent for machine learning tech
It was the company’s semi-supervised question answering machine that received the patent. As such, Flamingo AI is now the owner of Australian Patent No. 2018223010.
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TapeArk
Australian tech company continues global expansion
“Our international team will set-up and train Samit staff to work under Tape Ark’s quality standards."
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Digitisation
Risk readiness at an all-time low as Australian businesses face increasing market volatility
“Australian businesses are finding themselves operating in a very difficult environment."
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Internet of Things
Kennards Hire connect to Fleet’s IoT satellite network
“At Fleet, our mission is to unleash the endless possibilities of industrial IoT for businesses across the world."
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Digital Transformation
Cisco lays out AU$61 million Australian investment plan
Cisco announced a plan to invest AU$61 million over the next three years to help drive Australia’s secure digital transformation.
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legislation
Australia needs to embrace legislation that encourages an on-demand economy
“Just as the Fair Work Act has been so important in providing a foundation of standards for the traditional workplace, an equivalent is now needed to build on this for modern ways of working."
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Small Business / SMB
Exclusive: Why Australia’s IT industry needs to invest in SMBs
"With SMBs generating employment for over five million Australians, it comes as no surprise that they play a vital role in the nation’s economy."
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Survey
Aus businesses see themselves as prime targets for cyber attacks
The survey of 307 Australian IT and security executives demonstrates the considerable uncertainty faced by businesses in trying to combat cybersecurity threats. 

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Digital Transformation
How Australian businesses can thrive in a landscape of digital change
"Our local businesses need to look beyond just defending their current position in their traditional markets."
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Internet Service Provider / ISP
Harbour ISP appoints Adam Simpson as CEO
While retiring from day-to-day management of the business, Charles Tym continues as a director of Harbour ISP.
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Artificial Intelligence
Aus startup launches tool to identify employee potential
Mindspace uses AI and neuroscience to understand human thinking.
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Fintech
Aus payments fintech Verrency signs long-term agreement with UnionPay
Verrency’s services will be delivered via the UPI Wallet, Union Pay’s innovative API service.
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Digital Transformation
Microsoft: how Aussie businesses can thrive in the digital economy
The tech giant outlined the opportunity for local organisations while cautioning that strong digital leadership is required.
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Analytics
IDC: Aussie businesses to bolster analytics investment in 2018
They say the increased investment is driven by a need more effectively utilise the data that has been captured and maintained.