Stories by Stuart Corner

Chemist Warehouse plans AR guides, IoT sensors for stores

The Chemist Warehouse chain of discount pharmacies is contemplating installing thousands of sensors in each of its stores to track customer preferences and providing augmented reality guides via customers' smartphones that would help them navigate around its stores.

Machine learning cuts surgical infections by 74 percent

By applying predictive analytics and machine learning techniques to patient data and real-time data from operating theatres the University of Iowa Hospital in the US managed to reduce the incidence of wound infections acquired during surgery by 74 percent.

Be afraid, Dell EMC CTO tells CIOs

CIOs “have every right to be scared” as they face the challenge of responding to disruptive forces of unprecedented number and magnitude that are transforming enterprise IT, according to Dell EMC CTO John Roese.

Juniper promises to hide network complexity

A year on from unveiling his new vision for the company, Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim was in Australia this week to explain ‘Engineering Simplicity’ to the company’s Australian customers at Juniper’s Nxtwork events in Sydney and Melbourne.

VMware on AWS comes to Australia

VMware has made its cloud based Software Defined Data Centre available on the AWS Sydney region, a year almost to the day since its launch in the US and almost two years after VMware and AWS announced plans to jointly develop the service.

Bots: The new challenge for identity management

Mark McClain, founder and CEO of identity management software developer SailPoint says robotic process automation bots are rapidly emerging as a new form of identity that needs the be managed in the same way as human identities.

GitHub looks beyond code to collaboration

GitHub — the global service, recently acquired by Microsoft, that provides Git-based online source code repositories accessible by multiple developers — is widening its focus beyond code to offer support for the whole software development lifecycle, and for collaboration around any kind of data or document.

New Zealand to beef up schools’ Internet service

The New Zealand government-funded, student-focused managed network run by Crown Company Network for Learning (N4L) that provides internet services for more than 800,000 students and teachers in 2400 schools across New Zealand will receive its first major refresh since its launch in 2013.

Hawaiki cable comes into service

The US$300 million, 15,000km Hawaiki submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States has gone into commercial service after a 27 month construction by TE SubCom.

Data literacy now a key workforce skill, says Qlik CEO

Data literacy, according to Mike Capone, CEO of analytics software company Qlik, is to the information age what traditional literacy — reading and writing — was to the industrial age: a skill essential to anyone wanting to fully participate in the workforce, and one required by all organisations for every facet of their operations.

Telstra turns on LTE broadcast technology

Telstra has turned on LTE broadcast technology throughout its network, enabling real-time data to be multicast to all users on a cell site instead of each user requiring a separate strea