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  • 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.

    18 July 18 14:09 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Website snafu hits health watchdog

    The office of the National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner says its website suffered a “technical issue” yesterday evening “as a result of routine website maintenance”.

    18 July 18 12:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Walmart signs Microsoft cloud deal

    US retail giant Walmart says it has entered into a strategic partnership with Microsoft for wider use of cloud and artificial intelligence technology, in a sign of major rivals of Amazon.com coming together.

    18 July 18 08:53 Written by Reuters
  • IBM backs new stablecoin

    IBM is backing a new cryptocurrency pegged to the U.S. dollar, in a partnership with U.S.-based financial services provider Stronghold that adds stability to a sector known for its volatility, the companies said.

    18 July 18 08:50 Written by Reuters
  • Entertainment companies join forces in major push to block pirate sites

    Village Roadshow Films and a group of film studios have been joined by Hong Kong company Television Broadcasts Limited (and subsidiary TVBO Production Limited) as well as Australian entertainment distributor Madman Entertainment Pty Limited in a push to significantly expand the range of piracy-linked sites blocked by major Australian ISPs.

    17 July 18 10:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

    More than half of all U.S. publicly-traded companies – and two-thirds of Fortune 500 firms – are incorporated in Delaware because of its business-friendly laws and well-established corporate legal precedence.

    17 July 18 08:57 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • On the (smart) road: How infrastructure can benefit from IoT

    Our devices are getting smarter every day. Our homes are more connected, and our digital assistants can order us a pizza, get our groceries delivered, check the weather and even answer the door. Our cars are smart enough to drive — or at least reverse park — themselves.

    17 July 18 00:04 Written by Helen Masters, Infor
  • Cisco shares dive after reports of AWS networking kit move

    ​Shares of Cisco Systems and other network equipment makers fell on Friday after a report that Amazon's cloud services business was considering selling its own network switches to business customers at much lower prices.

    16 July 18 14:55 Written by Reuters
  • Samsung and Uniting launch VR pilot for residents with dementia

    Samsung Electronics Australia and Uniting – which operates a number of residential care homes across NSW and the ACT – are partnering to provide dementia patients with virtual reality and 360 degree video experiences.

    16 July 18 11:26 Written by George Nott
  • Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at U.S. House hearing

    ​The US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday to take testimony from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's YouTube unit and Twitter Inc on whether social media companies are filtering content for political reasons, the committee chairman said.

    16 July 18 09:23 Written by Reuters