Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything : RenewEconomy

How can Australia’s politicians look themselves in the mirror when they are doing such a poor job of running the country.

Abbot who was an atrocious leader when in power, continues to ignore the science & data and demonstrates that he is either blindingly ignorant or pandering to factions in  his party.

They should sack them all and get the right people in who look to the future of Australia and the challenges the 21st century brings!

Tony Abbott has drawn new battle-lines with interviews and an article that is a horror-show of ignorance, bias, conservative ideology and political dogma. Turnbull’s efforts to appease the ri…

Source: Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything : RenewEconomy

How Perth startup PictureWealth raised $1.2 million, landed the “world’s most disruptive” chief innovation officer, and had $500 million in tracked assets while in beta mode – SmartCompany

Perth-based fintech startup PictureWealth has had a whirlwind six months. Since being founded in March, the startup has raised $1.2 million in seed funding, brought on co-founder and investor Neal Cross, who was last year named the “world’s most disruptive chief innovation officer”, and amassed $500 million in tracked funds on the platform — all while in […]

Source: How Perth startup PictureWealth raised $1.2 million, landed the “world’s most disruptive” chief innovation officer, and had $500 million in tracked assets while in beta mode – SmartCompany

Thirty minutes after a customer complained about a missing Tesla feature on Twitter, Elon Musk pledged to fix it – SmartCompany

Now this is what you call customer focus!! Nice work Elon!!

 

Billionaire entrepreneur and SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk is well accustomed to stirring up a fuss on Twitter. The last time we checked in, Musk had just finished a long string of tweets inexplicably expressing his love for floors. Before that, Musk was kicking off a deal to install the world’s largest lithium ion battery […]

Source: Thirty minutes after a customer complained about a missing Tesla feature on Twitter, Elon Musk pledged to fix it – SmartCompany

Digital’s share of Australian IT budgets set to surge: Gartner – Which-50

Digital transformation will absorb a much greater share of IT budgets in Australia and New Zealand next year, but CIOs must look to Asia for inspiration, according to research group, Gartner.For a country of a little over 24 million people, Australia tends to punch above its weight when it comes to technology adoption and digitalisation, says Jenny Beresford, research director at Gartner.

Take Deakin University, for example, which is building an ecosystem of learning and teaching designed to shift its business model from being faculty-centric to one that is student-centric and dependent on technology to scale. Its deployment of IBM Watson technology as a student advisor attracted global attention, helping to market the university to potential students from around Australia and abroad.

Source: Digital’s share of Australian IT budgets set to surge: Gartner – Which-50

Digital is heading into the trough of disillusionment, says Peter Sondergaard – Which-50

Digital is real and requires companies to undertake a set of fundamental changes to ensure their long term survival. But be warned, digital transformation projects are nearing a period of intense scrutiny.According to Gartner’s global head of research Peter Sondergaard, digital 12 to 18 months away from the ‘trough of disillusionment’.“

It is highly likely that 12 months from now — if not that then 18 months from now — we will go into the trough of disillusionment regarding digital. Because large parts of your organisation will be frustrated with the speed of how things have changed and will start to argue, ‘There’s nothing to this’,” Sondergaard said during a speech at an Australian Institute of Company Director’s lunch in Sydney last week.

The trough of disillusionment is a phase on the Gartner Hype Cycle which all technologies pass through. It represents the disappointment that follows the ‘peak of inflated expectations.’ On the other side of the trough is the ‘plateau of productivity’ when the tech becomes mainstream and starts to pay dividends.

“If you do nothing, I can promise you that five years from now Google, Amazon, Facebook, Baidu, Tencent, will end up owning at least 20 per cent of all digital transactions globally,” Sondergaarden said.

Source: Digital is heading into the trough of disillusionment, says Peter Sondergaard – Which-50

​ANZ banks on partnerships to usher in new wave of digital transformation | ZDNet

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) is on the hunt for a technology provider to bring its “innovative” insights and experience to the financial services giant.The bank will kick off a formal process to appoint a system integration partner to assist in the scoping and design of ANZ’s technology architecture.

Gerard Florian, technology group executive, noted that the successful vendor will support the bank’s implementation of “agile ways of working”.”The partnership is not about one big-bang technology project with a finish line,” said Florian, who joined the bank in an executive capacity about nine months ago. “At ANZ, we’re continuously evolving our technology architecture to ensure we are consistently delivering great products and services to our customers.”

Source: ​ANZ banks on partnerships to usher in new wave of digital transformation | ZDNet