EXECUTIVES AND BOARDS NEED TO STEP UP DEFENCES AGAINST CYBERCRIMINALS, REPORT SAYS

EXECUTIVES AND BOARDS NEED TO STEP UP DEFENCES AGAINST CYBERCRIMINALS, REPORT SAYS

UP to 90 per cent of Australian businesses are experiencing cyber security attacks, sometimes up to hundreds of times a day, and senior executives and boards need to act pre-emptively for their own safety, according to a government report.

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ASCS) published the comprehensive survey which reveals the "u...

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ALIBABA JOINS FORCES WITH BPS TECHNOLOGY

ALIBABA JOINS FORCES WITH BPS TECHNOLOGY

BPS Technology (ASX: BPS) has announced it has teamed up with online retail behemoth Alibaba to tap the revenue potential of 1.4 million Chinese tourists who visit Australia each year by offering their preferred payment method through an app on hand held devices.

The Southport-based FinTech company, which owns Bartercard and the Entertainment...

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AUSSIE SPACE STARTUP LAUNCHES FUNDING ROUND TO LAUNCH 100 NANOSATELLITES $5M

AUSSIE SPACE STARTUP LAUNCHES FUNDING ROUND TO LAUNCH 100 NANOSATELLITES $5M

AUSTRALIAN space startup, Fleet, has announced a $5 million Series A funding round to nanosatellites which aims to connect 75 billion of the world's devices by 2025.

Adelaide-based Fleet is developing nanosatellite technology in partnership with some of the world's leading aerospace engineers, and will launch the first of more than 10...

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MEGAPORT PLUGS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDERS INTO NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE

MEGAPORT PLUGS CUSTOMERS AND PROVIDERS INTO NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE

MEGAPORT Limited (ASX: MP1) has launched a new product called Megaport Exchange, which is an online marketplace hosted on its own portal designed to connect providers to its global network of customers.

According to the company, Megaport Exchange will allow customers to search for services and engage with providers to meet their networking ne...

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THE APP FROM ADELAIDE THAT'S WOWING THE US, BUT WHY CAN'T THEY CRACK AUSTRALIA?

THE APP FROM ADELAIDE THAT'S WOWING THE US, BUT WHY CAN'T THEY CRACK AUSTRALIA?

WHEN Adelaide's Nick Stephenson heard the story of an untrained junior doctor working for 11 years in a New South Wales hospital he decided he wanted to overhaul the medical training system with a clever training app.

His training software, XapiApps, allows medical professionals to learn in the field, record progress, and have senior doct...

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AUSTRALIAN AI BREAKS INTO THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

AUSTRALIAN AI BREAKS INTO THE NORTH AMERICAN MARKET

CRE8TEK (ASX: CR8), owner of Artificial Intelligence Company Flamingo Customer Experience Inc. (Flamingo), has announced its successful expansion into the American market.

The company's Flamingo program is being implemented by Nationwide, a Fortune 100 insurance company.

Flamingo's 'ROSIE' program, a virtual sales assistant...

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GETSWIFT PARTNERS WITH COMMBANK TO CHANGE THE FACE OF RETAIL DELIVERY

GETSWIFT PARTNERS WITH COMMBANK TO CHANGE THE FACE OF RETAIL DELIVERY

PUBLICLY listed delivery software company GetSwift (ASX: GSW) has announced its biggest partnership yet; a multi-year agreement with Commonwealth Bank (CBA) to improve systems for CBA's retailers.

GetSwift will ramp up logistics for CBA's Albert POS system, the bank's signature EFTPOS smart-tablet, so that each vendor which uses A...

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CAN GOOGLE RECOVER FROM GLOBAL CONTROVERSY OVER ITS PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING SYSTEM?

CAN GOOGLE RECOVER FROM GLOBAL CONTROVERSY OVER ITS PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING SYSTEM?

IT'S the story that has rocked the world of advertising. The lucrative Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) advertising system is under the microscope as blue chip clients in the UK, US and Australia boycott the search engine giant.

The boycott signals a growing backlash against 'programmatic trading', which automates the buying and selling of ...

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BRISBANE VFX PRODUCTION COMPANY CLEANS UP AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS

BRISBANE VFX PRODUCTION COMPANY CLEANS UP AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS

AUSTRALIAN production company Alt.vfx has broken records in global advertising, becoming the first business to win a coveted Lotus award at Adfest for five consecutive years. Not only did the visual effects specialist take out four separate Lotus awards in the Film Craft: VFX category at the 2017 Adfest gala held in Thailand, it was also ...

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ADELAIDE DIGITAL MARKETING GURUS CHANGING THE FACE OF ONLINE RETAILING

ADELAIDE DIGITAL MARKETING GURUS CHANGING THE FACE OF ONLINE RETAILING

Frank Grasso, CEO of Adelaide based Dynamic Creative, believes his company's new software will revolutionise Adwords forever.

Google's Adwords has been a staple of online marketing campaigns since it was launched in 2000.

The system, which allows retailers to position their products at the top of Google, has stagnated over the year...

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Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES

Q & A WITH FACEBOOK GURU ANDY MCKEON AS HE JOINS AUSTRALIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY LIVETILES

HE was creative director at Apple under the legendary Steve Jobs, and is now a senior Facebook executive. In his newest gig, Andy McKeon has joined the board of ASX-listed enterprise software company LiveTiles (ASX:LVT) in a major coup for the company.

Under Steve Jobs, he helped launch the iPhone, iPad, Mac and iOS software.

At Fac...

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CSIRO HELPS DEVELOP AUSTRALIAN PHARMA COMPANY FROM $10 MILLION TO $305 MILLION

CSIRO HELPS DEVELOP AUSTRALIAN PHARMA COMPANY FROM $10 MILLION TO $305 MILLION

GOVERNMENT backed scientists have helped multiply the market value of a previously small Australian pharmaceutical company by 30 in seven years.

Medical Developments International Ltd (ASX: MVP) has increased in worth from less than $10 million dollars in March 2010 to more than $306 million at time of press.

The company makes Penth...

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM RANSOMWARE

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS FROM RANSOMWARE

BUSINESS owners are being warned to prepare and protect themselves from the type of ransomware attacks which hit Australian SMEs so hard in the past year.

The denial-of-access attacks, which include malicious software that infiltrates and encrypts files on computers, then demands payment for their decryption, are costly, says onPlatinum ...

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UP TO $150,000 FOR START-UP ENTREPRENEURS VISITING THE QANTAS CAPTAIN'S CABIN

UP TO $150,000 FOR START-UP ENTREPRENEURS VISITING THE QANTAS CAPTAIN'S CABIN

LIKE kids in economy invited to visit the pilot's cabin, start-up entrepreneurs and their older, worldlier siblings, scale-up bosses, are being offered a seat up front at Qantas.

"We're proud of our track record as innovators and early adopters and we think there's much more to come, so we're asking Australian and interna...

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ONLINE CAR RENTAL BUSINESS DRIVEMYCAR HITS TOP GEAR

ONLINE CAR RENTAL BUSINESS DRIVEMYCAR HITS TOP GEAR

PEER-to-peer car rental business DriveMyCar has confirmed the rapid rise in the sharing economy with a 54 per cent increase in the number of rental days so far this calendar year compared to the full December 2016 quarter.

DriveMyCar, a key business in the Collaborate Corporation Limited (ASX:CL8) stable, reported 16,766 net rental days booke...

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HOW INTEGRATED SOFTWARE, THE CLOUD AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE BUSINESS

HOW INTEGRATED SOFTWARE, THE CLOUD AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL CHANGE BUSINESS

CHATBOTS, collective intelligence and blockchain are some of the big technology trends that will change the way businesses are run in 2017, says SAGE Australia VP Alan Osrin (pictured).

Speaking to Business News Australia at the SAGE Summit Melbourne, where the company painted its vision of 'invisible accounting', Osrin implored busin...

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ELANATION GETS KIDS ACTIVE WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

ELANATION GETS KIDS ACTIVE WITH WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY

REWARDING physical activity with digital activity is the mission of new Australian-designed wearable technology Elanation.

Hundreds of children and parents have bought the eTurbo wristbands and engaged with its protected online community since co-founders Katherine Pace and Aimee Atkins launched the product in December 2016.

"We creat...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK

THE National Broadband Network (NBN) is more than an internet connection, it is an opportunity to transform your business.

The promise of faster, more reliable internet will allow businesses to entirely operate from the cloud, eliminate geographic borders, use flexible working strategies for better productivity, and integrate their commu...

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AUSTRALIA READY TO DISRUPT GLOBAL CARBON FIBRE MANUFACTURING

AUSTRALIA READY TO DISRUPT GLOBAL CARBON FIBRE MANUFACTURING

AUSTRALIA for the first time has the capacity to produce carbon fibre from scratch and at scale, following the launch of a wet spinning line at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds campus, outside of Geelong.

The university worked alongside the CSIRO and an Italian manufacturer to develop the machine, which was considered the "missing lin...

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RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

RISE OF THE MACHINES HAS WORKERS SWEATING

UP TO 3.8 million Australian workers are fearful their job may soon be terminated by a robot, a new survey has shown.

Airtasker's 2017 Future of Work study revealed that around 16 per cent of Australians believe their current role will be made redundant by a machine within the next five years, with 71 per cent of the population believing ...

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