Tech
  • March 26 2020 Social media vital for small business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

    With rapidly changing market conditions due to COVID-19, communicating with customers via social media has never been more important. Expert Carissa Hill said it was imperative business owners embrace the instantaneous nature of social media to keep stakeholders and clients informed. “Every business owner should have at least a pinned post on their Facebook page Read More…

  • March 25 2020 Legal Tech goes from luxury to necessity overnight

    As the nation moves to remote working to flatten COVID-19, the use of legal technology has gone from being a luxury to a necessity overnight. John Ahern, CEO of leading tech innovator, InfoTrack, said “The original purpose of legal-tech was to automate and create workflow efficiencies in practice.” “But now more than ever before, legal Read More…

  • March 10 2020 Why all businesses need to pay attention to data literacy

    According to McKinsey Global Institute, data-driven organisations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times more likely to retain customers, and 19 times more likely to be profitable than organisations that don’t leverage their data. Having data literacy is among the most pressing objectives for many executives. With more organisations recognising the importance Read More…

  • March 3 2020 Google, Uber then :Different: Mina Radhakrishnan’s tech life and startup

    Mina Radhakrishnan is co-founder of :Different, an Aussie tech startup revolutionising property management in Australia through technology innovation.  Along with her husband Ruwin Perera, Mina founded :Different after a tech career that saw her working in the infamous tech hub of Sillicon Valley, for the likes of Google and Uber. She was actually Uber’s first Head of Read More…

  • February 21 2020 Sextech startups: What is the future of sex?

    Melbourne recently held Australia’s first Sextech Hackathon of the decade, hosted by podcaster and entrepreneur Bryony Cole and Gavin Heaton, founder of Disruptors Co, to support sex-related startups.  Fintech, edtech, proptech and healthtech you might have heard of, but sextech – what on earth is that? Truth is, it’s exactly what you think it is Read More…

  • February 4 2020 Is the customer experience really becoming an AI experience?

    In today’s highly competitive business environment, the customer experiences a brand delivers are its single biggest differentiator, outpacing even product, price and quality. In fact, Gartner found that 89 per cent of businesses compete mostly based on customer experience. This begs the question – what kinds of experiences keep consumers coming back? Today’s customers are Read More…

  • February 4 2020 Sydney med-tech startup secures $3 million international investment

    Sydney-based med-tech startup, loop+, has recently landed on a $3M venture capital investment led by icare Foundation, Silicon Valley-based Yamaha Motor Ventures, Giant Leap Fund, Eleanor Venture and local angel investors. With a collective of platforms developed for wheelchair users to monitor their health, loop+ provides a collaborative space for individuals, their care teams and Read More…

  • February 3 2020 Australian startups form Envirotech Alliance in wake of climate crisis

    A community of Australian startups have partnered up to establish the Envirotech Alliance, an initiative focused on creating scalable solutions to help protect the environment and tackle climate change. Led by technology advocacy body TechSydney, the Envirotech Alliance is a partnership with SparkClub, a community of energy tech professionals and founders, Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup Read More…

  • January 30 2020 How our company is using Artifical Intelligence

    Opyl has pivoted directly into the AI tailwind that is transforming healthcare. Like a super powerful industrial magnet, we use AI to identify and gather data into groups with the ability to predict, analyse, quantify and visualise real world data far more accurately and faster than any person could do. Our company uses AI to Read More…

  • January 14 2020 Easy ways data may be leaving your organisation – without your knowledge

    Data privacy is a non-negotiable in today’s workplace. But data protection can be complex to implement and difficult to monitor risk, meaning that not all organisations have the capacity or the expertise to keep up to scratch. According to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), data breaches in Australia have increased by 700% Read More…

  • January 13 2020 What does an Artificial Intelligence Specialist actually do?

    In mid December, LinkedIn revealed that Artificial Intelligence (AI) Specialist was the top emerging job for 2020; this may not be of much surprise but it does beg the question of what AI specialists actually do, and what the job entails. What are the exact skills and knowledge businesses need from AI Specialists? Artificial Intelligence is a huge Read More…

  • January 6 2020 Digital transformations hindered by cyber risks

    Global cybersecurity company, Forcepoint, has recently unveiled the results of an Australian study conducted by IT analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. Half of the respondents believed that digital transformation is hindered by cyber risks. The findings show that Australian businesses of all sizes have a concerning approach to digitalisation – in that they don’t involve Read More…

  • December 19 2019 How will chatbots transform customer engagement in 2020?

    2019 has been the year of customer empowerment. The days of struggling to get hold of a customer service agent are over. Due to the proliferation of technology, streamlined communication between consumers and businesses has never been so strong. As part of this advancement to bring customers and agents closer together, conversational interfaces, such as Read More…

  • December 18 2019 Energy infratech, Aurtra, receives $2 million from Sydney Angels and Uniseed

    Energy infratech start-up, Aurtra, has received a total of $2 million from Australia’s largest angel investment group, Sydney Angels, venture fund, Uniseed and other investors. Aurtra, a start-up based in Brisbane, was co-founded by Terry Woodcroft, Stephan McRae, and Richard Harris, who each have extensive experience launching new international products from Australia and growing businesses. Read More…

  • December 17 2019 Tech-averse SMEs are hindering their own success

    Tech-averse SMEs are missing out on the benefits that technology can provide for their business through the use of accounting software, apps and add-ons.  Forty-one per cent of accountants and bookkeepers say at least half of their small to medium sized enterprise (SME) clients provide paper documentation rather than electronic documentation, research by MYOB has Read More…