Intelligent technologies broaden every sphere of business opportunity, including office work. Now, never-tiring digital employees – software robots – are entering into marketing, sales, accounting and HR.

The Auditor-General has launched another scathing indictment of record-keeping practice in the Australian federal government, following a wide-ranging investigation into the Australian Border Force (ABF), a mega agency created in 2015 through the merger of the border control functions of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

Employers are increasingly gathering data on employees – from workplace behaviour to social media use and other personal information -- to produce insights that benefit the business. This raises a significant question. Is your employer watching your every move?

Many technological advancements in the past 100 years have changed the way businesses operate, but perhaps none will have a greater impact than Artificial Intelligence. The past few years have seen new wave of innovations brought about by Artificial Intelligence (AI) that automates business processes and improves efficiencies across enterprises. A recent research by PwC reveals that Artificial intelligence (AI) will contribute as much as $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. That enormous value creation comes from productivity gains resulting from automating business processes and augmenting the existing labor force, as well as increased demand for higher quality and more personalized AI-based products.

If you’re like me, you’ve no doubt received hundreds of emails in recent weeks from organisations around the world wanting to update you on their privacy policies. They were all rushing to meet a deadline of Friday 25 May. While for most people they were just more emails for the trash, there was, nonetheless, an important reason behind them.

Semantic Sciences has published details of a Metadata Extraction Project for IP Australia, the Australian Government agency responsible for administering intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeders’ rights.

Some notable observers have declared that “knowledge management is dead,” that it is an old, tired concept that creates little to no value in organizations. This drumbeat of negativity is misguided. On the contrary, knowledge management (KM) has evolved and matters more than ever to all types of companies and organizations.

MercyAscot, one of New Zealand’s leading private healthcare providers, has signed contracts with two IT providers, InterSystems and Umbrellar, in a major step towards replacing and extending its existing patient administration and clinical information systems.

The risk of GDPR non-compliance is decreasing company profitability, earnings per share, and loss of customer trust, even for businesses that are not ‘caught’ and fined by the regulatory authorities

It’s 6:15 a.m. and my alarm clock is ringing, but 15 minutes ahead of schedule. My clock is always connected with Smart, my virtual assistant, an artificial intelligence software that autonomously manages my calendar (among other tasks) and from which it has learned that I will need to catch a flight out of town this morning.