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When the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018, it represents the most comprehensive update to global data protection regulations in decades. Despite this regulation coming into force in under three months, reports have shown that many companies, particularly outside of Europe, are not well enough prepared for the profound ramifications the GDPR brings.

Canberra-based service provider OPC IT has won a contract to migrate five Department of Education & Training websites from SharePoint to the govCMS Drupal 7 platform. 

The cubicle walls in today’s workplace are coming down, nowhere more obvious than at Objective Corporation’s impressive new global HQ, known internally as The Skylab, located in the IT heartland of North Sydney.Moving to the new premises in 2017 required staff hike only a short distance up the road from their old office, however Objective took the opportunity to design a purpose-built new facility for more than 250 staff, including around 100 software engineers and developers, that fully embraced the trend towards activity-based working and digital processes.

When you hear talk about robotics in the distribution centre, you may envision some of the innovations Amazon is using to streamline operations — and make headlines. Maybe you picture self-guided forklifts equipped with sensors and automatic controls stacking inventory in racks soaring high above the distribution to fulfilment without humans getting in the way and slowing things down. But you might be surprised to learn that robots are transforming more than just the physical tasks of fulfilment centres.

More than 20 million Amazon Alexa-powered devices were sold in 2017, and Google sold a Google Home device every second since the Mini started shipping in October, making voice-activated artificial intelligence more mainstream than ever before. The weather, a friendly joke or random trivia are easy for Alexa and Google to retrieve; and when stumped, the statement, “I can’t help you with that, but I’m always learning,” reassures us that…well, it’s always learning. Wouldn’t this same capability be great within your accounts payable department? “Okay Google, which accounts are 30 days past due?”

The recent Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey found that digital transformation is more important for banking than any other industry sector. The CIOs talked about enabling technologies such as AI, APIs and analytics. However, the discussion didn’t cover identity management and that’s an area that needs to be urgently addressed if Financial Service companies are to achieve their digital transformation ambitions. In this article I’ll cover what’s required for today’s digital identity management.

Digital transformation will add an estimated $A45 billion to Australia’s GDP by 2021 and increase its growth rate by 0.5 per cent annually, according to a new study “Unlocking the Economic Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia Pacific]”, produced by Microsoft in partnership with IDC Asia/Pacific.

Google has changed the way users search for images by removing the "View Image" button from search results. This button, which previously accompanied every result, allowed users to view images directly without visiting the corresponding website from which the image was sourced.

Although 2018 is expected to be the year that Artificial Intelligence (AI) arrives in the RPA world, it is currently difficult to find many real life applications or concrete examples of robots that demonstrate such capabilities. There is still a long way to go for Intelligent Automation programs to fully adopt cognitive technologies!

Victoria has become the third State in Australia to introduce data sharing legislation after the Victorian Data Sharing Act 2017 (Vic) (the Act) received royal assent in December 2017.

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