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Over the past 35 years, Melbourne’s Snowdon Developments has grown from a family business building just a few homes in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs, to become one of Victoria’s key home builders, with over 100 staff and more than 1000 residential homes under construction across the state each year.

An Audit Victoria review of Enrolment Processes at Technical and Further Education Institutes has highlighted limited uptake of document automation with duplicative information collection, and manual processing still common.

Two non-profit organisations have just released their findings on a brand new solution for business process automation created by Australian software development company Cypher IQ.

Civica has built a cloud-based AI infused library search and management platform, leveraging technology first developed by Microsoft to search and interpret all the documents associated with the death of President Kennedy.

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released its Q2 statistics on notifications received under the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme. The 245 breach notifications in Q2 are on par with each other quarter since the scheme was introduced in July 2018.

A digital asset management strategy is the foundation to managing an organization’s digital assets and information. When that organisation is a $2B management services business running three wind farms, a solar farm, two gas transmission pipelines, a power station and a regional livestock exchange network of seven sales facilities, the challenge is formidable.

Data extraction from printed forms is by now a tried and true technology. Form Recognizer extracts key value pairs, tables and text from documents such as tax statements, oil and gas drilling well reports, completion reports, invoices, and purchase orders. However, real-world businesses often rely on a variety of documents for their day-to-day needs that are not always cleanly printed.

After decades of taxonomy design consulting, I’m still amazed that some organizations doubt the value of effective enterprise taxonomy design. Though knowledge and information management technologies, as well as associated search technologies have changed, the core business value and use cases for taxonomy have not.

Decision makers love data. But until recently, organizations have primarily relied on structured data—highly organized data sets that are easy to analyze. Unstructured data, like emails and text, don’t usually follow a predefined model or fit into relational databases. Therefore, a great deal of enterprise data is unstructured, but many organizations may ignore it completely because of the inherent difficulties of analyzing it.

A survey of Australia and New Zealand councils who attended KPMG’s public sector network’s local government transformation series in May 2019 has found that digital transformation is often ‘skin deep’, only implemented at the front end.

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