The Productivity Commission produced our final report on Availability and Use of Data in March last year. In the course of multiple inquiries by our organisation over the past decade, two things in the data world made it a clear priority for root and branch review.

Enterprises looking to enact blockchain technology must now also determine whether or not the information is subject to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Further, enterprises must explore if, at its core, blockchain is fundamentally a violation of GDPR.

Big data startup IXUP Limited has signed an agreement to pilot its software with Equifax Australia, the local operations of the global credit rating firm.

A trend toward greater flexibility in working arrangements is here to stay, but alongside its obvious benefits, new research shows an increase in the risk for breaches of confidential customer data.

RPA was initially invented to respond to the frustration of business people in large organixations with what they perceived, rightly or wrongly, as the inertia of their IT colleagues toward pressing business driven demands.

A joint research project in the United Kingdom is investigating the use of blockchain technology to ensure the accuracy of historical documents.

Australian law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has teamed up with ConsenSys start up, OpenLaw, to achieve a breakthrough that aims to unlock the potential of the Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts in the settlement of real estate and property transactions.

As many organisations want to support mobile, team-oriented and nonroutine ways of work, an increasing number of them are looking for assistance in adopting digital workplace technology. A Gartner, Inc. survey* concluded that only 7 percent to 18 percent of organizations possess the digital dexterity to adopt new ways of work (NWOW) solutions, such as virtual collaboration and mobile work.

Industry analyst IDC has published its semi-annual estimate of spending on Digital Transformation for the Asia/Pacific region (excluding Japan) which it expects to reach over $US380 billion in 2018, recording a double digit increase of 15.3% against $US334.8 billion spent in 2017.

A Senate Inquiry into “Digital Transformation” has issued a report that is highly critical of the Australian Commonwealth Government’s efforts to date, although the report’s conclusions are firmly split along party lines.