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A report into the use of statutory powers by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) has given these a pass mark but uncovered serious deficiencies in the AFP’s record-keeping practices and processes. The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) found that “The AFP’s poor digital record-keeping is a risk to the integrity of its operations.”

For many small businesses, we often look at Microsoft 365 as a suite of tools that do our dirty work when it comes to versioning, retention policies, and more. Every great feature that SharePoint offers is only enhanced through maintenance, and effective document management is no different. For everything that SharePoint does well, we must also meet our platform halfway by having consistent practices to enhance document management and other key governance areas.

Four out of five C-level executives (82%) are confident their business is well-prepared digitally, but only 58% of managers agree, according to new global research from Digital Intelligence company ABBYY. This comes as managers say they have been burdened with disruptions to digital transformation (DX) 2.5x more than C-level executives, despite having new technologies on hand.

UniSA researchers have designed a digital tool to help the police, defence industry – and now child protection services – translate complex data into a visual story, saving hundreds of hours of time. The narrative visualisation tool, developed by Dr Andrew Cunningham, Dr James Walsh, and Prof Bruce Thomas,  has already allowed the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to create snapshots of crime by distilling mountains of case notes and briefs into image-based stories.

Despite increasing reliance on online platforms like Slack, Teams, Facebook, Zoom, and WhatsApp for both internal and external communications, many companies are slow to implement formal practices for the retention and preservation of online data. In fact, 71.6% rated their organization as “immature” or “intermediate,” according to a new report from the US Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and Pagefreezer.

By 2024, 80% of technology products and services will be built by those who are not technology professionals, according to Gartner, Inc.

An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is an integrated suite of business management software that brings all a company’s key operational information together in one centralised database.  

On May 7, a pipeline system carrying almost half the fuel used on the east coast of the United States was crippled by a major cyber attack. The five-day shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline resulted in widespread fuel shortages and panic-buying as Virginia, North Carolina and Florida declared a state of emergency. The attack highlights how vulnerable critical infrastructure such as fuel pipelines are in an era of growing cyber security threats. In Australia, we believe the time has come to make it compulsory for critical infrastructure companies to implement serious cyber security measures.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has released the findings of independent reports on an illegal data breach on Christmas Day 2020 and its handling of sensitive information.