Any modern day Rip Van Winkle who fell asleep in 2015 and woke to the headline “Slack Intends to Adopt Watson Conversation for Slackbot” may be forgiven a feeling of bewilderment as they adjust to the enterprise messaging landscape of 2016. Remember when they nodded off it was all about Yammer and Jive.

Over 100 million electronic signature transactions are projected to be made annually in Australia by 2020, but less than 20% of Australian businesses are currently prepared for this outcome, according to a recent survey undertaken by Forrester Consulting.

Researchers could soon enlist help from digital assistants to review vast swathes of literature, according to a new report on artificial intelligence. In tests run by academics at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, simulated search agents went head-to-head with humans in a computer search challenge – and won.

The Institute for Information Management (IIM) National Conference 2016 held in Canberra in September provided a practical platform for the fusion of information management and information science domains. A range of thought-provoking keynotes, presentations, case studies and workshops examined different aspects of the information management discipline.

Australia's leading and longest running residential smoke alarm specialist, Smoke Alarms Australia, has undertaken a major project to implement automated data capture and workflow.