Enterprise Applications

Most discussions about artificial intelligence (AI) are characterised by hyperbole and hysteria. Though some of the world’s most prominent and successful thinkers regularly forecast that AI will either solve all our problems or destroy us or our society, and the press frequently report on how AI will threaten jobs and raise inequality, there’s actually very little evidence to support these ideas. What’s more, this could actually end up turning people against AI research, bringing significant progress in the technology to a halt.

Dynamsoft has introduced version 7.0 of its Barcode Reader software development kit which adds a Scan Directly mode and an entirely new framework to prepare it for future enhancements.

The City of South Perth has begun an eight-year digital transformation project with the implementation TechnologyOne’s OneCouncil SaaS solution.

Civica has announced its new Health & Care software portfolio for Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific markets. This follows Civica’s late 2018 acquisition of Geelong-based cloud software company Carelink, now Civica Care.

Businesses have always had to navigate change, driven by many factors, including the introduction of new technologies, requirements to move into new markets, competitive pressures, or increased regulatory scrutiny.

Standards Australia, the peak standards-setting organisation for Australia, has released its first discussion paper on how it should approach standards building for AI. Standards Australia is accepting public submissions until 31 July on the role it should play in shaping standards for AI both nationally and globally.

Micro Focus has launched a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) product designed to give companies the power to build, secure, and scale automated business processes, from legacy to modern, across the enterprise.

Canberra software company Intelledox has been acquired by Smart Communications, UK firm that offers a global cloud platform for enterprise customer communications. The purchase price was not disclosed.

Fastman has launched two new digital signature and OpenText read-only license compliance solutions.

On Friday, 20-June-2019, Gartner published new research titled “The Future of the DBMS Market Is Cloud” by Donald Feinberg, Merv Adrian and Adam Ronthal. The thesis: cloud is now the default platform for managing data. On-premises is the past, and only legacy compatibility or special requirements should keep you there.