Thriving while working remotely

Authors: Dipesh Pala, Agile Capability Leader, Asia Pacific, Global Business Services and Cobus Beetge, Agile Coach, Global Business Services  This year has brought sudden, large scale adoption of remote working. Although this was met with the rapid uptake of collaboration tools, in the long-term, companies will need to build a culture of trust, respect and empathy […]

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Let’s rethink how the world works: Embracing opportunity in a post-COVID-19 world

Author: Mike Smith, Managing Director, IBM New Zealand Lockdown and COVID-19 have shown us all how rapidly things can change.  Within a few days, New Zealanders had to transform the way we work, study and shop. We moved to doing a lot more things online. One colleague’s 90-year-old mother-in-law learned how to do an online […]

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Fractals – a way to see infinity

Ever wonder why a river, looks like a tree, looks like a leaf? IBMer Benoit Mandelbrot did. His quirky way of looking at the world led to the discovery of fractal geometry. Fractals have made it possible to mathematically explore the kinds of rough irregularities that exist in nature. Clouds are not perfect spheres, mountains […]

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IBM Australia recently undertook a review of its employment conditions and determined that it contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by failing to identify that the Business Equipment Award 2010, Professional Employees Award 2010, Banking, Finance and Insurance Industry Award 2010 and Nurses Award 2010 applied to some of its employees. IBM apologises sincerely […]

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Newly discovered genetic risk factors could improve celiac disease detection

Author: Benjamin Goudey, Research Scientist, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Research  About 1% of the Australian population need to abstain from gluten due to a condition called celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that inflames the small intestine when gluten is consumed. While around 1% of people in Western countries have celiac disease, up to 70% […]

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Why sustainable enterprises are the businesses of the future

Author: Neil Cherry, Senior Partner, Cognitive Enterprise Lead, IBM Services Sustainability. It’s the topic dominating conversations in boardrooms everywhere – as it should be. No longer is it seen as just a checkbox item relegated to a corporate social responsibility committee. More sustainable enterprises are emerging as businesses finally realise just how important it is […]

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The new way to scale your AIX and IBM i workloads into the cloud

Author: Matthew Goes, Server Business & Strategy Manager, IBM A/NZ If you’ve been wanting to expand your Power Systems IT resources and reach into cloud, there’s now an easy way to do so. We’re pleased to announce that from 31st of August, you can provision IBM Power Virtual Servers with your choice of Linux, AIX […]

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Bank guarantees: Jumping from paper to blockchain

Author: Nigel Dobson, Banking Services Lead at the Australia New Zealand Banking Group and Chairman of Lygon 1B. There is a genuine need to digitise the archaic process by which tenants, banks and landlords negotiate bank guarantees. When a retailer wants to lease a property to open a store, the landlord requires a bank guarantee […]

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Diversity needed to tackle the inherent bias in artificial intelligence

AI is designed to make our lives easier. But there’s a big problem when the people who design the systems program in their own bias. Social distancing has been one of the most significant themes of 2020, and it’s not limited to human contact. In June, three technology giants distanced themselves from the multibillion-dollar business […]

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How hackers are exploiting COVID-19

Remote working coupled with uncertainty around coronavirus gives hackers leverage into critical data. The Morrison government’s $1.34b investment in bolstering the country’s cybersecurity defences should be taken as a wake-up call to corporate Australia, according to industry experts. While COVID-19 has been a cause for pause for much of the world, for sophisticated cybercriminals it […]

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The design blueprint for an intelligent enterprise

Author: Kim Bartkowski, IBM Design Principal, IBM iX A/NZ, Global Business Services Bringing together enterprise strategy and human-centred design can help scale and mature your company’s AI transformation. At IBM, it’s no surprise that we talk about AI. A LOT. It’s been a part of our everyday reality for some time. Our design teams are […]

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Good tech starts with the right people

Author: Daniel Munro, Client Executive – Department of Defence, IBM Australia IBM has a proud history of championing technology for good. The recent global disruption may have exposed entrenched inequalities in our society, but it has also strengthened our resolve to use technology to achieve a future that is brighter for all, not just a […]

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