Advanced weather forecasting could save Aussie businesses billions

Storms are getting bigger, more frequent, and more intense, causing huge amounts of damage. But what if we never got the weather wrong again? When Michael Wang first started forecasting weather, about 25 years ago, human intelligence was just as important as computational power. Experienced forecasters developed a sixth sense – like a hunch – […]

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Why companies are embracing sustainability

From heating buildings to building solar farms, corporations are listening to their customers and investing in technologies to reduce carbon emissions. As concerns about the damaging effects of climate change continue to grow, businesses across Australia both big and small are increasingly taking the lead on environmental action, setting science-based targets and implementing the required […]

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Ushering in a new era for the Telco industry

By Steve O’Donnell, Managing Partner, IBM NZ Global Business Services There is a rapidly growing need in the telecommunications industry for a new network architecture. Emerging technologies, such as virtualisation, 5G, edge computing, AI and machine learning (ML), are ushering in a new era supported by cloud, often referred to as the digital era, the […]

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Stopping wine fraud with technology

Counterfeiting wine is big business in Australia but new innovations in blockchain will make it harder for scammers to rip off customers. Grosset wines, nestled in the rolling hills of the Clare Valley, is small in terms of production but has had an outsized influence on Australia’s wine scene. Famed wine connoisseur James Halliday says […]

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How blockchain is making the world a better place

Author: Neil Cherry, Cognitive Enterprise Leader, A/NZ Global Business Services Blockchain is more than the currency for the future. It’s a powerful tool that’s revolutionising business, enterprise and even philanthropy all over the world. Blockchain’s core strength is its ability to bring more openness, visibility and accessibility to the operations of any enterprise. It’s also […]

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A quantum leap for computing

Originally published in The Australian. Able to calculate problems at an astronomical scale, quantum computing is getting closer to reality. For years technologists have questioned how much longer we might expect the current rate of advancement in computing continue. While Moore’s Law has promised that the speed and capability of computers will double every two […]

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Helping farmers weather climate change

The drought and the bushfires ravaged the farming sector. Can technology help them adjust to increased weather volatility? Nearly a quarter of the agricultural economy was lost in the recent long drought, as crops withered and stock starved. It felt like a once in a lifetime event, but from an economic standpoint, the Reserve Bank […]

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Compete and thrive in the digital economy

Author: Steve O’Donnell, Managing Partner, IBM NZ Global Business Services If there’s one thing that this pandemic has shown us, it’s that businesses need to adapt, scale, and make smarter decisions if they want to survive or thrive.   The lockdown forced many organisations to accelerate their digital strategy and pivot to keep up with the […]

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Five incredible sustainability predictions for the next five years

From repurposing carbon emissions to creating new battery technology, here are five scientific innovations for a more sustainable world.

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See Qantas’ history remastered with AI and IBM Power Systems

Authors: Nirandika Wanigasekara, AI Practitioner, Adam Makarucha, AI Practitioner, Ben Swinney, AI Technical Specialist, IBM Systems 2020 is an iconic moment in Qantas’ history, marking 100 years of flying. However, with current travel restrictions hampering their celebrations, IBM saw an opportunity to bring the last century of flight back to life for the Qantas team […]

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New Documentary – Beyond COVID: Emerging Smarter

Author: Jodie Sangster, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Australia & New Zealand The ambition for most of us right now is to live in a world beyond the grips of COVID-19. While this year has presented all of us with incredible challenges, it has also created unique opportunities for businesses, governments and leaders across our society […]

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Making sense of machine learning

Originally published on The Australian. Artificial intelligence is increasingly powering life’s touchpoints from Spotify playlists to approving home loans. The benefits are clear but only if we understand them. When Nick Kyrgios met Rafael Nadal in a packed centre court at Wimbledon 2019, it was always going to be a tempestuous affair. The fiery Australian went […]

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