IBM and Soldier On launch SkillsBuild

CANBERRA (14 August 2020) – IBM and Soldier On today announced an official partnership to launch ‘SkillsBuild’, a free and open digital learning platform and initiative to help more than 3,000 former Defence personnel and veterans upskill rapidly allowing them to transition into jobs in high demand sectors including tech and cybersecurity. Announced at Parliament […]

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Why AI requires ethical consideration

Author: Ross Farrelly, Segment Leader, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence IBM Global Markets – Cloud Sales Business leaders agree that AI should be used ethically, and many believe in its potential to do good both in business and in broader society. But how do we ensure that our AI is making ethical decisions on our […]

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New ways of working are here to stay thanks to COVID-19

While video calls with our colleagues might be the norm right now, COVID-19 has forever changed the way every industry works. Business, as we know it, will never be the same post-COVID-19. Companies all around the world have been pivoting with unprecedented speed as they adapt to new ways of working in a bid to […]

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Imagine a world without supply chains

Author: Levine Naidoo – IBM Sterling, Frictionless Business & Supply Chain Evangelist It’s difficult to imagine what the world would look like without supply chains. They contribute to human survival, improve quality of life, create jobs and support commerce. Despite their importance, most people only notice them when they become problematic. The COVID-19 pandemic has […]

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The rising cost of a data breach in 2020

By Stephen Burmester, Asia Pacific Lead – X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) Increased remote working and digital footprints have accelerated the importance of cybersecurity in today’s business world. While the cost and risk of a cybersecurity breach are increasing year-on-year, there are measures companies can take to minimise the threat. Although breaches remain […]

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Building a Cognitive Enterprise: How to accelerate your digital transformation for the new normal

Author: Doug Robinson, Managing Partner, Global Business Services, IBM Australia and New Zealand  We are at a tipping point in history where the impact of technology is so significant it can completely transform the way business is done. The convergence of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and 5G […]

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Supercomputing a COVID-19 vaccine

How the world’s most powerful computers are changing the way we create vaccines.   COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread around the world, passing 14 million confirmed infections, and the death toll surpassing 600,000. A vaccine can’t come soon enough but history suggests it will be many years before a workable one is widely available. The […]

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Five Technology Design Principles to Combat Domestic Abuse – IBM Policy Lab

Author: Lesley Nuttall, IBM Security Accelerated Value Leader, IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software  In response to a global surge in domestic violence, leading to a UN call for measures, the IBM Policy Lab has proposed five design principles aimed at combating a new breed of domestic abuse – technology-facilitated coercive control. Domestic abuse is a widespread societal […]

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Meet Ena the eBike

Author: Josh Andres, Human-Computer Interaction Researcher, User Experience/Interface Lead, IBM Research Lab, Australia More people than ever are riding their bikes as a way to stay fit, avoid crowded public transport, and help the environment. Sadly, the dangers of cycling, especially in urban environments, are well known, but what if you had an electric bicycle […]

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Telstra turns AI into digital transformation

Author: Shabana Yunus, Project Manager, Account Based Marketing(ABM), IBM Global Markets Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, is undergoing a massive digital transformation, and at the heart of their efforts are customers. With a presence in 20 countries, in Australia, the telco provides 18.3 million retail mobile services, 3.7 million retail fixed bundles and standalone data […]

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How will COVID-19 reshape our jobs?

A new way of working will be upon us as we emerge from the pandemic, but what skills will we need? The almost instantaneous need to work from home triggered by COVID-19 means that for many companies we’re all passengers on the information superhighway. For firms and workers, that has meant building a working vehicle […]

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The skills kids will need for the future of work

Kids starting school have a good chance of working in a job that is yet to be invented. But there are ways to learn skills now that will translate to a job later. Employment opportunities for school leavers have changed dramatically in the last few decades, with some jobs so new that they didn’t exist […]

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