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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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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