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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Where are you on your Journey to Cloud?

Author: Dev Mookerjee, CTO, Red Hat Synergy, Asia Pacific, IBM Global Markets What a difference six months can make! It feels like it was eons ago when I published a blog on Edge Computing & IoT last December. Since I typed those words, our world has changed dramatically. As you read this today, chances are […]

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Business Buddy wins our final Call for Code hackathon

Authors:  Alison Haire, IBM Developer Advocate and DeveloperSteve Coochin, IBM Developer Advocate Our final Call for Code Hackathon took place over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of June. Enthusiastic and powered up; teams across A/NZ came together to take on the challenge of building apps to fight climate change and COVID-19. Hackathons are […]

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Collaborative Threat Defence with IBM and Cisco

Author: Ali Daher, IBM Security Leader A/NZ When it comes to threat defence, it’s a cluttered market out there! There are multiple security vendors and a multitude of tools to solve different security requirements. Common feedback we hear from customers is, wouldn’t it be great to: Reduce product and vendor complexity Streamline workflows between security […]

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Cybersecurity: How to stay safe online during COVID-19

The big shift to remote working has meant huge changes in how we do our jobs, including risks we didn’t need to worry about before. COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic we’re suffering right now. Our digital lives are under unprecedented attack and the very thing that is meant to keep us safe from the actual […]

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Not your average hackathon

Author: Rahul Soans, Developer Marketing Manager, IBM Australia The Call for Code challenge is now in its third year. Initiated by David Clarke Cause in 2018 with IBM as a founding partner, the competition challenges innovators and problem solvers to tackle the biggest problems facing humanity. The 2020 Call For Code challenge is being expanded […]

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A new AI agent gives voice to a Samoan community

Author: Steve O’Donnell, IBM New Zealand’s Managing Partner for Global Business Services An AI-powered agent named Tala may open the door on a new way of measuring sentiment and getting feedback from New Zealand’s ethnic communities. Developed and designed by Beca, one of Asia Pacific’s largest advisory, design and engineering consultancies, The Talanoa Project is […]

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Breathing new life into iconic moments

Author: Adam Makarucha, AI Practitioner and IBM Q Ambassador, IBM Systems The 70s and 80s were full of iconic moments, religious and royal visits, unique styles (who can forget the flares) and vibrant colour. Looking back, however, some of these historic Australian moments were only ever captured on film in black and white. Not because […]

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IBM’s largest document layout dataset is helping understand COVID-19 literature

Author: Peter Zhong, Research Scientist, IBM Research, Australia Co-Authors: Stefan Maetschke, AI Engineer, IBM Research, Australia and Ella Shafiei, Research Scientist, IBM Research, Australia Documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) are everywhere, with over 2.5 trillion currently available, ranging from simple user manuals, insurance documents to complex scientific articles. PDF documents represent one of the […]

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Eagle swoops in to win the A/NZ May Call for Code Hackathon

Author: DeveloperSteve Coochin, Developer Advocate, IBM Developer Our second Call for Code in A/NZ is a wrap. It was a weekend that was a culmination of ideas, fun and tech. For this event, we took a new virtual venue experience for a spin, with teams being able to sit around tables and virtually collaborate like […]

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Reimagining P-TECH and online learning

Author: Monique Simpson, P-TECH New Zealand Industry Liaison, IBM Global Markets We are now emerging out of lockdown. As we head back to school and some of us return to our workplaces, I hope that we capture some of the successes from learning and working during this time, and continue to take a ‘big picture’ […]

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COVID-19 has highlighted the vulnerability in supply chains

Author: Levine Naidoo, WW Frictionless Business Executive – IBM Sterling The world is working overtime to combat the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, while companies, organisations and individuals everywhere are doing what they can to help communities and contain the spread. Right now, the priority is protecting as many people as possible and tactically addressing supply chain […]

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