GUEST OPINION by Adrian Iannessa, senior director of technology, Dell Technologies ANZ: It has been 18 months since the world woke up to the ‘new normal’, many countries are now adapting to waves of new strains, rolling out vaccination programs and states are fluctuating between eased restrictions and lockdowns. Through all that, we now have the possibility to build a bold new world as we look to the future. But first, we have some reflecting to do.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s establishment of a $500 million Digital Capability Fund to support investment in digital services.
Australian energy company and smart energy innovator carbonTRACK has secured a share of $25.1 million in innovation funding to accelerate the commercialisation of its energy management technology.
British telco BT and Microsoft have announced a new strategic partnership designed to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services in sectors from digital manufacturing to health, "setting businesses" in the UK and around the world back to growth.
Debit card system provider eftpos has collaborated with FinTech Australia, to propose a report recommending how Australian fintechs can best leverage the eftpos digital roadmap and API programs - and work in partnership for the betterment of Australia’s digital economy.
Cloud data management company Rubrik has appointed Anneka Gupta as Chief Product Officer.
Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has announced the 2021 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence - the ACOMMS - which recognise exemplary achievement across 12 categories of endeavour.
Australian-listed satellite provider Kleos Space has appointed co-founder Miles Ashcroft to the role of Chief Innovation Officer to overseee the company’s research and innovation activity.
Ericsson announces Telstra as one of six telecom operators globally to join Ericsson Startup 5G in 2021, a program designed to foster collaboration between operators and startups to unlock the consumer potential of 5G.
Amazon Australia has announced the winners of its Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grantsinitiative, awarding five grants worth more than $200,000 each to trailblazing entrepreneurs and startups across Australia.
Industrial automation and digital transformation company Rockwell Automation has launched a new brand - LifecycleIQ Services - it says is designed to help companies innovate faster and improve efficiencies during the age of digitalisation,
Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has joined forces with Australia’s Deakin University to develop a strategic action plan for research, innovation and skill development.
Future Makers is an annual program launched by Optus to foster innovative tech solutions which address social challenges for disadvantaged and vulnerable people, with five digital innovators sharing in the $200,000 grant pool and Maslow Co-founder Nitin Ferdandez scoring the top grant of $75,000 grant as well as winning an additional $10,000 People’s Choice Award.
Integrated solutions and managed services provider Konica Minolta has received further global recognition for its commitment to sustainability, with a listing for the fourth time and a third year in a row among the 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.
In business since 1976, the Acer of 2021 is the epitome of advanced technologies, with computers across the consumer, creator, gaming and business spheres, with new solutions "designed to meet the changing way consumers connect and consume technology – at the office, home, school or on the go."
Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia and the University of Technology Sydney, have announced a five-year deal to build and run a state-of-the-art 5G innovation facility.
With its growth equity raised demonstrating an “expanding market for smarter ways to build modern applications”, the funding will be used to “expand investments in its R&D and go to market strategy.”
WEBINAR INVITATION: Alliance partners for decades with finely tuned hardware and software, HPE and SUSE are discussing "Modernising Your Mission-Critical Workloads: Risk, Scale & Performance" at their one hour A/NZ Webinar, starting 11am on February 18, 2021.
Well in advance of any Apple car arriving, Ford and Google have announced "a unique strategic partnership to accelerate Ford’s transformation and reinvent the connected vehicle experience."
Over at Telstra's 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast, Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm have “announced the successful completion of a new 5G maximum download speed record on a commercial network of 5Gbps for a single user” via a 5G NR data call.
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