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Kelly Butler recently moved from Melbourne to become UK cyber leader at insurance broker March McLennan in London.

Cyber insurers cut their premiums, but demand you do more

The industry has weathered a storm of spiralling claims and soaring costs, but better premiums are only on offer to customers who tool up for the next crisis.

  • Hans van Leeuwen


Daisey Stampfer, the group executive of strategy and transformation at Superloop, and Reid Elliot, the head of transformation.

Why these companies relied on staff – not consultants – to transform IT

Endeavour Energy and Superloop have pulled off complicated digital upgrades by relying on employees who understand customers and know the ins and outs of their businesses.

  • Edmund Tadros

How Digital Transformation Leaders entrants are assessed

Leading digital transformation entrants submit a clear set of initiatives and outcomes.

  • BCG Team


Former Service NSW chief executive Damon Rees said little focus had been put on the creation of a high-quality business data spine, despite this being the largest area of economic benefit.

Anatomy of an $2.3b government tech failure

The business “super registry” would have been the biggest gov-tech project ever. After four years of spiralling costs, it has been unceremoniously dumped.

  • Tom Burton
Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has spoken publicly numerous times about lessons learned from the data breach.

Optus hack secrecy leaves questions of competence hanging

It is almost a year since Optus’ big data breach. The telco has decided to keep secret the findings of the independent review it said would help rebuild customers’ trust.

  • Paul Smith
We will respond with discretion and compassion Australian Cyber Security Centre head Abigail Bradshaw says.

Strong practical help for firms hit by cyberattack

Firms and public agencies hit by cyberattacks are being promised a quick, compassionate and discreet response, aimed at minimising harms, says cyber defence leader, Abigail Bradshaw

  • Tom Burton
By embracing the same technology mobile phone sim cards and smart wallets use myGov ID could enable easy and secure transfer of personal information.

Government smart wallet won’t work without overhaul: digital expert

The centrepiece of the federal government’s new digital identification system is from a previous era, the expert says.

  • Tom Burton


SAP Australia managing director Damien Bueno

SAP invests in new Aussie facility to target critical infrastructure deals

The Australian arm of German software giant SAP has opened a new sovereign cloud computing facility, at an undisclosed location, to meet increased demands from government agencies and some companies.

  • Tom Burton
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella,

Why bosses will pay a premium for Microsoft’s ChatGPT tools

The premium price for Microsoft’s AI-based Copilot product looks cheap, if it can deliver on its productivity promises, bosses say.

  • Tess Bennett
Kris Lovejoy, global security and resilience leader for Kyndryl, will speak at the Financial Review’s Government Services Summit on Tuesday.

AI misinformation attacks are inevitable, warns US expert

AI-fuelled misinformation and cyberattacks are inevitable and organisations should be running playbooks to respond, according to a US security expert.

  • Tom Burton
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  • AI
AI is already being used to help detect tax fraud and offers a suite of productivity gains for government.

How government can safely embrace AI

The philosophy and practice of generative AI in government must be safe, smart and sensible.

  • Martin Stewart-Weeks, Simon Cooper and Tom Burton
The board of EROAD has board rejected a $134.5 million takeover bid it received from Toronto-listed technology group Constellation Software last month.

EROAD rejects Canadian billionaire’s takeover bid

The board of the ASX-listed transport fleet management group says the offer from Constellation Software undervalues the company.

  • Tess Bennett
The Australian technology sector has ended the year up 27 per cent.

The ASX minnow whose shares have surged 70pc this year

ASX minnow Dropsuite’s share price has risen almost 70 per cent this year, making it one of the best performing software stocks on the ASX, and analysts say it could triple.

  • Tess Bennett


There are 24 metres of processes and obligations importers and exporters have to endure to get goods across Australia’s trade border.

Want to import or export? Here are 24 metres of regulations to fulfil

Australia has an invisible trade barrier – bureaucratic red tape. Now an ambitious program is being rolled out to finally remedy the mish-mash of rules, regulations and compliance costs that firms endure.

  • Tom Burton

NAB and CBA look to India to build AI powers

The major banks are looking to hire thousands more staff in Delhi and Bangalore in a shift away from relying on external IT suppliers like IBM and Infosys.

  • Paul Smith and James Eyers
EROAD’s tracking software is used to manage vehicle fleets.

Canadian billionaire lobs massive bid for ASX-listed software group

Shares in EROAD, which is headquartered in Auckland, rose more than 60 per cent in trade on Thursday after receiving an offer valuing it at $134 million.

  • Tess Bennett
Libby Roy, former PayPal Australia boss and Optus executive, took the reins at Bravura Solutions in August.

Bravura Solutions loses CEO after less than one year

Libby Roy’s departure comes amid attempts to turn around the struggling ASX-listed group, which provides back office software to financial services firms.

  • Tess Bennett
Many companies have embraced AI apps such as service chat bots, but were relying on expert gurus to ensure the technology is being properly implimented.

Beware the office guru when handling AI

Company directors are unaware of the widespread deployment of artificial intelligence in their firms’ systems and urgently need robust governance around its use, a report has found.

  • Tom Burton
UBS says some companies ave already positioned themselves well to benefit from the boom in generative artificial intelligence.

Woolies and Telstra among leaders as UBS analyses global AI stars

New research from the investment banking giant has revealed a dramatic surge in companies trying to adopt generative AI, with some better positioned to capitalise than others.

  • Paul Smith
NAB chief technology officer Patrick Wright.

NAB tech chief’s cyber warfare plan

NAB tech boss Patrick Wright says more mandates on the private sector to be cyber secure are needed, and that debate about banning ransom payments to hackers harms national efforts.

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  • Patrick Wright