Bing at the ready: Microsoft officially supports Australia’s media code as Google eyes an exit

REDMOND, WASHINGTON - JULY 17: A building on the Microsoft Headquarters campus is pictured July 17, 2014 in Redmond, (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Microsoft is determined to play ball with the Australian Government as they eye a potential growth spurt that would come with Google leaving.

The 5 most valuable companies

We have a compiled list of the 5 most valuable companies in the world at the moment, based on current stock market valuations. Number one may come as a surprise, and maybe you didn’t realise Google has a parent company…. but the household names are definitely up there and probably won’t shock you.  Google parent… Continue reading The 5 most valuable companies

Melbourne’s Swinburne University partners with Microsoft to prepare students for 21st Century jobs

Students at Melbourne’s Swinburne University of Technology have an opportunity to participate in Microsoft’s pilot employability skills program, designed to equip students with the skills and talent required for high-demand technical roles. The pilot program seeks to address projected workforce shortages in new technologies, including AI, cybersecurity, data science and computer science, as the ‘gig… Continue reading Melbourne’s Swinburne University partners with Microsoft to prepare students for 21st Century jobs

A ‘Wiise’ partnership simplifies SME business management

An integrated cloud-based business platform will revolutionise and simplify accounting, payroll, banking and daily operations for Australian small and medium businesses from July 2018.  Combining the business expertise and software development teams of KPMG Australia (business advisory), CBA (banking) and Microsoft (technology platforms), Wiise is targeting SMEs that see themselves as having more complex needs… Continue reading A ‘Wiise’ partnership simplifies SME business management

The business leaders taking humanity forward

Over the last three decades, many aspects of our culture have been influenced by the rapid growth of social media, technology and the ground-breaking vision of entrepreneurs. In this climate, we are more likely to pay attention to personalities rather than scientists, with celebrity and wealth being favoured over wisdom and traditional evidence. Indeed, so… Continue reading The business leaders taking humanity forward

“Huge coup for Sydney” – $35m startup hub to host exclusive Microsoft accelerator program

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaking at the launch of the Sydney Startup Hub

The launch of the Sydney Startup Hub, today, has coincided with an announcement that Microsoft has signed up as a tenant and will run its acclaimed Scale-Up accelerator program from the new $35 million facility. Announced by the NSW Government in July 2017, the Sydney Startup Hub was funded by Jobs for NSW, which anticipates… Continue reading “Huge coup for Sydney” – $35m startup hub to host exclusive Microsoft accelerator program

The fourth industrial revolution is here

There has been talk of a fourth industrial revolution for a while now. I believe it is well and truly here. The physical, biological and digital worlds are being brought closer than ever before by new technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, advanced data analytics and mixed reality. In turn, the way… Continue reading The fourth industrial revolution is here

“It was very intense”: Sydney start-up PractiFI crowned winner of 1st Salesforce PitchComp

Financial services platform PractiFI prevailed over two other cloud-driven start-ups to win the inaugural Salesforce PitchComp, yesterday. The event was held at Sydney’s International Conference Centre as part of the Salesforce World Tour. It saw the co-founders of PractiFI – Glenn Elliott (CEO) and Adrian Johnstone (CCO) – pitch their start-up to Steve Baxter (investor,… Continue reading “It was very intense”: Sydney start-up PractiFI crowned winner of 1st Salesforce PitchComp