The cloud: need-to knows before going all-in

Cloud computing has been quickly adopted by businesses of all sizes, keen to take advantage of flexibility, elasticity, simplicity and cost savings. Yet, for many small and mid-sized businesses, a range of factors could mean shifting technology components to the cloud may not deliver all the expected benefits. Cloud proponents point to reduced IT complexity… Continue reading The cloud: need-to knows before going all-in

“I’m confident we’ll get there”: Checkbox’s CEO on his regtech startup’s Atlassian-sized plans

Checkbox founding team (L-R): James Han, Evan Wong (CEO) and Paul Wenck

Despite having only launched in January, last year, Checkbox has already amassed a small fortune of accolades. Notably, the Sydney-based regtech startup was named Regtech of the Year at the Australian FinTech Awards and Best SaaS Startup at StartCon in Sydney. In addition, CEO Evan Wong took out the Westpac Innovation Challenge and StartCon Pitch… Continue reading “I’m confident we’ll get there”: Checkbox’s CEO on his regtech startup’s Atlassian-sized plans

Medtech startup overcomes gender and ‘teenager’ bias to raise $1.05 m in funding

EpiSoft has secured $1,050,000 in capital for its cloud-based, SaaS platform, which helps health professionals, including researchers, manage patients with serious chronic illness and collaborate on efforts to improve health outcomes.    Co-founder Jenny O’Neill told Dynamic Business that a quartet of private investors with “knowledge of and great contacts in the digital health market”… Continue reading Medtech startup overcomes gender and ‘teenager’ bias to raise $1.05 m in funding

“There’s no magic bullet, we’ve just had to dive in,” says the CEO of global edutech startup GO1

GO1 founding team (L-R): Vu Tran, Chris Hood, Andrew Barnes & Chris Eigeland

Just as Spotify and Apple have transformed the way people listen to music, Brisbane-based entrepreneur Andrew Barnes envisions his edutech startup GO1 as the way forward for corporate training.   Since launching in 2015, GO1 has amassed over 500,000 users for its SaaS platform, which enables companies, across all sectors, to find, book and track… Continue reading “There’s no magic bullet, we’ve just had to dive in,” says the CEO of global edutech startup GO1

Cloud-based identity governance: The four things to know before you make the move

Being “cloud first” is not only a mandate for many organisations today, it’s a reality. Cloud is transforming the way we work. Across the board, we’re seeing business applications being delivered as a service due to the relative ease of purchasing and deploying cloud solutions. As a result, today’s enterprise is quickly becoming a cloud… Continue reading Cloud-based identity governance: The four things to know before you make the move

How cloud enhances big data analytics

Big data and business analytics are set for double digit growth, with the global market forecasted to grow to more than $203 billion in 2020, up from $130.1 billion in 2016, according to IDC. Moreover, small and medium businesses (SMBs) in particular are predicted to continue to increasingly invest in big data and business analytics, with… Continue reading How cloud enhances big data analytics

Sydney tech start-up receives $525k in seed funds to enhance its event sales platform

Audience republic co-founders Jared Kristensen (left) and Jason MacLulich (right).

Sydney-based tech start-up Audience Republic, which helps event organisers boost ticket sales, today closed a $525,000 seed investment round. Co-founders Jared Kristensen, a former promoter, and Jason MacLulich, ex CTO of GoCatch, raised capital from Artesian Capital and QUT Creative Enterprise Australia. Funding also came from angel investors Radinck van Vollenhoven (Stocard’s MD, formerly with Spotify and… Continue reading Sydney tech start-up receives $525k in seed funds to enhance its event sales platform

Cloud computing trends to embrace this year

There’s no doubt the adoption of cloud computing is increasing. The latest research from Gartner shows the market for cloud services is predicted to surge to $208.6 billion by the end of 2016, up from $178 billion in 2015. In Australia, an estimated 76% of businesses are utilising cloud computing (StollzNow Research), with 46% of non-cloud users planning to engage cloud… Continue reading Cloud computing trends to embrace this year

Ensuring a successful transition to the cloud

It almost goes with saying that as-a-service IT models of various kinds are now widely available and becoming increasingly accepted, leading to numerous acronyms being coined, from SaaS and IaaS to PaaS and XaaS. To provide the preferred software to a number of departments such as marketing, finance, logistics, and others, many organisations now choose to… Continue reading Ensuring a successful transition to the cloud