Here’s why work meetings are mostly a waste of time

- March 30, 2024 3 MIN READ

More than three-quarters of work meetings in Australia are ineffective and are stopping people getting their actual work done, according to new research. The Workplace Woes: Meeting Edition report, released by Atlassian, involves a survey of 5,000 knowledge workers across four continents, including 1,000 employees in Australia, in partnership with Wakefield Research. The research found… Read more »

Kate Pounder
AI/Machine Learning

A new report from the Tech Council reckons AI could be worth up to 5% of GDP by 2030

- July 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

Generative AI could contribute between $45bn & $115bn annually to the Australian economy by 2030 That represents 2% to 5% of total economic output. 4 key sectors will benefit: healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and professional and financial services. Barriers include technology capability, enterprise readiness, awareness & skills, and responsible AI Using artificial intelligence (AI) in business… Read more »

National AI Centre. Stela Solar
AI/Machine Learning

A new analysis reveals business is clamouring for AI, but struggling to find the people to do it

- March 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gone mainstream, but implementing it is still a major challenge according to a new report by the government-funded National AI Centre (NAIC). The report, Australia’s AI Ecosystem Momentum report, spoke to more than 200 business decision-makers and AI service providers about how they were using the technology to grow their revenues… Read more »


The digital economy is worth $126 billion to Australia – but more needs to be done

- September 22, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australia’s economy grew by an additional $126 billion, or 6.5%, during 2019 in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) thanks to productivity gains provided by the digital technology, according to a new report by Deloitte Access Economics.  The annual ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse report, prepared by Deloitte for IT professionals association ACS, found that growth… Read more »


KPMG just backed legal automation startup Plexus in a $4.65 million Series A raise

- May 10, 2019 2 MIN READ

Melbourne lawtech startup Plexus, has closed the largest venture capital raise in Australian legal history, $4.65 million in Series A funding, led by KPMG. The professional services company’s legal arm, KPMG Law has also formed a strategic alliance with Plexus. Aconex co-founders, Rob Philpot and Leigh Jasper, and Message Media co-founder Grant Rule also participated.… Read more »