Data & Analytics

Trust must be central to your digital transformation strategy

There are real tangible benefits for organisations that build customer relationships based on trust. It is especially important when it comes to digital transformation.

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Increased transparency in healthcare hasn’t yet lived up to its promise of transforming quality and cost

Australia’s health system is more transparent than most other countries – but needs more work to turn this into meaningful information for patients and users.

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Unwittingly sharing your personal details online? The results can be pretty creepy

Filled in an online form lately? Bought a book or signed up to a content streaming service? Shared a selfie. Well you have just added more information to your unseen…

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#mycensus: not just a survey but critical data gathered by all the people for the people

Last night was an important night for the Australian Government.  It was Census night, which has occurred every five years (since 1961) on a mid-week winter’s night in August when…

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All the world’s a stage and on #Budget2016 night, Twitter is where it’s played out.

Budget night is a veritable bonanza of the political and business aficionados on Twitter. There is normally opinion, humour and tension that makes for gripping reading, and if you miss…

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Big data: the crystal ball of digital disruption

In 2011, entrepreneur, co-founder of Netscape and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed that “software is eating the world”. A bold statement and 5 years later you have no doubt…

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Star Wars: using data analytics, the force is revealed

The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens premieres tonight in Australia. Three data geeks from KPMG, Praveen Thirukonda, Chetan Ganjihal and Kenrick Lim show what’s possible when you have…

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Chainsaws and Mattresses: The new world of IT

“What the heck…” I hear you say. “What do chainsaws and mattresses have to do with technology?”

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Petabytes, exabytes or zettabytes. It’s not all about size

We’re in the midst of a data revolution, with 4,400 exabytes stored in the digital universe in 2013, a number expected to grow to 44 zettabytes by 2020 (the equivalent…

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Is gut gone in sport?

Steve Jobs once said, “You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” Is that “whatever” Jobs was referring to, data? Is intuition-based decision-making, or gut-feel…

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Stick, wear or swallow? Data collection in sport is close to the skin

Data and analytics is changing the business landscape, but it is also transforming sport. Ask any professional athlete and they will tell you decisions around the frequency and intensity of…

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Data Analysis – it’s just not cricket: or is it?

Ian Welch argues that England’s obsession with data has proved costly. It has not been a good week to be an England cricket fan living in Sydney. Our dismal exit…

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Howzat? : don’t be caught out by social media

All cricket eyes, of both ‘tragics’ and casual observers, are on our corner of the globe as Australia hosts the Cricket World Cup alongside New Zealand. As is the case…

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