Category Archives: Technology

Bi-Lingual FREE Legal Advice for International Students through MyLegal Mate

MyLegal Mate was the first mobile service of its kind in Australia. Developed with grant funding from the City of Sydney, the app will provide free legal guidance tailored for international students across NSW.

“Moving to a new city can be a bewildering experience, especially if there are language barriers and you do not know where to go for advice,”  said Lord Mayor Clover Moore  “It will help ensure they’re given every opportunity to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding time, living and studying in Sydney and across NSW.  International students enhance our city by contributing to Sydney’s diversity and strengthening our global connections.  Being able to attract and nurture the best candidates from around the world is an investment in our city’s future. That’s why we’ve supported this innovative information resource, and look forward to it helping students from all backgrounds.”

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Why do corporations like Boeing and VW Prematurely launch killing machines?

Professor Janek Ratnatunga is the CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants and asks the question…. He has held senior appointments at the University of South Australia, Monash University, University of Melbourne, and the Australian National University in Australia; and the Universities of Washington, Richmond and Rhode Island in the USA. Prior to his academic career he worked as a chartered accountant with KPMG.   He has also been a consultant to many large Australian and international companies and to the World Bank.

Cost-benefit analyses that compare quality-cost relationships, profits, and market share with the risks of failure may be at the heart of decisions to prematurely launch products that are known to be faulty, according to Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).

Professor Ratnatunga believes it is time to consider the management accounting implications, “when the faults of some of these products are so great that corporations are actually launching glorified killing machines.”

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Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019

Augmented Analytics and Artificial Intelligence were in the Spotlight at Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Sydney last month.  Augmented analytics, continuous intelligence and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) are among the top trends in data and analytics technology that have significant disruptive potential over the next three to five years, according to Gartner, Inc.

“The story of data and analytics keeps evolving, from supporting internal decision making to continuous intelligence, information products and appointing chief data officers,” said Rita Sallam during her presentation. “It’s critical to gain a deeper understanding of the technology trends fueling that evolving story and prioritise them based on business value.”

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5 misconceptions of Artificial Intelligence

Fueling the future of business, Gartner debunked  five Artificial Intelligence (AI) misconceptions while discussing trends at its Data & Analytics Summit last week.

For many in the private sector, the picture on how that integration looks for them is still a little hazy.   “It is crucial that business and IT leaders fully understand how AI can create value for their business and where its limitations lie,”  said Alexander Linden, research vice president at Gartner.   “AI technologies can only deliver value if they are part of the organisation’s strategy and used in the right way.”

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The Driverless Revolution

Australia is on the edge of a transport revolution, as governments and industry prepare for the introduction of automated vehicles on our road and rail networks.

According to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, “the use of automated vehicles for ride-sharing or ride-hailing, for automated on-road mass transit services, and for the provision of ‘last-mile’ connectivity, could deliver benefits such as significantly improved safety outcomes, greater efficiency and reduced congestion, better access to transport services for those unable to drive, as well as more liveable urban and regional communities”.

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