The University of Queensland has inked a multimillion-dollar deal for the development of a supercomputer designed to handle the big data behind complex research projects.
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A whole-of-government multi-use list for vendors of data analytics tools and services to be opened for application requests in early January will play a central role in the ATO's data and analytics program, set to kick off next year.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill's declaration for the state to be 'digital by default' has met with a thumbs-up from the nation's IT and telecommunications industry body the AIIA.
Australian data analytics firm Quantium has inked a deal with enterprise Apache Hadoop distribution vendor MapR Technologies in a bid to tackle large volumes of data for real-time analysis.
Australia and New Zealand enterprises are dragging their feet when it comes to the adoption of big data compared to other markets, with local Forrester research indicating that only about a fifth of local businesses employ the technology for market insights.
ANZ is set to leverage IBM's cognitive computing platform Watson in a bid to improve its financial advice process, and extend the service to hundreds of financial planners around Australia.
IBM is giving away US$100 million worth of big data and analytics software to at least 100 universities throughout China, in a bid to help give birth to a new generation of data scientists in the country.
The Australian Taxation Office is ramping up its data mining and analytics capabilities for a real-time focus on tax cheats.
The Australian government has released a draft guide to responsible data analytics for agencies and government analysts to help them operate within a safe and acceptable framework as they work to expand their big data capabilities.
Around two-thirds of Australian companies are missing out on the full potential of big data analysis, according to a new report by Tibco Software, with just a third of businesses surveyed claiming full data integration across the board.