IntelliHR raises $4 million in pre-IPO funding to take its people management software global

After raising $4 million in a pre-initial public offering capital raise, Robert Bromage — managing director of data-driven people management software company intelliHR — says the next step is “telling the world we exist”. IntelliHR, which launched in 2013, was founded by Bromage in an effort to bring data analytics and collection to the world of HR, … Read more

Disruptive technologies : understand, evaluate, respond (book)

Author: Paul Armstrong Disruptive Technologies outlines the steps businesses can take to engage with emerging technologies today in order to serve the consumer of tomorrow. This book offers the knowledge and tools to engage confidently with emerging technologies for better business. This highly practical book offers organizations a distinct response to emerging technologies including Blockchain … Read more

Monetizing your data : a guide to turning data into profit driving strategies and solutions (book)

Authors: Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang Organizations are swamped with data—collected from web traffic, point of sale systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and more, but what to do with it? This book provides a framework and path for business managers to convert ever-increasing volumes of data into revenue generating actions through three disciplines: decision architecture, … Read more

Internet of Things startup Thinxtra receives $10 million investment to change the way we use data

Internet of things startup Thinxtra has raised $10 million from a government investment body, which will be used to extend the reach of its pioneering IoT network to 95% of Australia’s consumers with hopes of driving efficiency in the eHealth, smart cities, agriculture and consumer sectors. The funding comes from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), … Read more

“I’D LIKE FOR US TO BECOME PART OF POP CULTURE”, SAYS THE CO-FOUNDER OF 3D TECH STARTUP MPORT

For the uninitiated, the term ‘3D body-mapping’ might conjure up images of futuristic cartographers (which, to be fair, isn’t entirely off the mark). It’s the technology which has helped Sydney-based startup mPort land a reported $80m deal with America’s largest gym chain LA Fitness, secure $12 million in funding from high-net-worth Australian investors and onboard … Read more

Australia’s city/country divide is not as wide as you may think

Many people assume Australia’s regions are getting a raw deal compared to the big cities. But beneath the oft-told “tale of two Australias” is a more nuanced story. New research released today by the Grattan Institute shows that income growth and unemployment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas. Cities and regions both have pockets … Read more