Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report - Australia’s #1 online investment report. Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan is the regular finance presenter on the ABC News and producer of the popular nightly graph (or two).
Watson, the IBM system that won “Jeopardy,” has shown promise in answering some kinds of questions. Now the company sees a broader role, a bit like the deductions that helped its namesake’s famous partner solve fictional crimes.
ONE of US President Barack Obama’s national telecommunications security confidants says the Abbott government’s proposed mandatory data retention policy should not be confined to ISPs but should include banks and retailers as well.
Recent state and federal government initiatives to get smaller companies to provide more innovative solutions to government technology are to be applauded. But a bureaucracy’s worst enemy is sometimes itself.
Vodafone Australia boss Iñaki Berroeta can't understand why the telco's local transmission costs are three times what’s charged in similar markets around the world. It's an observation that highlights a serious problem for Australia.
The battle for for the hearts and minds of bookkeepers is intensifying for providers of accounting software MYOB and Xero. With US giant Intuit joining the mix, the cloud based accounting market is getting crowded.