Westpac brings back chat payment tool after Apple ban

This time just for iMessage. Westpac has brought back a feature that gives customers the ability to make payments from within a chat application after its first attempt was banned by Apple. Apple forced Westpac to remove its Keyboard payments function from its Westpac Live iPhone app last June, despite initially approving it. The tool […]

3 BRM tools for evolution not revolution

What does BRM value mean to your organization? This is a question that all CIOs pose to their leadership teams shortly after entering the BRM journey. In sum, it’s a quest for value. The BRM Institute argues that this business relationship path leads CIOs to the business-relationship maturity model. This model defines five levels of […]

Causes of software development woes

Reg readers point the finger at ambiguous requirements The one thing few dispute in all this is the ‘constantly changing demands’ bit. If you work in and around software development, we’d be surprised if you weren’t experiencing pressure to produce new releases and roll-out change-requests faster than ever before. Indeed, this came through strongly in […]

Aussie enterprises jump on Alexa as bot lands down under

Real estate, telco, energy firms build ‘skills’. Australian enterprises have leapt on top of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, debuting new offerings for services as the platform lands in the country. Amazon today announced Alexa and its three voice-controlled speakers – the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus – would be available in Australia from early […]

ServiceNow unleashes its ‘Kingston’ release

Company’s journey from the heart of IT to the rest of the business continues “Kingston” debuted late last week. Unlike other software-as-a-service players, ServiceNow offers dedicated instances and lets its customers choose when to start using an upgrade rather than suddenly springing new functionality on all its users. Kingston is therefore an option for customers. […]

Australia counts down to real-time payments

Go-live nears for historic transformation. In just weeks, a historic new platform will enter operation and revolutionise the way payments are made in Australia. The financial services industry and federal government have been working on the billion-dollar new payments platform (NPP) since early 2012. It was borne out of a desire by the Reserve Bank to […]

Binance receives 5000 new crypto coin applications in six months

How juggernaut exchange keeps cowboys in check. Crypto exchange Binance has revealed it received more than 5000 applications for new virtual coin listings in the six months it’s been operating, with a handful offering millions of US dollars upfront to skirt listing processes. CEO Changpeng Zhao provided a rare behind-the-scenes look at the operational structure […]

The keys to modernizing legacy IT systems

The IT stack at Live Nation Entertainment resembled the setup typically found at most companies of any substantial size and age: a mix of new systems with some older hardware and software. Similarly, Live Nation found itself in another typical situation: trying to move at the speed of business while dealing with legacy systems not […]

No. 1 business priority reported by CIOs for 2018

Growth tops the list of business priorities reported by CIOs for 2018, according to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Report. The results mirror the analyst’s prior 2017 CEO Survey, in which 58 percent of respondents identified growth as their top priority. After polling some 2,615 IT leaders on their organization, one out of four  (26 percent) […]