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Hotwire Headlines #17

From Australia: The latest in tech and innovation

In recent news, AI sits at the top of the corporate agenda, leading Australian neobank enhances the customer sign-up process and the start-ups taking on bushfires from space.

Government IT spend in Australia to break $13B this year

According to Gartner, all IT segments are set to grow this year after declines in data centre and telecom spend last year, with Australia’s public sector forecasted to invest more than $13 billion in 2021—an increase of 6.2 per cent from 2020.

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86 400 looks to strengthen customer sign-up process

To keep customers safe from nefarious activity, Australian neobank 86 400 has integrated machine learning and behavioural analytics into its sign-up process to monitor device orientation, typing speed and swipe patterns.

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Phillips ticks off all its sustainability targets

Health technology company Phillips is now completely carbon-neutral in its operations, using 100 per cent renewable energy electricity. Announced last week as part of its five-year ESG program, the company also recycles 90 per cent of its operational waste.

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New prospects for partners as AI gets pushed to the top of the corporate agenda

Even though AI is already a powerful tool for cloud specialists, it is set to become increasingly important for enterprises in the next few years—with the market segment forecasted to reach half a trillion dollars in revenue by 2024.

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Aussie space start-ups to launch bushfire satellite

Three Australian space companies are teaming up to launch a bushfire detection satellite into orbit in a major move to build sovereignty capability in the local space sector. Space Machines Company and Fireball. International have partnered to launch the satellite into final orbit next year under an agreement with Gilmour Space Technologies.

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