Beverley Head is a Sydney-based freelance writer who specialises in exploring how and why technology changes everything - society, business, government, education, health. Beverley started writing about the business of technology in London in 1983 before moving to Australia in 1986. She was the technology editor of the Financial Review for almost a decade, and then became the newspaper's features editor before embarking on a freelance career, during which time she has written on a broad array of technology related topics for the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Boss, BRW, Banking Day, Campus Review, Education Review, Insite and Government Technology Review. Beverley holds a degree in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials from Oxford University and a deep affection for things which are shaken not stirred.
A new survey conducted into Australia’s online expectations released today revealed that only 1 per cent of Australians are prepared to wait longer than a minute for a web site to load: it just reinforces the extent of Click Frenzy’s epic fail.
Online mortgage comparison site TomorrowFinance is developing a mobile version of its product, having watched mobile access to its website soar in recent months.
Following an extensive trial, National Australia Bank plans to roll out a voice biometric based security system in 2013 – but as yet has no firm plans to extend the use of voice biometrics to secure smartphone access to its online banking system.