Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).
China’s Internet Plus action plan, aimed at integrating the internet with traditional industries and fueling economic growth in the country, provides the backbone for creating innovative ways to develop smart cities, according to a senior executive of the massive China Internet portal, Tencent.
Aussie consumers are becoming increasingly confident about shopping online and have a willingness to spend more, but they now expect retailers to offer digital solutions that enhance service and give more flexibility in areas such as returns and digital loyalty programs.
Fujitsu has teamed up with Google to deliver an enterprise-grade managed service offering in Australia and New Zealand that it says leverages the flexibility, simplicity and security of the Chrome platform (Chromebooks and Chromeboxes).