Apart from some notable exceptions, there are fears that Australian organisations are still largely unprepared for the dawn of Europe’s General Data Protection (GDPR) legislation. The new law – which will come into force in May 2018 – affects companies that do business with Europe, and hold personal data about European Union (EU) residents for purposes such as profiling and big data analysis. Failure to comply risks fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover.
Australian genome researchers have developed solutions to tackle big data challenges orders of magnitude more complex than anything previously possible. Speaking at the YOW! 2017 software developers conference in Sydney, Denis Bauer, senior research scientist and research team leader in bioinformatics at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO), said the focus on human health had led to “experiments not previously possible using big data”.
Australia celebrated 26 years of continuous economic growth in 2017, but enterprises will need an innovation rethink for the country to continue its run of good fortune into the future. Citing a McKinsey study released in May 2017, Steven Worrall, managing director of Microsoft Australia, noted that Australia has slipped from the 17th to 21st position in terms of competitiveness, and 17th to 27th for business efficiency.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".