Amazon may soon allow users to pay in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

Australia Post targets safety challenges with analytics program of work

Australia Post is using its data analytics capabilities to understand and address safety concerns in its warehouse environments, such as where forklifts and humans cross paths.

General manager of customer enablement and corporate technology Dan Griggs told a Google Cloud event last month that Post used data analytics for “prediction” and “precision” purposes.

Some of its use cases focus on getting “the right resources placed at the right point at the right time”, ensuring it is capable of meeting demand for mail and parcel services in peak periods.

Newer use cases are focused around safety, Griggs said.

Griggs said that technology was being deployed to “observe and learn through the movements within [warehouse] facilities such as the … forklift movements and the human interactions with those.”

“It’s quite an important piece of work that we're doing in relation to the safety of our people, which is paramount,” he said.

Griggs said that the company had “elements of near real-time data processing” at play in some analytics use cases, though he did not go into detail about what they were.

“It continues to be a focus for us moving forward,” he said.

Australia Post moved its enterprise data analytics environment to run on Google Cloud in 2019.

“Our previous platform, from an analytics perspective, was really a ‘sandpit’ type [environment] with limited access to tools and services, [and] limited access for people,” Griggs said.

“That motivated our move into Google, against our enterprise data analytics project.

“Fundamentally, it enabled a self-service culture within the environment, with a faster time from data to insight without needing the overhead of traditional warehousing and BI [business intelligence] stacks.

“And it realistically enabled us to actually build out our [internal] analytics community from that point.”

Griggs also revealed that Australia Post is starting to use Google’s own Looker platform in addition to Tableau for modelling and visualisation.

“From an enterprise perspective, we are implementing Looker into the organisation, which will sit alongside our Tableau capability and complement that from an analytics perspective as well,” he said.

“An increase in near-zero latency business observability will be important to us moving forward, especially in our parcels business, which is growing, and especially in relation to our safety initiatives.”

News Related


The best iPhone XR cases: our guide to protecting your phone

When the iPhone XR launched in 2018, its defining feature was that – despite a still quite hefty price – it was the ‘cheap’ iPhone. Since then, it has proved ... Read more »

3 astronauts move Soyuz to new space station dock ahead of film crew arrival

© Provided by Space The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft during a relocation maneuver on Sept. 28, 2021. Three astronauts relocated a Russian Soyuz crew capsule to a new port on the ... Read more »

Ktoś skorzystał z satelitów Starlink jak z GPS-u. Elon o tym nie pomyślał

© Provided by Spider’s Web Prawie 2000 satelitów na orbicie okołoziemskiej oznacza, że nad wieloma miejscami na świecie widocznych jest jednocześnie kilka satelitów. Właśnie ktoś wpadł na pomysł, aby wykorzystać ... Read more »

Best OnePlus phones of 2021: these are the top new or older OnePlus handsets

Our ranking of the best OnePlus phones has had a relatively recent and major update, as the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro have now launched and taken their places ... Read more »

Best phones for kids 2021: the top 10 phones designed for children

The best phones for kids aren’t like the best phones for adults. They’re more about having the bare essentials without overwhelming your child with options, compared to having the best ... Read more »

Dropbox is beginning to look more and more like a collaboration tool

The cloud storage provider Dropbox has announced three new products designed to make it easier for distributed teams to work together from anywhere. For many employees, working from home has ... Read more »

Apple Watch Black Friday deals 2021: what to expect this year

Black Friday Apple Watch deals are always popular, thanks to record-low prices on older models and first-time discounts on Apple’s latest releases. To help you score the best Black Friday ... Read more »

How to preorder Amazon's latest devices

Amazon announced a fleet of new products at its hardware event, including the Astro home robot, several Ring home security products, and other products like a bigger Echo Show 15 ... Read more »

Amazon launches its first wall-mounted speaker at unveiling event

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Tech giant Amazon has launched its first ever wall-mounted speaker, at its streamed launch event on Tuesday. The £240 ($250) Alexa-powered Echo Show ... Read more »

Alexa Together turns your loved one's Echo into an emergency support device

Last year, Amazon announced Alexa Care Hub, a free service that uses Alexa to let people check in on family members. The so-called “caregiver” can see notifications and alerts when ... Read more »

How to sign up for an Amazon Astro invite

Amazon announced a home robot called Astro during its fall hardware event today, September 28th, which is designed to serve as a helpful mobile assistant that can navigate around the ... Read more »

Real Madrid - Sheriff en directo, el partido de la Champions League en vivo

© MATTEO BAZZI (EFE) Casemiro disputa el balón a Lautaro Martínez en el partido de fase de grupos contra el Inter de Milán. En esta segunda jornada de la fase ... Read more »

Spruce Up Your Home and Yard This Fall With These 9 Cleaning Essentials

The sound of leaves crunching on the ground outside your home may seem tranquil, but the mess piles up quickly. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools and gadgets out there ... Read more »

Roger Hunt's death leaves three surviving members of England's 1966 World Cup winners

England World Cup winner and Liverpool goalscoring legend Roger Hunt has died at the age of 83, the Reds announced on Tuesday. Hunt, who was also part of England’s 1966 ... Read more »

Man Utd & Villarreal owe fans a decent game at the 6th time of asking

© Provided by 90min Man Utd & Villarreal have only ever drawn in 90 or 120 minutes | Maja Hitij/Getty Images Manchester United and Villarreal have played each other five ... Read more »

Black Friday came early for LG's C1 OLED TV - down to a record-low price at Amazon

Grab one of the best TVs of 2021 at a stunningly low price, thanks to this incredible Black Friday-like deal that we’ve spotted at Amazon. Right now, you can get ... Read more »

Amazon Echo Show 15: everything we know about the wall-mounted Alexa device

Picture this: The brand new Amazon Echo Show 15 is a wall-hung smart screen that’s as much a picture frame as it is a connected gadget — and yes, you ... Read more »

Best Pixel phones: we've ranked all the Google Pixel handsets worth buying

Pixel phones are known for having top-tier cameras, a clean ‘stock’ Android operating system, and also getting new Android updates as early as possible. If these traits sound like something ... Read more »

Best Xiaomi phones of 2021: these are the top Mi, Redmi, Poco and Black Shark devices

This list of the best Xiaomi phones has been selected from the company’s wide array of smartphones – the tech giant has several sub-brands, all with multiple lines of phones, ... Read more »

Amazon's little robot named Astro will keep a watchful eye on your home - and you

Amazon’s new Astro robot. Amazon Amazon unveiled its home robot, named Astro, at its product event Tuesday. Astro comes equipped with cameras, microphones, and a screen, and keeps an eye ... Read more »

Over 87.6 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far, says health ministry

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 87.6 crore on Tuesday, the health ministry said. It said over 49 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 ... Read more »

Young children from England's poorest areas are shorter, study suggests

Young children from poorer areas in England tend to be shorter than their counterparts from richer areas, new research suggests. A new study found that primary school children from the ... Read more »

Best gaming phone 2021: the top 10 mobile game performers

The best gaming phones can rival tablets and arguably even portable consoles like the Nintendo Switch when it comes to gaming potential, so if you’re into games, then it’s worth ... Read more »

Batllefield 2042 beta download: How to install on Xbox consoles and PC

© Provided by Windows Central Everything you need to know about downloading the most ambitious Battlefield. If you’ve been looking for a new shooter to play, there’s good news: the ... Read more »

Cryptocurrency expert admits aiding North Korea

© AFP A cryptocurrency expert who gave a talk at a Pyongyang conference has admitted conspiring to help North Korea evade sanctions. Virgil Griffith, a former senior researcher with the ... Read more »

Microsoft Exchange introduces new security measures to prevent another 2021

Let’s exchange this year for another one. © Provided by Windows Central What you need to know Microsoft Exchange has had a very long 2021, between state-sponsored hack attacks and ... Read more »

The native Discord app is now discoverable through the new Microsoft Store

© Provided by Windows Central Another win for the new Microsoft Store as the most popular gaming social network is now available. What you need to know The official Discord ... Read more »

Forza Horizon 5 is more than just another racing game

© Provided by Windows Central No matter what kinds of games you enjoy, you’ll likely find something to love about Forza Horizon 5. One of the most anticipated games of ... Read more »

Amplitude valued at $5 billion after shares jump in Nasdaq debut

© Reuters/BRENDAN MCDERMID A screen announces Amplitude’s direct listing outside the Nasdaq Market in Times Square during in New York By Krystal Hu and Echo Wang (Reuters) -Shares of Amplitude ... Read more »

The Surface Laptop Studio may solve the worst Surface Book problems

© Provided by Windows Central For years I used Surface, but the Surface Book made me quit. I used to be a giant Surface fan, but in the past few ... Read more »

Amazon announces Astro the home robot

© Amazon Amazon is launching Astro, its first household robot, powered by its Alexa smart home technology. The company said it can be remote-controlled when not at home, to check ... Read more »

'Lego Star Wars Battles,' an exciting new strategy game, is out now on Apple Arcade

© Provided by Space Lego Star Wars Battles Exciting news for all Lego Star Wars fans: There’s a new mobile game called “Lego Star Wars Battles” available exclusively on Apple ... Read more »

Sanderson Farms Championship fantasy golf power rankings

The PGA Tour returns to the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi, for this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship following Team USA’s victory at the 2021 Ryder Cup. Sergio Garcia returns to defend his ... Read more »

Best Apple Watch: the ultimate guide to pick your iPhone compatible smartwatch

If you’re looking to buy the best Apple Watch, it’s very easy to assume that the newest automatically gets that trophy – however, you’d be wrong to make that assumption. ... Read more »

Best cheap smartwatch 2021: great budget devices for your wrist

Picking the best cheap smartwatch can feel confusing when there are so many options out there. It mostly depends on your budget and taste. The majority of them allow you ... Read more »

Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available for Xbox Insiders to test

Microsoft has revealed that Xbox Cloud Gaming is now available on the Xbox Insider Alpha and Skip-Ahead rings, which lets users stream Xbox Game Pass games via the cloud.  Revealed ... Read more »

Best Apple Watch screen protectors: our top picks and what to look out for

It’s definitely worth buying one of the best Apple Watch screen protectors to keep your beloved smartwatch from getting damaged, however with the market that’s saturated in many similar products, ... Read more »

Amazon's AZ2 CPU knows your face

The announcement of Amazon’s new wall-mounted Echo Show 15 also revealed its new CPU that comes with some interesting (or potentially scary) applications. The AZ2 chip builds on the machine ... Read more »

Amazon is adding offline voice recognition to Alexa devices

Amazon announced a slew of new Echo devices today, and with those came some new Alexa features that users will be able to take advantage of. The most interesting, by ... Read more »

Dell XPS 13 (2020)

© Provided by TechRadar An arctic white Dell XPS 13 (2020) on a coffee table Two minute review The XPS series has always been a fantastic line of laptops and ... Read more »