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Lessons from Boston: Three key ingredients for promoting innovation in Australia

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Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia To remain globally competitive, and maintain its high standard of living, Australia must quickly become a more innovation-driven economy. That means identifying the conditions required for competitive, high-value businesses to thrive. It also means capitalising on today’s high level of interest in innovation and … Read more »

BizData adds insight to injury


IoT and the AIS join forces to better predict athlete injuries There are two truisms about Australia and Australians: we love our sport, and while the country is geographically large we don’t have many people living it. Those two propositions create one big problem. Given our relatively small numbers of … Read more »

Trends that converge to make IoT


Readify set to go in the business of analytics How times have changed. Mitch Denny, Chief Technology Officer for software company Readify, is reminiscing about his life in IT: “If I think back ten years ago, one of the things that I used to lament was every single time you’d … Read more »

Tracking the path to success

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Ramp RFID: Inventory accuracy the right key for retail From fish to people to clothing to trucks to mineral samples, Ramp RFID tracks them all. RFID stands for radio-frequency identification and for the past eight years Ramp RFID, which specialises in asset tracking, vehicle tracking and people tracking, has been … Read more »

TAFE SA and Microsoft working together to boost student learning


TAFE SA has embarked on a groundbreaking partnership with global software giant Microsoft to shift its entire online learning system into Microsoft’s Azure cloud. TAFE SA Chief Executive Robin Murt said the partnership had led to the first case in Australia of an organisation the size of TAFE SA transferring … Read more »

Office 365 and ‘Peggy’ keep The Australian Ballet on its toes

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As the one of Australia’s major arts companies, The Australian Ballet’s vision of expanding its Company, attracting new audiences and creating new productions, has lead the IT department to look at ways the company could be more productive, more collaborative and more mobile. IT Manager Damien Calvert has been with … Read more »

Windows 10 takes honours at The University of Newcastle


Sydney – November 18 2015 – The University of Newcastle (UON) is rolling out Windows 10 to around 10,000 devices across campus by the end of 2016, as part of its digital strategy aiming to put it on track to be ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities. UON is … Read more »

Into the technology fast lane


  Windows 10, Office 365 and Dell help make HRT a winner From the pits, it’s the noise that first gets to you. Close up, it is beyond loud. It assaults every part of you, tearing at your head, pulsing through your body. V8 Supercars isn’t for the faint-hearted. Inside … Read more »

Doffing the hat to an innovative safety solution


Laing O’Rourke embraces the possibilities of IoT Construction is an inherently dangerous business, but when it is being conducted in some of the most remote and inhospitable regions of the world the potential dangers take on a different, more challenging dimension. For Laing O’Rourke, an international engineering enterprise, the safety … Read more »