Tech

New supercomputer for computational physics

18 February, 2016

Gravitational waves have been a hot topic in science recently, and a new supercomputer at The University of Western Australia is anticipated to help further research in the area.


Uni of Adelaide adopts Lenovo HPC platform

17 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The University of Adelaide is deploying a HPC system based on Lenovo's System x NeXtScale platform to help support its thousands of research staff and students.


4 in 5 Aussie teachers say technology aids their job

17 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The majority of Australian teachers agree that using technology to help teach saves them time and brings them closer to their students, but they are also concerned that technology in the classroom causes distractions.


Cabinet reshuffle unites digital agendas

16 February, 2016 by David Braue

Angus Taylor's appointment to the Cities and Digital Transformation portfolio may be an opportunity to reinforce smart city agendas emerging as drivers for improvement of government services.


Uni of Melbourne gets $9.1m govt loan for energy projects

16 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

University of Melbourne has secured a $9.1m loan from the government's Clean Energy Finance Corporation for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.


WA overhauling water management system

16 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The WA Department of Water is replacing its legacy IT water management system with a platform based on Microsoft software being delivered by NEC Australia.


Building a customer service approach

11 February, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

Governments of all flavours are seeking to improve the ways in which they interact with the public, with the aims of streamlining processes, lowering costs and avoiding duplication of effort.


Analytics-hungry agencies finding skills shortfall

10 February, 2016 by David Braue

A trend towards growing internal skills in analytics is proving tricky as the market struggles to feed the hunger of eager big data adopters and demand rapidly outstrips supply.


Treasury upgrades networks with SDN

10 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Treasury has implemented Avaya's software-defined network architecture to help its staff fulfil key roles including producing the Federal Budget.


Sunshine airport undergoing tech upgrade

08 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has announced a $1m project to upgrade the technology at Sunshine Coast Airport to better accommodate international flights.


Sydney Water names new CIO

04 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Sydney Water has appointed George Hunt as its CIO, while a departure has left Victoria's emergency services telecom authority conducting its second search for a new CIO in less than a year.


Implications from the safe harbour demise

03 February, 2016 by David Braue

Local cloud-security investments could pay off as the Atlantic safe harbour breakdown pushes governments to look inward.


DTO poaches PM&C's CIO Radi Kovacevic

02 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The DTO has hired former PM&C CIO Radi Kovacevic, while the Department of Human Services has appointed a former NAB exec to oversee a welfare payment system refresh.


Govt to allow Gold Coast Airport to deploy ILS

27 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Gold Coast Airport has secured government approval to deploy an instrument landing system, which will allow more flights to land during poor weather days without needing to be diverted.


ANSTO using big data to help keep Aussie soldiers safe

22 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A member of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation is working with the ADF to help develop more effective and resistant armour for land vehicles.


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