While the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been touted as a boon for education and healthcare, one of the biggest benefits to Australia could be in its ability to stimulate regional economic activity.
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Government agencies looking to make greater use of social media and other collaboration tools face a raft of legal issues with the potential to sink efforts to better connect government and the public.
SingTel has reported that its Australian subsidiary, Optus, has achieved an operating revenue of $9.37 billion, up 1 per cent, and an EBITDA of $2.36 billion, up 2 per cent for the full year to 31 March 2012. Net profit for the year was up 2 per cent to $787 million.
The Australian Defence Force will seek to create its own Apple-like app store as a means to more quickly deliver applications and capabilities to service and support personnel.
Australian consumers are facing unnecessary cyber security risks thanks to the ongoing lack of mandatory data breach notification laws, the Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety has heard.
Nokia has copped a $55,000 wrist-slapping from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), accepting an enforceable undertaking for infringing the Spam Act 2003.
Ausgrid managing director, George Maltabarow, has used a speech in Sydney today to further spruik the potential of smart grid technology and agitate for a shift in regulatory incentives to favour energy demand management over capacity building.
Major announcements around technology, research and innovation can be expected during the next 12 months following a large-scale reshuffle of the Federal Cabinet by prime minister, Julia Gillard.
The Australian Government Information Office (AGIMO) has reported a healthy level of open source software (OSS) use within government agencies during the past year.
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The Information Commissioner has called for the updating of the national Privacy Act, including the introduction of mandatory data breach laws, to cope with the impact of technology on the privacy of Australians.
Queensland Health is to begin piloting a new mental health data warehouse and business intelligence application as part of a wider push by the Queensland government to support mental health information management.
The Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network has warned that NBN Co may be showing early signs of cost-blowouts and delays, with timeframe slippage and higher than expected operating expenditure recorded during the last six months.
Machine to machine (M2M) communications may have had a subdued year in Australia during 2011, but telco services provider Verizon Business is expecting big things of one of the underlying technologies of smart grids, smart homes and e-health in 2012.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)is on the hunt for a new provider for its desktops, laptops and servers for a period of up to five years.
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