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Code for Australia to prototype VANZI’s vision of a 3D modelled country

Virtual Australia & New Zealand Infrastructure is a step closer to modelling Australian cities and towns – including buildings, roads, railway lines, power lines and water pipes – in 3D with Code for Australia agreeing to develop a prototype for the project.

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  • Government

    Defence deploying $56M e-health system

    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) in December plans to complete the rollout of a $56 million e-health information system, which will be used by 2,300 health practitioners and support staff across the country.

  • Security and Privacy

    Victorian government bears brunt of privacy complaints: report

    Victorian state councils, statutory authorities and government departments generated 29 information privacy complaints to Privacy Victoria, according to its annual report.

  • IT Drilldown

    SAP buying Concur for $8.3 billion to boost cloud portfolio

    SAP is buying business-travel and expense software vendor Concur for about US$8.3 billion, in a bid to continue growing out its portfolio of cloud-based applications.

  • Cloud Computing

    Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

    It's the end of an era at Oracle, as CEO Larry Ellison has been appointed executive chairman and CTO of the vendor, with co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd named co-CEOs.

  • Career

    Pink slips rain down on Microsoft

    As had been rumoured earlier this week, Microsoft lopped off a second set of jobs Thursday, cutting 2,100 positions, as part of a restructuring plan announced two months ago to eliminate 18,000 positions, or about 14 percent of the company's workforce.

  • Big Data

    How eHarmony uses data science for matchmaking

    There have been 11,000 marriages as a result of people meeting on eHarmony Australia since its launch in 2007. So how does the company help to bring couples together?

  • Technology

    IPv6, IANA transition headline APNIC meeting

    Spurring adoption of IPv6 and promoting a smooth transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are key Internet governance priorities for the year ahead, according to the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).

  • Health

    Datacom makes e-health play

    Datacom is set to acquire a 20 per cent share in Canberra-based health informatics software company SmartWard as it moves into the e-health space.

  • Collaboration

    Union slams DHS decision to outsource call centres to Telstra

    The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) fears up to 7000 call centre jobs across Australia are at risk following the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) decision to outsource Medicare and Centrelink call centre work to Telstra.

  • Mobile/Wireless/Convergence

    NBN Co completes penultimate satellite station

    NBN Co has completed construction of its ninth satellite ground station at Waroona in Western Australia as it builds out infrastructure to provide residents in remote and regional areas with high speed broadband services.

  • Finance

    NAB Traveller card can be loaded with 10 currencies simultaneously

    National Australia Bank (NAB) has upgraded its Traveller card so that customers can load up to 10 currencies at one time onto the card using Internet/mobile banking while they are in Australia or overseas.

  • Mobile/Wireless/Convergence

    In pictures: CIO roundtable - Improving your digital intelligence

    CIOs gathered at Sydney's O Bar and Dining to discuss how they deal with the business disruption created by a new global digital economy.

  • Technology

    Antique equipment dents IPv6 reliability

    Devices on the edge of the network are holding back performance of IPv6, according to networking industry officials on a panel at APNIC 38.

  • In Pictures: In memoriam - Apple's iPod through the years

    In the wake of Apple's recent decision to retired the iPod Classic, let's take a look back at the progression of the device that changed the music industry.

  • Big Data

    IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

    With the newest commercial service to spring from its highly publicised Watson cognitive computing initiative, IBM is attempting to streamline the process of analysing data so business managers can pull insights from data sets without the help of IT experts.

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