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In pictures: Welcome to the age of the Cloud Worker - how to meet the demands of a new worker

The way we work has changed. The rise of cloud adoption has brought with it a new kind of worker, the cloud worker. They are untethered, yet connected, unplugged, yet empowered. They demand flexibility and mobility - getting work done on any device, anytime from any place. Businesses need to prepare for this new way of working that’s promising economic efficiency and security for businesses, and greater collaboration and productivity for employees. Although bullish and aggressive on cloud, many businesses are unsure how to approach the concept of end-user computing in the cloud era. A group of tech experts gathered in Brisbane to discuss how to meet the demands of the Cloud Worker.

Slideshow In pictures: Welcome to the age of the Cloud Worker - how to meet the demands of a new worker

Australia's oldest computer moves to Melbourne's Scienceworks

Scienceworks has welcomed what it says is one of the most important pieces of Australian innovation, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Automatic Computer (CSIRAC), to its Think Ahead exhibition in Melbourne. CSIRAC is considered one of the most significant objects in Museums Victoria's collection of 17 million items. It's half the size of a shipping container and about one millionth of the speed, computing power and volume of a smartphone. It was considered cutting-edge when it was built in 1949. Originally engineered at CSIRO in Sydney, CSIRAC was moved to the University of Melbourne in 1955. After taking a year to reassemble, it was switched on in 1956. Until the early 1960s, the computer's power was used by science and industry, and demand was so great that people often had to wait weeks to get access. It operated for 30,000 hours and tackled around 700 projects from playing electronic music and making weather forecasts to calculating mortgages and playing some of the first computer games.

Slideshow Australia's oldest computer moves to Melbourne's Scienceworks

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