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Data61 CEO wants to create global R&D hub

Data61 wants to actively pursue opportunities overseas and become a global research and development hub for corporates, CEO Adriana Turner said today.

Written by Rebecca Merrett20 Jan. 16 15:12

Businesses turn to the sciences for answers in analytics

What do scientists know about everyday business challenges? A lot more than you think, according to a new report. Deloitte Analytics Trends 2016 report has found data analytics in the science world can help solve business problems.

Written by Rebecca Merrett14 Jan. 16 11:23

University of Sydney hires new CIO

The University of Sydney has hired Mike Day as its new CIO. Day started in the role this month and has taken over from Bruce Meikle, who is now director, enabling technologies at the university.

Written by Rebecca Merrett13 Jan. 16 15:14

Australian organisations sign letter rejecting government encryption ban

​Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), Australian Privacy Foundation and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have joined more than 130 other organisations worldwide that want to put a stop to governments and third parties trying to circumvent encryption.

Written by Rebecca Merrett12 Jan. 16 10:47

CIO year in review

Digital took centre stage this year for many CIOs, who helped lead their organisations through some form of transformation.

Written by Rebecca Merrett23 Dec. 15 13:42

Spectrum barrier to be removed to help facilitate Internet of Things

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has proposed regulatory changes which will remove a technical barrier in accessing spectrum for wireless machine-to-machine links that support the Internet of Things.

Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Dec. 15 13:52

Where are technology skills heading in 2016?

Next year will see increased demand for user experience, data science and cyber security skills, with non-traditional forms of education gaining traction in the market, according to analysts.

Written by Rebecca Merrett21 Dec. 15 15:55

Where is wearable computing heading in 2016?

Driving contextual apps, moving beyond pure augmented and virtual reality, and more industry applications is where wearable computing is heading in 2016, according to analysts.

Written by Rebecca Merrett18 Dec. 15 12:10