IT Management > Research & development

NICTA tests social TV recommendation engine

16 June, 2011 by Merri Mack

Australian research institute NICTA is trialling a technology that recommends media to consumers, based on their friends’ own media consumption. The technology may be used in future packages from service providers, Merri Mack reports.


Social media bringing ambivalent returns

23 March, 2011

A global study into the business value of social media strategies has found that there are as many failures as successes when it comes to organisations attempting to foster fans on social media sites like Facebook.


Comms Alliance and IBES launch digital economy research project

23 March, 2011

The Communications Alliance has teamed up with University of Melbourne's IBES to look into the effect of changes in the telecommunications and media industries on regulation in the digital economy.


IBM gets the deal for the Synchroton research facility

08 February, 2011

The Australian Synchrotron and Monash University have selected IBM technology for a new research facility.


Road test for traffic incident management system

31 January, 2011

NICTA and the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) have reaffirmed a research agreement under which they are developing new systems to improve the management of traffic incidents on the state’s roads. The agreement is part of the RTA’s ongoing commitment to improve incident responses, consistent with the Moroney Report on the F3 traffic incident in April 2010.


NSW Government tips in $6 million for innovative ICT initiatives

22 December, 2010

The tourism and retail sectors will be the first to benefit from a new $6 million NSW Government fund to develop innovative new-to-market information communication technology initiatives.


World-first smartchip for chronic pain developed in Sydney

14 December, 2010

NSW Treasurer and Minister for State and Regional Development Eric Roozendaal has announced Sydney researchers are preparing for human trials of a world-first smartchip designed to treat chronic pain by implanting it near the spinal cord.


Centre for Broadband Innovation open for action

08 December, 2010 by Merri Mack

The Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI) was launched this week on the CSIRO campus in Marsfield. The ACBI is a joint initiative between the NSW Government and research organisations CSIRO and National ICT Australia (NICTA). The centre will help NSW capitalise on the National Broadband Network (NBN).  


HP's new approach to R&D

24 November, 2010

Ovum's Principal Analyst Roy Illsley comments on the change of culture at HP when it comes to R&D.


iiNet opens R&D lab

23 November, 2010

iiNet has opened an R&D lab to drive innovation.  


University of Wollongong gains R&D centre

09 November, 2010

Indian outsourcing company MphasiS sets up on University of Wollongong campus.


NICTA spin-off chalks up a billion mobile handsets

08 November, 2010

Software from NICTA spin-out company Open Kernel Labs has secured one million mobile handsets.


Innovation R&D lab for Melbourne

04 November, 2010

Tellabs will create an innovation solutions research lab in Australia which is expected to generate up to 25 jobs by the end of 2011.


IBM chooses Gold Coast for new software team

25 October, 2010

In a coup for the city, the Gold Coast has ‘outgunned’ rival cities to lure international IT specialist IBM to establish a new software development team.   


IBM to establish R&D lab at University of Melbourne

14 October, 2010

Under a new agreement with the Victorian Government, IBM will create a new research and development laboratory at the University of Melbourne.


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