An international team of researchers has found a new method of producing molecular magnets. Their thin layer systems made of cobalt and an organic material could pave the way for more powerful storage media as well as faster and more energy-efficient processors for information processing. The results of this research have been published in the journal Nature.
This week: the inquiry into the Queensland Health payroll fiasco hears fresh admissions of IBM exploiting leaked documents from rivals, while analysts peg Windows 8 as the reason for dramatic drops in PC shipments.
Social media has the capacity to be the glue that connects your business with the rest of the world.
HP’s chairman, Ray Lane, has stepped down after being narrowly re-elected at this year’s annual meeting. Meanwhile, regulators in six European states are looking at laying fines on Google for its 2012 changes to its privacy policies.
The huge proliferation of social media and mobile technologies is fast becoming a game-changer for Australian organisations and their relationships with customers. This explosion in data, from consumers who are continuously connected, is now viewed by many companies as essential for effective customer engagement.
The IT industry has once again called for Australian businesses to move online, warning that they risk getting left behind by their more innovative competitors. There are some free tools to help - and we’re looking for more.
The panic in Cyprus surrounding plans to levy private citizens’ bank accounts to pay for a bailout has driven a steep rise in the value of digital currency, Bitcoin.
US feds are investigating claims Microsoft and some of its business partners bribed government officials around the globe in return for software contracts. Meanwhile, executives at Microsoft, Apple and Adobe faced tough questions from Australian MPs at an inquiry into why Australians are charged more than those in the US for identical products.
At the recent NICTA TechFest, held at Parliament House in Canberra, we had the opportunity to speak with Professor Robert C Williamson, the leader of NICTA’s Machine Learning team, about some of the big innovations he thinks CIOs need to keep their eyes on.
Last week the Australian branch of ICT services provider Gen-i announced it will cut approximately two-thirds of its staff, and an inquiry into the Queensland Health payroll fiasco, which is said to have burned many hundreds of millions of state funds and may have involved collusion, began.
CSIRO recently launched Australia’s largest publicly funded research initiative focused on the digital economy. The Digital Productivity and Services Flagship (DPAS) is a $40 million research initiative focusing on the services sector and optimising the full value of national broadband infrastructure.
Compuware APM AJAX Edition 4 is a cross-browser diagnostics tool. The software helps developers test and diagnose performance issues across recent and legacy browser versions in Internet Explorer and Firefox.
In the last week, financial advisory firms have called for HP shareholders to deny the re-election of several HP board members following recent poor acquisitions, and the Australian Minister for Immigration has claimed that 457 temporary work visas have caused a drop in IT salaries.
Big data is not about the technology. Big data is not about the next big thing in the IT department. Big data is not all about the social media revolution. Big data is all about really smart people forging the tools to enable business and organisations to stop guessing about which decision is the right one to make.
With the increasing popularity of big data, business intelligence, and data mining and analytics, our ethical footprints are becoming both more expansive and harder to see.