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Disney debut adds even more choice to streaming options

A week ago, on November 19, Disney+ made a smashing debut onto the stage of the streaming services battleground here in Australia. This new service is adding to the list of competitors in this landscape and Disney has the background to support itself with the banners of Walt Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar which will appear exclusively on its platform. Competitors such as Stan, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon are going to feel it with the incredible introduction deal on offer by Disney+.  So let’s take a look at who’s who, what deals are on offer and what are some… Read more »

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Here’s another initiative that confirms that our hospitals and doctors are embracing the digital world in order to provide better health care to patients. State of the art telehealth facilities have opened in Campbelltown, Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals, improving patient care through better collaboration. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin said the $700,000 project integrates the latest digital imaging, information technologies and videoconferencing facilities. “Bringing clinical minds together to determine the best way to care for a patient is so invaluable,” Ms Larkin said. “This is giving us real time access to imaging and diagnostic… Read more »

Microgrids may power the future

Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under a $50 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids. The first round of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund is now open to applications from across Australia. Up to $20 million of grants will be awarded through this first round. The grants will fund community organisations, electricity distribution businesses and other interested entities to undertake feasibility studies on the viability of microgrid solutions in off-grid and fringe-of-grid locations. Microgrids are stand alone power systems that can operate independently or maintain a connection to the grid by… Read more »

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Tech Savvy Seniors

New helping of Tech Savvy Seniors in 2016

Tech Savvy Seniors is back in the wake of its successful launch as a pilot program last year. The program provides free technology training to help local seniors stay connected in our digital society. Using a computer to send emails and access the internet is a great way to keepRead more »

Self drive vehicles

Watch for self drive cars in next 10 years

Isuzu Australia is already fully engaged with offering greater vehicle and driver visibility to customers with their current telematics offerings, Isuzu Connect and Isuzu Connect Plus. Using on-board vehicle sensors, vehicle positioning and management software, Isuzu Telematics provides real-time, 24/7 data for drivers, operators and fleet managers to access fromRead more »

tablet helps you discover digital world

This tablet will help you discover the digital world

If the only tablet you’re familiar with is one you take with water, and you think browsing is something you do at the shops, then you should consider the Campbelltown City Library Services free computer and information technology (IT) sessions starting next Wednesday, January 20. Council’s “IT & Biscuits’’ workshopsRead more »

data retention

Government offers grants for cost of data retention

The Australian Government has announced the opening of a grants program to provide up to $128.4 million to assist the telecommunications industry with the upfront costs of meeting their data retention obligations. The announcement came via a joint media release by Federal infrastructure minister Warren Truss and his Communications counterpart MitchRead more »


Research and development payoff is better roads everywhere

From pesky potholes to dangerous ruts, erosion and plain old hard-wearing have long plagued roads across regional and urban Australia. But now  Aussie company Global Road Technology (GRT) has developed an innovative and extremely successful solution being utilised all over the world. Founded just three years ago, the Australian roadRead more »


These new printers have it all covered

Konica Minolta Business Solutions has launched two new office colour multifunction printers (MFP), bizhub C368 and bizhub C308, both of which feature the most advanced wireless, mobile, and cloud technology for users to easily print whenever, and wherever they like. “As mobility plays an increasing role in today’s office, peopleRead more »


E-solutions way to go for e-commerce

It’s an ironic fact that the end result of e-commerce is invariably something delivered in a cardboard box or an envelope with a printed packing slip detailing the order. While this remains true for CraftOnline, one of Australia’s largest online craft products retailer, the application of sophisticated digital solutions toRead more »

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We love devices that connect us to the world

Three quarters of us are self confessed multi-screeners, with an increasing number planning on investing in new electronic devices in the next 12 months according to new research released by Origin and Ipsos Research Australia. The Origin Energy Essentials Report shows that personal electronic devices continue to be among ourRead more »

feral cats

Mapping and reporting app is bad news for feral cats

Feral cats are in the spotlight with the release of a feral cat mapping and reporting app called FeralCatScan. Launched as part of the Threatened Species Summit, the app was developed by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre with funding support from the Australian Government Department of the Environment. PeterRead more »

data dictionary

Data dictionary to give road transport a boost

Transport Certification Australia’s recent Telematics Data Dictionary stands to act as a catalyst for the uptake of information and communications technology within the Australian road transport industry. The dictionary provides software developers and fleet managers with a common language, boosting integration between telematics systems – such as Isuzu’s Connect, andRead more »


Smart move on emergency app

Emergency services have launched the Windows version of the Emergency+app making it available to more than 98 per cent of smartphone users. The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan launched the app at the NSW Ambulance headquarters today. The app was first introduced in December 2013 for iOS and Android devicesRead more »

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