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NBN speeds report shows providers are lifting their game

NBN speeds report shows providers are lifting their game

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently released its 6th report on real-world NBN speeds. The results were not too bad between all the major providers, who now deliver between 80.4 percent and 86.7 percent of maximum plan speeds during the peak usage hours of 7pm – 11pm. The sample is now large enough to provide peak hour speed information about 9 major ISPs [Internet Service providers]. TPG topped the pack coming out with customers found to be receiving 86.7 percent of its plan’s maximum speeds during busy periods, putting this ISP ahead of the eight other providers, Aussie… Read more »

Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

Smart move: council backs Generation STEM

It is widely accepted science, technology, engineering and mathematics – STEM for short – will be the key to success for young people in the next few years. Recognising this, Campbelltown Council will back Generation STEM, an innovative new program launched last week. Campbelltown has committed to supporting this new State Government initiative from the start and will partner with the CSIRO in a three-year agreement to deliver Generation STEM to local high schools. Eight Campbelltown schools have already signed up to participate in the first year: Ingleburn, Macquarie Fields, Robert Townson, Sarah Redfern, Thomas Reddall high schools and Macarthur… Read more »

High speed internet for the health care system tackles hepatitis C

High speed internet for the health care system tackles hepatitis C

A unique health program operating in South West Sydney is providing patients with rapid access to specialist advice to fast-track their treatment. Many refer to Project ECHO as “high speed internet for the healthcare system”, because specialists are providing input to help cure and treat patients with hepatitis C at rapid speed. Instead of waiting to see a specialist, a patient’s primary health care provider contacts the expert for advice and takes that knowledge back to treat them. Liverpool Hospital Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department head Miriam Levy said a weekly video conference between health professionals was de-centralising knowledge and empowering… Read more »

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Transport industry coming under the spell of technological advances

We live in an increasingly connected world where digital communication and the technology driving it are rapidly changing the way we live our lives. The road freight and transport industry is no different. From fleets to manufacturers, to owner drivers, everyone is exploring new ways of sharpening efficiency. Telematics isRead more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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Animal pests fight goes digital

A new online pest animal toolkit from the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) is a one stop shop of practical knowledge to arm rural property owners from Rossmore to Wedderburn with the information and connections they need to combat pest animals. IA CRC digital communications manager Keryn LapidgeRead more »

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This app will make you even smarter than you are now

Finally, your smartphone can be used for something important and meaningful. Learn about everything when doing nothing. Listen, read and learn a topic in just 29 minutes. Why 29 minutes? Because it is 29 Minute Books that’s behind the release of what could be this year’s most important app andRead more »

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Stonebridge set to boost digital capabilities

Stonebridge Systems has appointed former M&C Saatchi Group Operations Director Marc van den Berg to the role of Head of Digital. His main goal will be to further develop Stonebridge’s digital capabilities, especially in the areas of strategy and UX consulting, building upon the highly valued technical services currently providedRead more »

Seniors are getting help to learn online skills

Help for seniors to master the digital universe

Macarthur’s seniors will continue to have free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million investment by the Australian Government. Canberra has invested $1.3 million to assist more than 97,000 older Australians continue building their digitalRead more »

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Make online privacy your priority

“As the use of smart devices, mobile apps and online services continues to rise, the risk to privacy is also increasing,’’ says NSW Privacy Commissioner Dr Elizabeth Coombs. “It is no surprise that privacy remains a hot topic and the protection of our personal information continues to be important toRead more »

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