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Govt dumps controversial Labor offshore cloud policy

Govt dumps controversial Labor offshore cloud policy | General Tech | Scoop.it
Complaints lead to removal of double ministerial sign-off.
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IT Should be Gardeners, Not Gatekeepers

IT Should be Gardeners, Not Gatekeepers | General Tech | Scoop.it
It’s a deluge, you’ve been told. It’s a flood of biblical proportions. Data on your customers is more abundant than ever and the internet of things is only going to make it sky rocket. From terabytes to petabytes in 60 seconds! You’ve probably also read that big data analytics tools and next generation customer information management systems mean that you, the competent but non-expert marketing analyst, can analyze these gigantic and mind-bogglingly complex datasets at th Topic: Information Management.
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12 Things Product Managers Should Do in Their First 30 Days

12 Things Product Managers Should Do in Their First 30 Days | General Tech | Scoop.it
How you approach your first 30 days will make a tremendous difference, setting you up for success or struggle.
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Great first up to-do list for product/project managers.

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Fiona Stanley Hospital IT Project to miss deadline: Audit | ZDNet

Fiona Stanley Hospital IT Project to miss deadline: Audit | ZDNet | General Tech | Scoop.it
The Western Australian Auditor General has found that the Department of Health needs to reassess the Identity Access Management project for the Fiona Stanley Hospital if it intends to complete it.
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Building the Part of Facebook No One Ever Sees

Building the Part of Facebook No One Ever Sees | General Tech | Scoop.it
Ever since we humans gave up the nomadic life and started building homes, architecture had one goal: To make life better for humans. But now, a new architecture is taking shape in remote, frozen corners of the world. And it's not designed for humans. It's for machines. In this case, for the remote machines that keep Facebook churning.
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Good article on the advances of data centre design.

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Australian Government abandons CIO role

Australian Government abandons CIO role | General Tech | Scoop.it

Another AGIMO restructured.

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Another IT shake-up in federal government, with no single body having oversight. Also looks like a potential transition to the single government website approach as is ongoing in the UK currently.

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NSW IT minister releases location intelligence strategy

NSW IT minister releases location intelligence strategy | General Tech | Scoop.it
Wants funding for automatic address mapping service.
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Hopefully, this will lead to a greater openness with government held data as well as providing enhanced public services. 

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WA spends $17m on real-time bus tracking

WA spends $17m on real-time bus tracking | General Tech | Scoop.it
Travel data to improve efficiency of bus fleet.
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Be great to see this opened up to 3rd parties to develop apps against.

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Gartner's 10 Technologies That Make Government Smarter

Gartner's 10 Technologies That Make Government Smarter | General Tech | Scoop.it
You may think it's an oxymoron, but Gartner say it is possible to have a smart government. The temptation to be facetious is pretty strong here, but after initial skepticism, we found that what Gartner was talking about is 10 different technologies that can make government more efficient.Smart governments, Gartner says, are governments that integrate information, communication and operational technologies across multiple domains, process areas and jurisdictions to generate “sustainable Topic: Information Management.
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Why CEOs and Other Top Execs Need CIOs - and the IT Team

Why CEOs and Other Top Execs Need CIOs - and the IT Team | General Tech | Scoop.it
As a customer-focused business leader, you may not like IT. You may even think everyone in the IT department is socially awkward because they spend more time interacting with computers than people. But whether you like it or not, if you want to close sales you’re going to have to invite IT to your business meetings. Perish the thought that anyone from IT will sit in on a sales call. However, it's important to sit down with your IT team and listen to what each person has to say about the Topic: Information Management.
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Li-Fi: Access the Internet Through LED Bulbs

Li-Fi: Access the Internet Through LED Bulbs | General Tech | Scoop.it
Sir Alexander Graham Bell may be better known as the guy who invented the first ‘practical’ telephone, but the Scottish scientist laid claim to an arsenal of additional innovations. Among... Keep reading →
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Sounds like a great idea with some very targeted use cases.

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Fantasy footballers and coaches rejoice—NFL players to wear RFID tags

Fantasy footballers and coaches rejoice—NFL players to wear RFID tags | General Tech | Scoop.it
Morning-after box scores, live broadcasts, and officiating may never be the same.
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Continuous Productivity: New tools and a new way of working for a new era

Continuous Productivity: New tools and a new way of working for a new era | General Tech | Scoop.it
What happens when the tools and technologies we use every day become mainstream parts of the business world?  What happens when we stop leading separate “consumer” and “professional” lives when it ...
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Very good article about new ways of working and collaboration #longreads

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Google Design

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Great look at the new Google design language announced at I/O yesterday #UX

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Why WA is Australia's least mature government IT shop

Why WA is Australia's least mature government IT shop | General Tech | Scoop.it
Too harsh? We don't think so.
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Scathing view on the state of Government IT here in WA.

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Queensland government to go digital first | ZDNet

Queensland government to go digital first | ZDNet | General Tech | Scoop.it
The Queensland government has unveiled its strategy and action plan to move more government services online.
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Google’s machine-learning data centers make themselves more efficient

Google’s machine-learning data centers make themselves more efficient | General Tech | Scoop.it
Neural networks drive Google's energy usage to even lower lows.
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Microsoft’s Infinity Room makes big data beautiful

Microsoft’s Infinity Room makes big data beautiful | General Tech | Scoop.it
San Francisco played host to a special mirrored room last month for an impressive illustration of big data. Software giant Microsoft was in town for its SQL Server 2014 launch party, and the...
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Commission of Audit recommends IT outsourcing agenda

Commission of Audit recommends IT outsourcing agenda | General Tech | Scoop.it
Promotes digital, cloud-first approach to whole-of-government IT.
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Gartner Rates SAP Top BI Vendor, Notes Microsoft's Growth

Gartner Rates SAP Top BI Vendor, Notes Microsoft's Growth | General Tech | Scoop.it
Just when you thought IT budgets were recovering, Gartner dumps a bucket of cold water on the notion — particularly in the business intelligence (BI) space. According to new research, spending on BI has stagnated again, and it doesn’t look like the situation will improve in the near future. Gartner rated SAP as the biggest BI vendor by far, followed by Oracle, IBM, SAS and Microsoft. While Microsoft only ranks fifth, it experienced the most growth in the space in the past 12 months, Topic: Information Management.
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Why Microsoft's Reign Will Continue

Why Microsoft's Reign Will Continue | General Tech | Scoop.it
Leave it to Box CEO and chief Microsoft critic Aaron Levie to spread the word, check out his tweet yesterday: Someone at Microsoft officially pressed the "we're not screwing around anymore" button. Quite impressive to watch.— Aaron Levie (@levie) April 15, 2014 Obviously Levie was tuned into the same Microsoft Customer data event as we were, and we agree with his conclusion -- Microsoft has an impressive (data) play. Topic: Big Data.
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Microsoft's push into the big data analytics space continues with an end-to-end offering.

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