IT Brief Australia - Technology news for CIOs & IT decision-makers

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Prepare your wallets: the Steam Summer Sale is here
Fri, 23rd Jun 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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steam
Steam's summer extravaganza strikes again, tempting gamers with ludicrous discounts on top titles. Beware wallet woes and Steam-Sale Addiction!.
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Promapp unleashes lean, mean tagging machine
Fri, 23rd Jun 2017
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workflow automation
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promapp
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bpm
New Zealand's Promapp introduces Lean Tagging, a new functionality to help organisations integrate lean improvement initiatives.
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FinTech Australia maps the industry's ecosystem
Fri, 23rd Jun 2017
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fintech
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fintech australia
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ecosystem platforms
Australia's fintech industry body has released an ecosystem map showcasing its 119 members and financial services.
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Vodafone shows improved average surf speeds in May
Thu, 22nd Jun 2017
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telecommunications
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truenet
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isp
After noticing Vodafone delivered slower average speeds than other ISPs in April, TrueNet have announced a significant improvement in May results.
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Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
Thu, 22nd Jun 2017
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video
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digital entertainment
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akamai
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
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Nintendo's new frantic fighter lets players take up ARMS
Thu, 22nd Jun 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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nintendo
The latest fun-filled fight-fest from Nintendo features spring loaded arms and interchangeable fists. Sounds crazy and amazing to us.
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Gaming conference invites Kiwis to learn from the experts
Wed, 21st Jun 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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never alone
Games for Learning conference invites gaming experts, Kiwi game devs and educators to explore the role of games in learning.
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Tomorrow comes today: Gorillaz help Jaguar recruit coders
Wed, 21st Jun 2017
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cartech
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vr
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jaguar land rover
Jaguar Land Rover is recruiting coders through a collaboration with virtual band Gorillaz in an innovative new app. #Jaguar #Gorillaz #coding.
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Aussie Rugby Union tech partnership a deal of two halves
Wed, 21st Jun 2017
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uc
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it automation
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crestron
Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has signed a two-year contract with Crestron to provide advanced control and automation systems.
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You're invited: Enabling e-Learning free PD webinars
Tue, 20th Jun 2017
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3d printing
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webinar
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robotics
There's a back catalog of e-Learning webinars sitting there for onto it educators to view on demand. Take advantage of free PD to bring tech to class.
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Six tips for integrating tech in the classroom
Tue, 20th Jun 2017
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microsoft
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technology in the classroom
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digital citizenship
Discover six transformative tips from educator Eileen Heller on skilfully embedding tech into teaching for dynamic, student-centred classrooms.
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Online competition turns class-clowns into comedy writers
Tue, 20th Jun 2017
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ncea
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comedy
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online competition
Online tutorial site launched comedy writing competition and digital engagement with Kiwi students has been high. Is comedy in class a good tool?.
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Flipping classes with collaborative discussion videos
Tue, 20th Jun 2017
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video
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e-learning
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technology in the classroom
Using video to support and encourage learning is an exciting digital development that's getting more and more accessible for educators.
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Internship pathway sees Manaiakalani students enter IT
Mon, 19th Jun 2017
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it careers
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career pathways
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manaiakalani
Manaiakalani students break into IT through Fusion Networks' tailored internship, bridging the experience gap for Kiwi youth.
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You're Invited: Conference explores games and learning
Mon, 19th Jun 2017
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gaming
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e-learning
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technology gifts
Upcoming conference invites educators and the games industry to meet and look to the future of learning, together.
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New report looks at immersive tech and education
Mon, 19th Jun 2017
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vr
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edtech
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mr
Report released looking at the projected uptake of VR technologies in education and how the edtech sector will up their game.
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E3 2017: Nintendo unveils new Mario, Metroid and more
Thu, 15th Jun 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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super mario
Nintendo showcase brings you something old, something new and something borrowed and blue as Sonic joins crowd favourites in E3 announcements.
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School IT procurement survey finds out which tech wins
Thu, 15th Jun 2017
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
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chromebooks
A recent survey has asked schools what their IT preferences are for digital devices in the classroom. Which product would be best for you?.
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Up your VR immersion - get more than just the goggles
Wed, 14th Jun 2017
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gaming
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technology gifts
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vr
Headset designed to get the best immersion from your Playstation VR system hits the shelves. We get you the specs and a breakdown.
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Telco wants Kiwis to have a bit of rugby with their data
Wed, 14th Jun 2017
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vodafone
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rugby
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sky sports
Vodafone is offering free SKY Sport for a year to new customers who sign up for their unlimited broadband package.
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Kiwi internet speeds soar as UFB rollout nears completion
Wed, 14th Jun 2017
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broadband
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fibre
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rural broadband initiative
Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme 75% complete, providing fibre access to over 1 million households and businesses in New Zealand.
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Research discovers predicted year robots could replace us
Tue, 13th Jun 2017
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it automation
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ai
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robotics
Oxford study forecasts robots to take over jobs within a decade, reshaping the future workforce and prompting a major educational shift.
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Royal recognition for digital education innovator
Tue, 13th Jun 2017
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māori
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pedagogy
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queen's birthday honours
Long time champion for Māori and education recognised in last week's Queen's Birthday Honours. Pat Snedden joins the Order of Merit for his services.
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LMS ups its game to meet evolving teacher needs
Tue, 13th Jun 2017
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hyperscale
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public cloud
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cloud services
Desire2Learn has announced major upgrades to its Brightspace K-12 Learning Management System to engage younger learners and meet modern learning needs.