Chromebooks continue their march into Australian schools after big successes internationally. The relatively cheap and easy to maintain Chromebooks match with the budget constrained and light touch needs of school IT departments. With Acer winning the contract at Kingsford Smith School in ACT, they’ll supply 15,000 Acer Chromebook’s and and support across...
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    The South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will reveal a New energy policy tomorrow at 11am. The announcement comes on the back of conversations with Tesla Founder Elon Musk about how the company could assist the state (and the country) in storing energy made from their high volume of renewable energy generation. Is...
  • Malcom Turnbull talks to Elon Musk, knew batteries were the solution in 2015

    Today Australia’s Prime Minister had a conversation with Tesla founder Elon Musk. The talks involved a possible battery storage option for to assist Australia’s energy issues, particularly in South Australia. Today’s discussion came on the back of an offer from Musk to build 100mWh PowerPack system in less than 100 days,...
  • Australian Government’s environment policy must include Battery Storage

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke to the National Press Club today and one of the big changes to his policy lineup is the country’s energy policy. Like the NBN, Turnbull says we need to be technology agnostic as he tries to sell Government investment to build new coal-fueled power...
  • Melbourne is building a 75MW solar farm to power world’s largest tram network

    Solar trams are coming to Melbourne and that’s a massive deal for the city, state and country. Melbourne has the largest operating tram network in the world with 250km of track with a staggering 1,763 stops and the trams run more than 20 hours per day. Back in 2013-14...
  • Census is back online, IBM breaks silence. So what the hell happened?

    The Census website is finally back online. After being offline for around 44 hours, the site was switched on again this afternoon, however due to DNS propagation issues, many users still experienced problems, receiving ‘this site cannot be reached’. This morning the Prime Minister was angry, he started pointing fingers...
  • Tonight is Census night, ABS does terrible job at explaining security

    Tonight is Census night, when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) asks all Australians to capture a snapshot in time of what Australia looks like. This data has been collected for more than 100 years and the data helps shape decisions and investment in Australia’s education, health, transport and infrastructure. This year, Census...
  • Meet your new minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

    The Government has announced their new ministerial lineup under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was returned to office after Australia’s federal election. Greg Hunt (@GregHuntMP) is now Australia’s minister for as minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. Previously the minister for the environment, there are opportunities for his old portfolio...
  • AIIA calls for electronic voting in Australia

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the nation’s peak body for the technology industry, has called for electronic voting in Australia. If the system were already in place, we would already know the outcome of Saturday’s Federal election. Actually we’d know the results the instant the voting window closed. So far, almost...
  • Watch Zuckerberg and POTUS talk about entrepreneurs

    Overnight Mark Zuckerberg streamed live on Facebook, a discussion with President of the United States, Barack Obama. The pair were speaking at the 7th Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford which this year was held in Silicon Valley and attracted people from 170 countries and 20 governments sent representatives. The summit...
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    The Australian Labor party have just announced the detail on a revised NBN policy they’ll take to the election. The plan differs significantly from their original, ambitious NBN plan to delivery FTTP NBN to 93% of Australians, largely as a result of how far the project has progressed under the...

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