Australia’s largest university, Monash in Melbourne, is set to expand the presence of Google technology on campus, now providing staff across the university with Google Apps Education edition, following the successful transition of students to the web-based service last November.
A joint report just published by Monash University’s Centre for Community Networking Research and the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), recommends the strengthening of information and communication technology (ICT) capability in the community services sector, arguing that it is critical for its success in promoting social justice, equity and inclusion in 21st century Australia.
Material scientists and nanotechnologists get very excited about the potential of graphene — a one-atom-thick sheet of bonded carbon atoms which is exceptionally strong, lightweight and flexible and is a better conductor than silicon – but they are not the only ones to see huge potential in it.
New Zealand’s largest university, the University of Auckland has deployed data centre network architecture from Juniper to radically simplify its data centre network to support the adoption of a cloud computing model.
Social networking is coming to the science lab. Cornell University and six other institutions will use a $12.2 million federal stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a Facebook-style professional networking system to link biomedical researchers across the country.
Construction of Macquarie Telecoms’ new Sydney data centre is well underway with the $60 million facility now expected to open for business early next year, and with the company already in the hunt for tenants.