NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

NICTA's glimpse of tomorrow's tech: pics

Summary: National ICT Australia (NICTA) has thrown its doors open for the seventh time in as many years, inviting all to see what's next in cutting-edge technology and also to open the Digital Productivity Showcase, a demonstration of future applications that will likely use and show the capabilities of the National Broadband Network.


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    Senath director Kanchana Wickremasinghe gives an overview of OneSME, a "cloud in a box" product aimed at small to medium enterprises that may not have the necessary technical knowledge to get their business online using the cloud. It can be used for simple cases such website hosting or scaled up to customer relationship management systems or complete e-commerce applications.

    It currently has partnerships with Rackspace and OrionVM, and expects more providers to sign on to OneSME and differentiate themselves from each other through the different value-add services they may provide. It also uses Yuruware to help monitor cloud applications.

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    NICTA senior researcher Michael Norrish runs through software that helps with conveyancing. It is able to look through documents and determine where contradicting, redundant or inconsistent rules in legal documentation exist, acting as a form of "legalese" translator.

    By understanding the underlying logic that should exist in a document, it allows documentation to be corrected earlier in the business process while lawyers are still engaged by a customer.

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    NICTA senior researcher Rami Makhtur demonstrates how an army of analysts, only affordable for large trading firms or similar, can be replaced by software that provides greater insight into data. While this data might come in the form of huge datasets, the software also runs on the provider's back-end systems, meaning that smaller trading firms would be able to have access to these insights without having to worry about the infrastructure.

    The idea of analysing big data isn't restricted to securities, however. NICTA could potentially apply it to any area with large amounts of unstructured data including keyword analysis or audio analysis.

Topics: Broadband, Government AU, NBN, Tech Industry

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