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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    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.

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    Senior researcher Jonathan Gray discusses a performance assurance technology called ePASA, which can help identify performance problems in business-critical systems before they're even switched on.

    It is able, for example, to model and simulate the business choice of buying or renting a new datacentre, going to a public cloud or using a government private cloud. From these options, it can show a comparison of those options side by side and show information such as the cost characteristics of each.

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    TrustWorks360 director James Kelaher runs through a proposal to develop a digital wallet where users can transact with other parties with minimal disclosure of their personal information.

    It also allows users to quickly register without having to repeatedly fill in electronic forms, and also set their preferences as to how they are contacted.

    It is now being introduced by the UK Government and similar to what the US is currently doing. It is currently being examined by the Australian Government on how it can be used to purchase prepaid SIM cards.

Topics: Broadband, Government AU, NBN, Tech Industry

Michael Lee

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A Sydney, Australia-based journalist, Michael Lee covers a gamut of news in the technology space including information security, state Government initiatives, and local startups.

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