Australian Census IT disaster: IITP Techblog #vmvwiki #vmvweb #vmvsocial

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This really doesn’t help move IT into the future. When you think we have companies that deliver accounting (e.g. Xero, MYOB) and banking services securely in the cloud – and in the mobile space.. maybe its time to consider moving away from the "safe" companies – which are proving to be both expensive and unreliable to using the local talent capable of producing high quality systems at significantly lower costs. This is not a new phenomenon and has been going on since the days of the mainframe.


Re-decentralising the web – Tim Berners-Lee and Solid #vmvwiki #vmvweb

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2016 Berners-Lee’s new project, underway at his MIT lab, is called Solid (“social linked data”), a way for you to own your own data while making it available to the applications that you want to be able to use it.

With Solid, you store your data in “pods” (personal online data stores) that are hosted wherever you would like. But Solid isn’t just a storage system: It lets other applications ask for data. If Solid authenticates the apps and — importantly — if you’ve given permission for them to access that data, Solid delivers it.

Weinberger, D. (2016, August 10) How the father of the World Wide Web plans to reclaim it from Facebook and Google Retrieved from

Why do people resist new technologies? #vmvwiki #vmvsocial

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Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide the answer | World Economic Forum

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University students, you are being watched #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvsocial

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Learning Analytics… Students of Australia, you are being watched. Not only in the lecture hall, but every time you log on, and even when you walk across the campus.

In NZ TEC demonstrated at the ITx Conference their build of a massive big data system tracking from schools through tertiary to jobs, with impressive drill down capabilities … Linking to other Government databases.

Google Scholar Button for Chrome #vmvwiki #vmvresearch

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From Adam in the EIT Library

There is a Google Scholar button that can be added to your Chrome browser via the Chrome Web Store

Once this has been added, you can select any relevant text on a website you’re browsing and use the button to search for it in Google Scholar. This can be useful if the text you’re reading makes reference to other articles you want to find. For example, selecting an article title from the below reference list and then using the Scholar button provided access to the selected article.

As it will search for any selected text, you could also use it to search for topics or author’s names. However, only the first few results will be displayed in the drop down box. To see all results click the 4 arrow icon at the bottom of the displayed results. For example, selecting the physicist’s name from the below article allowed me to find papers he has published. Of course, this may not work so well with more common names.



Overview of the mobile app development process #vmvwiki #vmvmobile

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Mobile app development infographic

The world’s first website went online 25 years ago (Aug 6, 1991) #vmvwiki #vmvweb #vmvsocial

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On August 6th 1991 25 years ago the world’s first website went live to the public. The site, created by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, was a basic text page with hyperlinked words that connected to other pages.

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