Australian Catholic Uni turns analytics onto student wellbeing – Projects – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has turned its newly united data environment into a data lake to provide a single view of student development. The data lake uses Microsoft’s Power BI and Azure data platform to support students who may need extra help or who are at risk of dropping Continue Reading

Monash Uni infosec staff find gaping security hole in Palo Alto Networks gear – Security- Tempemail

Palo Alto Networks has issued patches for a critical authentication bypass in several of its enterprise security products that was reported to the security vendor by two Monash University infosec staff. The flaw, discovered by cybersecurity systems analyst Salman Khan and systems engineer Cameron Duck at Monash University, rates 10 Continue Reading

Murdoch Uni launches digital futures academy – Training & Development- Tempemail

Murdoch University has launched a new digital futures academy to tap the developing market for short courses and micro-credentials in digital industries. Content will be delivered both online and in-person, with plans to centre the academy at Murdoch’s planned ‘vertical campus’ in the Perth CBD. Vice chancellor Eeva Leinonen said Continue Reading

Swinburne Uni partners with Software AG on IoT – Software- Tempemail

Swinburne University of Technology is set to adopt Software AG’s Cumulocity internet of things (IoT) platform in its research and teaching programs. The university will introduce the platform to its work with commercial research partners, particularly in industrial sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, which is run out of Swinburne’s Continue Reading

Melbourne Uni scores $4m to launch space capability – Projects – Hardware- Tempemail

Source: University of Melbourne Researchers at the University of Melbourne have received $3.95 million from the Australian government to help develop the nation’s space capability. Science and engineering researchers at the university will develop a miniature satellite – about the size of a shoebox – due to be launched into Continue Reading

Flinders Uni taps Workday in HR overhaul – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

Flinders University has launched Workday HCM as its new human resources platform as part of a larger digital overhaul of systems spanning teaching, research and administration. The move to Workday is billed as an opportunity to enable the People & Culture team at Flinders to transition from a transactional focus Continue Reading

Uni tech chiefs ask IT suppliers for price relief – Finance – Strategy- Tempemail

IT directors at Australian and New Zealand universities have sought financial relief from their technology suppliers as the ongoing COVID-19 crisis eats into revenues. In an open letter, the peak body for the higher education sector’s technology chiefs thanked many vendors that had already provided free software licenses when social Continue Reading

Australian Catholic Uni taps OpenLearning in pivot to online learning – Finance – Training & Development – Software- Tempemail

OpenLearning’s Adam Brimo and Cherie Diaz with ACU’s Zlatko Skrbis The Australian Catholic University has signed a three-year deal with Sydney-based software-as-a-service provider OpenLearning to underpin its online learning ambitions and staff professional development. ACU will use OpenLearning’s platform to deliver short courses, micro-credentials and internal development programs following the Continue Reading

Tasmania Uni ramps up space tracking capability – Hardware- Tempemail

UTAS Mt Pleasant Observatory. Source: UTAS The University of Tasmania is preparing to play a greater role in the exploration and use of space with upgrades to its optical observatory. The university is set to augment its space tracking capabilities thanks to a funding agreement with the Australian Space Agency Continue Reading

Curtin Uni to launch 5G research lab with Optus – Strategy – Training & Development – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Optus and Curtin University have teamed up to use the telco’s nascent 5G network for teaching, research and industry collaboration and establish an on-campus 5G lab. Optus’ first 5G partnership with a university will also be used to further Curtin’s smart campus initiatives that kicked off in 2017 and increase Continue Reading