Top 10 Australia IT stories of 2017

As one of the most developed IT markets in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia has been a first-mover in mastering and deploying advanced information and communications technology across a large segment of its economy. 

Whether it is tapping artificial intelligence to boost patient care or empowering police officers with mobility initiatives, Australia is often seen as a leader that uses technology effectively not for its own sake, but to make a positive impact on its people, businesses and economy.

In this review of the top 10 Computer Weekly articles focused on IT in Australia, we look at what the country is doing to improve work productivity, upgrade its supercomputing infrastructure, harness the internet of things to improve business operations and realise its space ambitions.

1. Inside Australia’s supercomputing journey

The country’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation has upgraded its high performance computing infrastructure to keep pace with global research

2. Australia outlines space ambitions

A national space agency would put the country in the league of nations with space capabilities, but questions about its true value remain

3. Cracking genomic codes with the cloud

Australian researchers are using Amazon’s Lambda serverless computing service to solve pressing health problems

4. Australian broadcaster hit by data breach

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the latest organisation to fall prey to misconfigured Amazon S3 storage buckets, exposing database backups and sensitive data such as login credentials

5. Australia’s cyber…

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