A report into emerging technologies and their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry has been released.

The 2011 Horizon Report is the eighth in the annual series of reports focused on emerging technology in the higher education environment.

Each edition of the Horizon Report introduces six emerging technologies or practices that are likely to enter mainstream use within three adoption horizons over the next five years. Key trends and challenges that will affect current practice over the same time frame add context to these discussions.

Australia’s ICT Research Centre of Excellence NICTA, enterprise software company SAP and Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation Fraunhofer have announced the opening of the Future Logistics Living Lab. 

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced that it will invest in a multi-million dollar Next Generation Data Centre in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney, expected to open later this year.

An industry watchdog which can police the cloud computing market is needed to avoid enterprises coming unstuck when offloading their computing to a cloud provider, according to industry research specialist Longhaus.

Technology sector stalwart Peter Coroneos has announced he will retire from his role as chief executive of the Internet Industry Association in June.

Australia's national broadband network will cost taxpayers 24 times as much as South Korea's but deliver services at just one-tenth the speed, new research claims.

A shortage of IT professionals will drive up salaries and force some companies to look overseas to source talent, according to the annual Robert Walters Salary Survey.

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