Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).
Technology developed by Australian critical infrastructure management solutions vendor Opengear is successfully allowing remote maintenance of hospital-based robots worldwide to aide the recovery of stroke patients.
The big data market continues to get bigger, with investment in big data technologies growing incrementally, as the latest survey of the market reveals that 73% of organisations have already invested or plan to do so in the next two years.
The future is bright for the wearables market with predictions that the worldwide smartwatch and wristband market is set to take-off, with smartwatches expected to comprise 40% of consumer wristworn devices by 2016.