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Month: October 2012


Technology to put dementia at bay

Regular use of computers appears to reduce the incidence of dementia by up to 40 per cent according to a major study of more than 5,000 men aged 69-87, conducted in Western Australia over the last eight years. Osvaldo Almeida, from the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing based at the University of Western…

31 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights

Defence & Security

Planning & Design

Important prison planning issues to be discussed

We have the opportunity to speak to Mark Walters, Director - Southern Queensland Correctional Centre of Serco Asia Pacific prior to his presentation at the Prison Planning, Design, Construction and Maintenance Conference on the 29-30th November 2012 in Melbourne. What do you think is the most important issue/topic that should be discussed? I might be…

30 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights


How do we tackle the BYOD challenge?

With the rise of mobile device and smartphones usage, more and more employees are bringing their own device(s) to work and linking them up to the organisation's network; be it their work email or accessing confidential company information via specialised apps. We had an opportunity to pick the brain of Stanley Li, CEO of Netswitch…

30 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights


Preventing the rise of suicide rate

The international speaker for the 2nd Annual Forum for Suicide Prevention Policy and Practice, Carl Bell MD, Director Institute for Juvenile Research Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine University of Illinois at Chicago is a member of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention Task Force which revised the 2010 strategy to produce this updated vision.…

24 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights


Patient-centred care key driver to improving healthcare quality

The National Safety & Quality Framework, released by the ACSQHC, identifies patient-centred care as a key driver to improving the safety and quality of healthcare in Australia. Many organisations support a patient-centred approach, making it a priority to involve the patient, consumer or carer into their systems and practices. Patient-centred care has many benefits including…

16 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Q&A: Asset rationalisation and maintenance in turnouts

Toby Horstead, Senior Asset Planning Coordinator, RailCorp joins us to discuss the challenge of determining the asset life of turnouts. Turnouts require “much greater maintenance attention” than plain track and as someone who still believes that “nothing beats being on track”, Toby gives us a preview of the asset simplification at Ashfield Junction. You have…

12 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights



BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, refers to the recent phenomenon of employees using mobile connectivity devices - laptops, notebook, smartphones, tablets - for both personal and work-related activities. More and more, employees are using their individually purchased and owner devices to do everything from checking work emails to accessing confidential company information via specialised…

3 Oct 2012, by Informa Insights