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Category Archives: Digital Technology

The pitfalls and advantages of examinations moving online

Last month’s Naplan failure – which saw up to 60 percent of the Australian school students undertaking the online test experience connectivity issues and other technical glitches – has resulted in the widespread call to reassess how nationwide mandatory testing is delivered.  State…

Delving into the power of social media marketing

For as long as it has been around, social media has been a prominent force in the modern world. Originally designed to be an online network of international communication platforms, social media was influential from its very beginning. Before social media, communication on an international…

Big data currently having profound impact on healthcare

Technological influence has been making itself known on a global scale for a few years now. Every industry, every aspect of modern life, has felt the keen sting of technological advancement including, as it turns out, healthcare. While healthcare is one of the…

Future dining transactions may be in cryptocurrency

It is no secret that the world has been steadily becoming more digitally focused over the years. This is especially true of the last ten years or so, when digitised movements began to become mainstream rather than the niche they were always considered…

How Artificial Intelligence is utilized in Eco-Business

The first image that likely comes to mind when we think about artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the sentiment robots that walk and talk like humans. However, there is more to AI than robots – machine learning. AI makes it possible for…

Blockchain is revolutionising the finance industry

We are positively surrounded by marvels of technology and digitalisation. Electricity lights up our lives, even carries us from point A to point B now. The internet has given us an entirely new and unique era of marketing – the digital era. Smartphones,…

Nano-satellites and worldwide internet access

The internet has enjoyed a rapid rise to global fame. When we were first introduced to dial-up, it was life-changing. And today, we no longer need to decide between using the home phone or using the internet – in fact, many households no…

Linkedin to the classroom

There was a time when homework was given out via printed worksheets. There was a time when a teacher had to meticulously staple together workbooks for students to work with. These workbooks, after being written on, would be stowed into a folder so…

3D Printing: The game changer

The Third Industrial Revolution is in progress. American economic theorist, Jeremy Rifkin, says, “This could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity.” As digital communication “distributes capitalism” and allows…

Social media challenges overcome by blockchain technology

Social media networks are continually changing each day to meet the standards of consumers, technology, and the systems that power them. Some social media networks are even powered by blockchain, a way of tracking transaction history on a a shared ledger that cannot…

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The Digital Age publishes informative articles and research findings that elaborate on how the internet and social media have transformed businesses, communications and information systems in the millennial era. Established in 2017, The Digital Age aims to become an impactful and lasting publication for all UNSW Information Systems and Business Students.

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