by Rebecca Merrett

Pilbara 4G LTE network, BI dashboard feature in state iAwards

Jun 23, 20142 mins
InnovationIT Management

The 2014 national iAward finalists and WAiTTA winners for Western Australia, along with ACT iAward winners, were announced last week. The state iAwards recognised a wide variety of technologies, ranging from Rio Tinto’s 4G LTE network to National Blood Authority’s treatment management app.

CIO Australia takes a look at three projects from Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.

Rio Tinto’s wireless 4G LTE network

The network was deployed at West Angelas mine in the Pilbara region, and used for in-pit mining operations such as safety systems and asset monitoring.

Alcatel-Lucent provides the fibre backbone for the network, as well as network management and professional services.

Rio Tinto wants to grow its mining operations in the Pilbara area to 353 million tonnes by 2015.

The network got Rio Tinto into the national iAwards finalists for resources category.

WA Department of Housing’s BI dashboard

A ‘maintenance dashboard’, developed by the department together with consulting company Ignia, uses a platform approach to business intelligence to help staff make better decisions around sub-optimal spending and to accelerate job order completion.

A data dictionary was also developed that visualises reports and data sources, making it easy for staff with low technical ability to do analysis.

The project was completed in three months using a Scalable Agile approach.

The dashboard got WA department of Housing into national iAwards finalist finalists for tools category.

National Blood Authority’s MyABDR app

The app allows people with bleeding disorders or caregivers to record treatments and bleeds, manage treatment product stock, share information with their Haemophilia Centre through the Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR), and update their contact and personal details.

The app is built for Android and iOS, and was launched in March 2014.

“These details are immediately listed on their clinical record in the ABDR and accessible by their clinicians. This enables clinical staff in supporting hospitals to provide more timely and targeted clinical care to improve health outcomes for their patients,” the Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash, said in a statement.

The app won the National Blood Authority the community, health and government for ACT category award.

For a full list of the iAwards 2014 winners, click here.

Winner CIO

Vito Forte at Fortescue Metals Group won the Western Australian CIO Year 2014 award.

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