This report explores developments in information and communications technology (ICT) that support the collection, connection and analysis of data through sensing and monitoring. Sensors are parts of all machines that gather data and have an integral role in subsequent processing and transport of data. Monitoring is a process that observes a state in time or tracks changes in data sets to derive information. Together, sensing and monitoring provide a mechanism for harvesting digital data. This growth in digital data is being used to drive changes in production and distribution processes and the reach of services in the Australian economy.
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