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Stories by Byron Connolly

Amazon launches corporate email

By Byron Connolly | 29 January, 2015 11:28

Amazon Web Services has launched ‘WorkMail’, a cloud-based corporate email and calendaring service that will compete against Microsoft and Google.

MYOB dives into mid-market cloud

By Byron Connolly | 28 January, 2015 15:26

MYOB is moving deeper into the mid-market with the release Wednesday of its cloud-based ERP software, MYOB Advanced.

BI power shifting from IT to the business

By Byron Connolly | 28 January, 2015 10:37

Traditional business intelligence and analytic models are being disturbed as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business, according to Gartner.

Being a CIO focused on customer experience

By Byron Connolly | 23 January, 2015 15:53

While many CIOs are grappling with the need to move beyond IT operations and contribute more to improving customer service, it’s a concept that VMware’s global CIO, Tony Scott, understands very well.

Improved market confidence, large projects to drive IT job growth

By Byron Connolly | 20 January, 2015 16:27

Returning market confidence and large digital and security projects are expected to drive IT hiring this year, according to recruitment firm Robert Walters.

Mandy Ross new Tatts Group CIO

By Byron Connolly | 19 January, 2015 16:56

Lottery and gaming company, Tatts Group, has appointed Mandy Ross as its new CIO.

NSW govt commences talks with Infosys, Unisys for shared services

By Byron Connolly | 17 December, 2014 13:38

The NSW government has established a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Infosys and Unisys to progress detailed discussions for both companies to provide shared ICT services to agencies.

Qantas names new IT head

By Byron Connolly | 14 December, 2014 19:02

Qantas' executive manager, Robert Marcolina, has been promoted to a role that includes IT, following a shake up of the airline's executive team.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - The Internet of Things - exploring the possibilities

By Byron Connolly | 09 December, 2014 16:23

IT leaders gathered at Melbourne's Vue De Monde restaurant to discuss what the Internet of Things (IoT) means to their organisations, and the business drivers and key to success for their IoT projects.

The luncheon was sponsored by Microsoft and Readify.

Westfield IT chief Peter Bourke quits

By Byron Connolly | 08 December, 2014 16:49

Westfield’s director of information technology, Peter Bourke, has quit his post and will leave the shopping centre organisation on December 31.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - Analysing your IT

By Byron Connolly | 08 December, 2014 10:50

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Aria restaurant to discuss the best ways to assess the cost and effectiveness of IT products and services across their businesses. The luncheon was sponsored by ET Business Solutions.

Data loss, downtime costs Aussie businesses $65B

By Byron Connolly | 05 December, 2014 11:55

Data loss and downtime has cost Australian organisations around $65.5 billion (US$55 billion) in the last 12 months, according to a new survey.

CBA commits $5M to quantum computing

By Byron Connolly | 02 December, 2014 10:31

The Commonwealth Bank is investing $5 million over the next five years to help researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in their quest to create a silicon-based quantum computer.

Attention IT workers: New Zealand wants you

By Byron Connolly | 27 November, 2014 15:19

There’s demand for IT jobs across the ditch and not enough workers to fill them.

Digital brokers could fix poor government service delivery

By Byron Connolly | 26 November, 2014 14:59

Employing digital service brokers to deliver online government services for citizens has been flagged as a way to repair the public sector’s bad reputation for service delivery.