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Stories by Byron Connolly

Tablet users more engaged with online banking

By Byron Connolly | 16 September, 2014 10:34

Online bank ING Direct has found that customers who use a tablet device to access its services are likely to be more engaged, with higher savings balances and more products than non-tablet users.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - Accelerating your business performance

By Byron Connolly | 15 September, 2014 10:27

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse to discuss the technologies and strategies they have in put in place to build high performance data centres. The roundtable luncheon was sponsored by Violin Memory.

Justice Health rolls out electronic medical records

By Byron Connolly | 12 September, 2014 09:56

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network plans to deliver complete electronic medical records across the New South Wales public health system following the deployment of new software.

M2M market to top $530m

By Byron Connolly | 10 September, 2014 16:37

The Australian market for machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies is expected to be worth more than $530 million by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate of 20 per cent, said researcher Ovum.

iPhone 6 buyers may wait due to high cost

By Byron Connolly | 10 September, 2014 15:54

Australians intending to buy Apple’s new iPhone 6 might delay their purchase due to the high cost, according to Telsyte.

NSW govt calls for outside help on open data

By Byron Connolly | 10 September, 2014 11:24

The NSW government is calling on the private sector to suggest new ways to reuse or reinterpret data held by its agencies under a newly established crowdsourcing initiative.

Apple’s NFC iPhone ‘tipping point’ for mobile payments

By Byron Connolly | 10 September, 2014 10:27

Apple has finally added near field communications (NFC) capabilities with its latest iPhone 6, which is likely to be a tipping point for increased uptake of mobile payment technology, says Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda.

Pawsey rigs up petascale supercomputer

By Byron Connolly | 09 September, 2014 16:24

The $80 million Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has completed the final upgrade of its ‘Magnus’ machine, which provides processing power in excess of a petaflop.

State of the CIO 2014

By Byron Connolly | 08 September, 2014 13:56

CIOs no longer sit outside the business, and they know it. They are working more closely with other c-level executives and aligning themselves with business outcomes and priorities, according CIO's 2014 State of the CIO survey.

Anne Weatherston joins Mint Wireless board

By Byron Connolly | 08 September, 2014 10:31

Former ANZ Bank CIO, Anne Weatherston, has joined the board of ASX-listed mobile payment company Mint Wireless.

AIIA urges govt to implement science strategy

By Byron Connolly | 05 September, 2014 11:21

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has called on the federal government to take urgent action on implementing a science and technology strategy to drive innovation and growth.

Coles’ IT GM to leave in restructure

By Byron Connolly | 03 September, 2014 09:47

Coles Group’s general manager of IT, Conrad Harvey is leaving the retailer following a restructure of its store support centre in Melbourne.

$600K to cut satellite interference and building costs

By Byron Connolly | 02 September, 2014 11:48

Space researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have been granted $600,000 to improve technology that cuts the cost of building satellites and lessens navigation interference.

Uni of Tasmania’s learning system to identify ‘at risk’ students

By Byron Connolly | 01 September, 2014 16:39

A learning management system is helping the University of Tasmania (UTAS) identify students who may be in distress so the institution can intervene before they fail course units or drop out.

RMIT pours $30M into micro and nano tech

By Byron Connolly | 01 September, 2014 11:56

RMIT University is spending $30 million on a new research facility to drive advancements in micro and nano technologies.