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Stories by Byron Connolly

Larry Ellison: Extend your SaaS apps in our cloud

By Byron Connolly | 29 September, 2014 15:03

Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison claims that the computing giant is the only cloud vendor on "planet Earth" that allows organisations to use its platform to extend their software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.

In pictures: Computer History Museum, Silicon Valley

By Byron Connolly | 28 September, 2014 16:23

CIO toured Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum, built in 1996 in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California.

Feds tender for cloud services

By Byron Connolly | 23 September, 2014 16:12

The Federal Government on Tuesday issued a tender to establish a panel of cloud service providers as it readies to provide agencies with easier access to hosted IT infrastructure services.

Telstra takes stake in DocuSign

By Byron Connolly | 23 September, 2014 12:28

Telstra has invested in US-based electronic signature and digital transaction management firm, DocuSign.

Rogue big data projects running wild across businesses

By Byron Connolly | 23 September, 2014 10:43

Individual departments inside organisations with big data strategies are running rogue projects without consulting the IT group, new research has found.

Local Telstra customers testing global Cisco cloud

By Byron Connolly | 22 September, 2014 11:56

Telstra on Monday said the Cisco Intercloud platform is now in live trial mode for selected customers in Australia, which the telco has declined to name.

Updated: Defence deploying e-health system

By Byron Connolly | 19 September, 2014 16:26

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) in December plans to complete the rollout of its e-health information system, which will be used by 2,300 health practitioners and support staff across the country.

Union slams DHS decision to outsource call centres to Telstra

By Byron Connolly | 18 September, 2014 08:46

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) fears up to 7000 call centre jobs across Australia are at risk following the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) decision to outsource Medicare and Centrelink call centre work to Telstra.

NBN Co completes penultimate satellite station

By Byron Connolly | 17 September, 2014 12:10

NBN Co has completed construction of its ninth satellite ground station at Waroona in Western Australia as it builds out infrastructure to provide residents in remote and regional areas with high speed broadband services.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - Improving your digital intelligence

By Byron Connolly | 17 September, 2014 09:54

CIOs gathered at Sydney's O Bar and Dining to discuss how they deal with the business disruption created by a new global digital economy.

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.