Stories by Byron Connolly

Vic government unveils startup launch pad

The Victorian government on Friday announced a new body that will grow the tech startup community and create jobs across the state.

Written by Byron Connolly27 Nov. 15 15:36

​ANZ upgrades online banking

ANZ on Friday announced an upgrade to its Internet banking platform, claiming it’s the first major Australian bank to offer a consistent experience to 2.1 million customers across desktop, tablet, and mobile.

Written by Byron Connolly27 Nov. 15 12:46

In pictures: CIO Summit breakfast

​Tech leaders detailed their security strategies at a roundtable luncheon at this month's CIO Summit in Melbourne.​ They discussed the measures they are using to minimise the risk of cyber threats with a particular focus on the weakest link in any security strategy – email. The luncheon was sponsored by Mimecast.​

Written by Byron Connolly25 Nov. 15 10:04

​Anthony Wong becomes new ACS president

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has appointed Anthony Wong as its new president for a two-year term. Wong will start on 1 January 2016.

Written by Byron Connolly24 Nov. 15 17:14

​Tech leaders detail security strategies

The threat of cyberattacks continues to overwhelm many organisations, and it’s simply not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ corporate networks will be breached by hackers.

Written by Byron Connolly24 Nov. 15 15:50

​Megaport announces IPO

Connectivity provider, Megaport, will list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in December to raise $25 million to fund its expansion into North American and West European markets.

Written by Byron Connolly23 Nov. 15 11:38

​Digital transformation: Why governments are slipping up

Digital transformation initiatives across government are being hampered by CEOs who are looking to retire in their careers and are adverse to the risks associated with modernising legacy infrastructure.

Written by Byron Connolly20 Nov. 15 14:00

In pictures: CIO Summit dinner

IT chiefs gathered at Melbourne's Sofitel Hotel to discuss the data centre of the future at this year's CIO Summit.

Written by Byron Connolly20 Nov. 15 09:23

​DTO refuses to meet peak Internet body

Internet Australia has described a refusal by the government's Digital Transformation Office (DTO) to meet with the peak body representing Internet users as ‘incredibly frustrating.'

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 15 11:21

In pictures: Equinix Cloud Forum 2015

IT leaders got together at Sydney's Ivy Sunroom on November 12 for a half day event to gain the best practical insights around how to embark on a journey to hybrid and multi-cloud. The Equinix Cloud Forum 2015 was presented by Equinix, CIO, and Computerworld.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 15 10:49

​ME appoints new data chief

ME has appointed ANZ Bank's former head of enterprise information architecture, Annie South, to the new role of GM, data in a move that reflects the strategic value of data at the industry super fund-owned bank.

Written by Byron Connolly17 Nov. 15 13:30

​Researchers write quantum code in silicon

Australian engineers have proven that a quantum version of computer code can be written, and manipulated, using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip.

Written by Byron Connolly17 Nov. 15 03:00

​Fixing the disconnect between you and your board

Richard Tait, a veteran of company boards, can’t recall how many times he’s heard: ‘We’ve got this big project but don’t worry, I’ve got a major vendor involved in a fixed price contract, so what could possibly go wrong?’

Written by Byron Connolly16 Nov. 15 16:31

Market Place