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ATO to save $4M in IT contractor overhaul

By Byron Connolly | 31 October, 2014 15:00

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is building a new IT contractor panel designed to slash red tape and save the agency up to $4 million annually by improving processes and cutting supplier costs.

Game to help prevent bullying

By Byron Connolly | 30 October, 2014 15:36

A new Australian-developed computer game has been designed to help children develop conflict resolution and bullying prevention skills.

HBF looks to Google Glass to improve member fitness

By Byron Connolly | 30 October, 2014 12:17

Personal trainers employed by Western Australian health fund HBF are using Google Glass to improve services they provide to the insurer’s members.

LaTrobe looks to SAP cloud

By Byron Connolly | 29 October, 2014 15:15

LaTrobe University is deploying cloud-based SAP software to support a digital transformation and five-year strategic plan to boost the university’s national and international ranking.

PwC to drop Office and Notes for Google Apps

By Byron Connolly | 29 October, 2014 00:01

Around 5,000 staff at PwC in Australia will move to Google Apps following an agreement that will also see both companies combine their expertise to sell cloud, mobile and security services to enterprises.

Telstra CIO Patrick Eltridge quits

By Byron Connolly | 28 October, 2014 19:54

Telstra CIO Patrick Eltridge has resigned after four years with the company, the telco confirmed today.

Transport apps to help disabled commuters

By Byron Connolly | 28 October, 2014 16:50

The NSW government is calling on developers to be part of an event designed to create apps that will help people with impairment or disability easily use the public transport system.

Selling cloud to the board

By Byron Connolly | 27 October, 2014 14:41’s CIO Ajay Bhatia discusses the strategies he used to sell cloud computing to executives running the ASX 100 organisation.

In pictures: CIO Summit Melbourne 2014

By Byron Connolly | 23 October, 2014 13:28

CIOs and IT leaders gathered at Melbourne's Grant Hyatt to hear from their industry peers about technology and business priorities, moving to a CEO role, turning data into competitive advantage, reducing the risk of project failure, and more at the CIO Summit.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - Is hybrid cloud the future?

By Byron Connolly | 23 October, 2014 10:44

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Cafe Opera to discuss the opportunities and risks of deploying hybrid cloud computing models.

AMP CIO retires

By Byron Connolly | 16 October, 2014 11:04

Long-standing AMP CIO, Lee Barnett, is retiring after 18 years at the company, including 12 in her existing role.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - The future of enterprise storage

By Byron Connolly | 12 October, 2014 09:15

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Aria restaurant to discuss the challenges that are driving enterprises to turn to hybrid cloud storage solutions.

Property firm to shake up industry with mobile apps, Google Glass

By Byron Connolly | 10 October, 2014 16:17

Property management is perhaps an industry where you would least expect to see a great deal of technology innovation. But the local arm of facilities and properties management services firm, DTZ, is an exception.

BOQ signs new five-year deal with HP

By Byron Connolly | 09 October, 2014 13:43

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has signed a new five-year IT services contract with long standing supplier HP, which will underpin the organisation's strategic transformation plan.

Deakin University students to get answers using IBM’s Watson

By Byron Connolly | 08 October, 2014 13:54

Deakin University will use IBM's Watson system to transform the way 50,000 students get advice and answers to questions.