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Suncorp Life CIO quits

By Byron Connolly | 29 July, 2014 16:30

Suncorp Life’s CIO, Fiona Floyd, has quit her post as the organisation embarks on an internal restructure.

In pictures: CIO Summit dinner roundtable

By Byron Connolly | 29 July, 2014 14:40

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Hilton Hotel to discuss how they provide users with a unified experience across all devices on the corporate network, and secure them without significantly increasing costs.

Vodafone uses low-band to boost 4G coverage

By Byron Connolly | 29 July, 2014 12:41

Vodafone on Tuesday announced it had reallocated its low-band 850MHz mobile spectrum to boost 4G network coverage – particularly indoors – for 1.5 million of its existing customers.

Leadership lessons from a peacekeeper

By Byron Connolly | 28 July, 2014 13:01

Former Australian soldier Matina Jewell knows a thing or two about leading a team. She shared her experiences as a United Nations peacekeeper during the 2006 Lebanon War with attendees at this year’s CIO Summit.

In pictures: CIO Summit Sydney

By Byron Connolly | 25 July, 2014 12:04

CIOs and other IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Hilton Hotel for the 2014 CIO Summit.

Catch of the Day breach may harm brand

By Byron Connolly | 22 July, 2014 10:56

Catch of the Day’s failure to inform users of a data breach that occurred three years ago suggests the online retailer didn’t have a response plan, and may do the brand some harm.

Australia ranks high for IT use and innovation

By Byron Connolly | 18 July, 2014 14:52

Australia has ranked 8th in the world in its use of ICT, according to the 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII) launched in Sydney today.

University of Queensland to roll out high performance computer

By Byron Connolly | 18 July, 2014 10:10

The University of Queensland will soon deploy a new high performance parallel computer cluster to support intensive data modelling in advanced materials, vaccines, systems, and technologies in several research areas.

Tech spending outside IT rising

By Byron Connolly | 16 July, 2014 15:16

A new report confirms what many in the IT sector have suspected – tech spending outside the IT department of Australian companies is increasing.

Oracle ordered to pay $130K in sexual harassment case

By Byron Connolly | 15 July, 2014 16:00

Oracle Australia has been ordered to pay $130,000 to former consulting manager Rebecca Richardson following a sexual harassment claim against the software giant.

TechOne rollout will save CQUniversity $900K

By Byron Connolly | 15 July, 2014 14:49

Queensland’s CQUniversity expects to save up to $900,000 on software maintenance over the next two years after deploying a new student management system.

David Buckingham new iiNet boss

By Byron Connolly | 14 July, 2014 14:15

iiNet has confirmed David Buckingham as its new CEO. Buckingham had been the acting in the position since November last year and was appointed by the ISP’s board of directors after an extensive worldwide search.

Being a CIO in a business built on innovation

By Byron Connolly | 14 July, 2014 10:31

Not so long ago, Brian Lillie wanted to become a CEO. Instead, on the advice of a recruiter, he decided that being a CIO was perhaps a better fit.

ANSTO tenders for SAP upgrade

By Byron Connolly | 11 July, 2014 10:50

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has gone to tender for an integrated SAP system to support its expanding requirements, including a new nuclear medicine facility.

Feds appoint new data centre panel

By Byron Connolly | 09 July, 2014 16:32

The Federal Government has added four suppliers to its Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel as part of its program to cut costs and increase the efficiency of its technology infrastructure.