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Claudine Ogilvie: ​A new breed of CIO

Claudine Ogilvie had no experience in IT – yet she become Ridley Corporation’s first CIO. Ogilvie, who has spent her career in sales, marketing and strategy roles – and was once part of the Australian Olympic Sailing Development Team – discusses her journey.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Feb. 16 13:30

​NAB to debut core banking platform this month

National Australia Bank will begin rolling out its ‘personal banking origination platform’ this month, following a successful pilot last year in contact centres and branches in the North Territory and South Australia.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Feb. 16 11:27

​NBN adding 10,000 fibre services per week

NBN switched on an average 10,000 new fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) services per week in the second calendar half of 2014, taking total active connections to 736,000.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Feb. 16 12:04

​Sydney Water appoints George Hunt as CIO

Sydney Water has appointed George Hunt as its new CIO, replacing Stephen Wilson who had been in the role since June 2012 and will soon be retiring.

Written by Byron Connolly04 Feb. 16 11:34

​Why IntelligenceBank gave local cloud providers the flick

With a growing international business, asset management software provider, IntelligenceBank, had a problem: The local cloud hosting providers it was using simply weren’t able to spin up servers on demand.

Written by Byron Connolly04 Feb. 16 09:19

​NBN to trial satellite service this month

NBN has engaged service providers Activ8me, SkyMesh, and Harbour ISP to conduct a customer field trial of its satellite high-speed broadband service with 200 users in Victoria.

Written by Byron Connolly02 Feb. 16 15:09

​Barwon Health appoints new CIO

Barwon Health has appointed Dr Sharon Hakkennes as its new CIO, replacing Ann Larkins who left the organisation and moved to Alfred Health last July.

Written by Byron Connolly01 Feb. 16 16:46

PwC invests $2.5M in tech talent

A 3D printing program for K-8 classrooms is one of 20 tech initiatives chosen for a new accelerator being run by PwC to help boost Australian science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education initiatives.

Written by Byron Connolly01 Feb. 16 14:56

​Demand for niche IT skills to surge

Companies are after IT workers with experience in cloud technologies, migrating physical infrastructure to virtual servers, security, and DevOps with demand for niche tech skills set to surge this year.

Written by Byron Connolly01 Feb. 16 10:50

​NAB launches mobile payments service

NAB is the latest bank to unveil a mobile payments service, launching an offering that allows consumers to use their Android smartphone to make purchases without the need for a physical card.

Written by Byron Connolly25 Jan. 16 11:15

​NSW Health on the hunt for tech interns

NSW Health is offering internships in ICT architecture and information security under a partnership with the ACS Foundation.

Written by Byron Connolly21 Jan. 16 11:27

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