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Western Power shifts end user IT management to Zetta

Western Power is shifting responsibility for management of end user computing environment to Perth IT integrator, Zetta, following a three-year agreement between the companies.

Written by Byron Connolly31 July 15 09:59

IT experience to count towards master’s degree

IT workers will soon be able to put their professional experience towards a master’s degree qualification in an offering Deakin University claims is a world-first.

Written by Byron Connolly29 July 15 14:59

Government security breaches decrease: report

Australian government networks are being targeted daily by cyber crooks but improved security has seen the number of ‘confirmed significant compromises’ decrease since 2012, a study has found.

Written by Byron Connolly29 July 15 11:40

Former AIIA chief Ian Birks passed away

Industry stalwart and former CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), Ian Birks, has passed away.

Written by Byron Connolly28 July 15 11:35

ICAC pursues TAFE IT manager over $1.7M fraud

An IT manager at a South West Sydney Institute of TAFE is being pursued by the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for allegedly obtaining $1.7 million in false payments.

Written by Byron Connolly27 July 15 16:38

Building a digital business

The world has gone digital and there will be 30 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020. This means that businesses of all sizes need to create compelling digital strategies that improve interactions with customers.

Written by Byron Connolly27 July 15 13:33

ME restructures tech team

ME has restructured its IT team less than a month after announcing the completion of its five-year technology rebuild.

Written by Byron Connolly21 July 15 15:24

BoM to rollout $77M supercomputer and storage

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) will spend $77 million on a Cray supercomputer and storage system it claims will deliver more accurate weather forecasts and warnings across the country.

Written by Byron Connolly21 July 15 14:26

GE in mammoth Office 365 rollout

General Electric (GE) will deploy Microsoft Office 365 to more than 300,000 staff across 170 countries worldwide following a new agreement between the two companies.

Written by Byron Connolly21 July 15 11:27

Why playing tennis with the CEO may secure your future

Organisations are under immense pressure to drive change to meet customer demand and stay ahead of the competition. To achieve this innovation nirvana, it’s crucial that IT groups move from being reactive cost centres to proactive providers of business solutions.

Written by Byron Connolly20 July 15 15:31

Sam Johnston named CSC CTO

Former Equinix exec, Sam Johnston, is CSC’s new chief technology officer for Australian and New Zealand.

Written by Byron Connolly17 July 15 12:01

In pictures: CIO Summit Sydney 2015

More than 250 CIOs and IT leaders gathered at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney this week for the 2015 CIO Summit.

Written by Byron Connolly17 July 15 11:11

IT departments lack IoT skills

Many Australian firms feel that they are ill-equipped to deal with changes in their workforces as devices and robots become more intelligent, according to new research.

Written by Byron Connolly16 July 15 10:41

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