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Stories by Byron Connolly

Attention IT workers: New Zealand wants you

By Byron Connolly | 27 November, 2014 15:19

There’s demand for IT jobs across the ditch and not enough workers to fill them.

Digital brokers could fix poor government service delivery

By Byron Connolly | 26 November, 2014 14:59

Employing digital service brokers to deliver online government services for citizens has been flagged as a way to repair the public sector’s bad reputation for service delivery.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - Why big data is big business (Sydney)

By Byron Connolly | 26 November, 2014 09:03

IT leaders got together at Sydney's O'Bar & Dining to talk about their big data strategies and how they are gaining business advantage from analysing the goldmine of data that lives in database and on the corporate network.

The luncheon was sponsored by Tableau Software.

Do you need an MBA?

By Byron Connolly | 25 November, 2014 16:49

Four IT executives discuss why they pursued a master of business administration qualification, and can MBA stand for ‘marriage breakup assured?

Mark Gay new ME Bank CIO

By Byron Connolly | 25 November, 2014 09:26

ME Bank has appointed Mark Gay as its new CIO as the bank nears completion of its $70 million technology transformation program.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - Why big data is big business (Melbourne)

By Byron Connolly | 24 November, 2014 10:00

CIOs gathered at Melbourne's Vue De Monde restaurant to discuss why big data is big business and how they are working with their organisations to make sense of this tsunami of structured and unstructured information to create new products and services.

Bigcommerce nabs $50M from big name investors

By Byron Connolly | 20 November, 2014 10:43

Bigcommerce announced Thursday it has raised $50 million in series D funding from a group of investors led by venture capital firm, SoftBank Capital.

DevOps an uphill battle: Dick Smith IT boss

By Byron Connolly | 14 November, 2014 16:52

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

Dick Smith’s IT chief Paul Keen quotes from Charles Dickens’ literary masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities to describe how he feels about deploying DevOps, a concept aimed at improving interaction between app developers and IT operations staff.

How Bupa used a pantomime to explain service management

By Byron Connolly | 13 November, 2014 12:17

Bupa's operational services manager, Janet Holling, reveals the successes and failures during a large-scale ITSM deployment.

CIOs to cloud providers: We don’t trust you

By Byron Connolly | 12 November, 2014 09:00

Many Australian organisations aren’t confident that their cloud service providers can help them move workloads between multiple environments, which is slowing the uptake of hybrid cloud.

Cost, integration issues halting big data projects

By Byron Connolly | 11 November, 2014 10:39

Big data projects are being held back by the high cost of setting up infrastructure to support the capturing of potentially hundreds of millions of data points each day.

ANZ appoints Scott Collary as new tech chief

By Byron Connolly | 06 November, 2014 16:26

ANZ Bank has appointed Scott Collary as its new CIO, seven months after the departure of Anne Weatherston.

NEHTA hooks up 267 public hospitals to national e-health system

By Byron Connolly | 06 November, 2014 12:22

The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) said on Thursday that it had worked with CIOs to connect 267 public hospitals and health centres to national e-health infrastructure.

Facebook gets 650 government requests for user data

By Byron Connolly | 05 November, 2014 11:42

Facebook received 650 requests from the Australian government for user data in the first half of 2014, up slightly from the 640 requests made in the last six months of 2013.

VMware brings cloud service to Australia

By Byron Connolly | 05 November, 2014 07:00

VMware has announced that its vCloud Air hybrid cloud service will be available in Australia in the first half of 2015.