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Stories by Byron Connolly

Coles’ IT GM to leave in restructure

By Byron Connolly | 03 September, 2014 09:47

Coles Group’s general manager of IT, Conrad Harvey is leaving the retailer following a restructure of its store support centre in Melbourne.

$600K to cut satellite interference and building costs

By Byron Connolly | 02 September, 2014 11:48

Space researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have been granted $600,000 to improve technology that cuts the cost of building satellites and lessens navigation interference.

Uni of Tasmania’s learning system to identify ‘at risk’ students

By Byron Connolly | 01 September, 2014 16:39

A learning management system is helping the University of Tasmania (UTAS) identify students who may be in distress so the institution can intervene before they fail course units or drop out.

RMIT pours $30M into micro and nano tech

By Byron Connolly | 01 September, 2014 11:56

RMIT University is spending $30 million on a new research facility to drive advancements in micro and nano technologies.

Richard Constantine nabs CIO of the year award

By Byron Connolly | 01 September, 2014 10:33

Flinders University’s CIO professor Richard Constantine won the CIO of the Year award at the 2014 iAwards dinner in Melbourne last Friday night.

Woolies books $1.2B in online sales

By Byron Connolly | 29 August, 2014 10:34

Woolworths completed $1.2 billion in online sales this financial year, a 50 per cent increase on FY2013, making the company Australia’s largest internet retailer.

DHS to roll out network ‘stress testing’ for agencies

By Byron Connolly | 28 August, 2014 11:24

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has tendered for testing and network infrastructure to benchmark and validate changes to its data centre to support the integration of Centrelink, Medicare and CRS Australia.

Macquarie Telecom posts $0.8M loss

By Byron Connolly | 28 August, 2014 09:48

Macquarie Telecom on Thursday reported a net loss of $0.8 million for its full year ending June 30, largely due to increased operating expenses as new data centre facilities go live.

Ramsay Health Care CIO quits

By Byron Connolly | 26 August, 2014 13:22

Mick Campbell has quit his post as CIO of Ramsay Health Care. It is understood that Campbell left the company earlier this month.

NHP Electrical Engineering Products on making the jump to public cloud

By Byron Connolly | 26 August, 2014 11:42

A substandard data centre that leaked water and had air conditioning failures forced NHP Electrical Engineering Products to move its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud.

MYOB posts record revenue

By Byron Connolly | 25 August, 2014 12:37

MYOB on Monday reported record revenue of $140 million for the first half of 2014, up 21 per cent on the previous half, on the back of strong demand for cloud-based accounting software.

ERP rollout gives baby maker a boost

By Byron Connolly | 22 August, 2014 08:15

The deployment of a new ERP system at fertility clinic Genea is helping to improve the chances that patients will take home a healthy baby.

University of Queensland to spend $2.4M on ‘Flashlite’

By Byron Connolly | 21 August, 2014 15:13

The University of Queensland will spend up to $2.4 million on its latest high performance computer for intensive data crunching across multiple research areas, including astrophysics, climate change, geonomics, and computational chemistry.

Telstra targeted in class action lawsuit over late fees

By Byron Connolly | 20 August, 2014 11:26

Australia’s big three telcos are being targeted in class action lawsuits relating to late payment fees imposed on their customers.

Veda extends outsourcing contract with IBM

By Byron Connolly | 19 August, 2014 11:37

Credit information and analysis provider Veda has extended its outsourcing agreement with IBM, inking a new five-year multimillion dollar contract that adds cloud services.