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In pictures: CIO Summit Melbourne 2014

By Byron Connolly | 23 October, 2014 13:28

CIOs and IT leaders gathered at Melbourne's Grant Hyatt to hear from their industry peers about technology and business priorities, moving to a CEO role, turning data into competitive advantage, reducing the risk of project failure, and more at the CIO Summit.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - Is hybrid cloud the future?

By Byron Connolly | 23 October, 2014 10:44

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Cafe Opera to discuss the opportunities and risks of deploying hybrid cloud computing models.

AMP CIO retires

By Byron Connolly | 16 October, 2014 11:04

Long-standing AMP CIO, Lee Barnett, is retiring after 18 years at the company, including 12 in her existing role.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - The future of enterprise storage

By Byron Connolly | 12 October, 2014 09:15

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Aria restaurant to discuss the challenges that are driving enterprises to turn to hybrid cloud storage solutions.

Property firm to shake up industry with mobile apps, Google Glass

By Byron Connolly | 10 October, 2014 16:17

Property management is perhaps an industry where you would least expect to see a great deal of technology innovation. But the local arm of facilities and properties management services firm, DTZ, is an exception.

BOQ signs new five-year deal with HP

By Byron Connolly | 09 October, 2014 13:43

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has signed a new five-year IT services contract with long standing supplier HP, which will underpin the organisation's strategic transformation plan.

Deakin University students to get answers using IBM’s Watson

By Byron Connolly | 08 October, 2014 13:54

Deakin University will use IBM's Watson system to transform the way 50,000 students get advice and answers to questions.

Gartner says 38% of spend already outside of IT

By Byron Connolly | 07 October, 2014 15:31

CIOs need to embrace technology startups inside their organisations as demand and control shifts away from IT and toward digital business units closer to the customer.

Craig Wishart new UXC CIO

By Byron Connolly | 07 October, 2014 14:16

UXC Limited has tapped former Service Stream IT exec, Craig Wishart, as its new CIO and CTO.

Oracle A/NZ boss to fix 'problematic' engagement model

By Byron Connolly | 02 October, 2014 05:42

Oracle Australia's MD, Tim Ebbeck, has vowed to improve the computing giant's relationship with local customers, admitting on Wednesday that despite liking the company's technology, organisations "don't like dealing with us".

In pictures: Oracle takes over San Francisco

By Byron Connolly | 01 October, 2014 05:12

Oracle's annual OpenWorld talkfest is happening this week in San Francisco. Around 60,000 attendees heard about the computing giant's cloud strategy as well as swag of new infrastructure and software products.

'Cloud gives me a little bit of a headache,' says Xerox CIO

By Byron Connolly | 01 October, 2014 03:45

Xerox's global CIO, Stephen Little, says the cloud infrastructure model gives him a "little bit of a headache" due to the complexity of the organisation's worldwide IT environment and sheer number of integrated systems.

Larry Ellison: Extend your SaaS apps in our cloud

By Byron Connolly | 29 September, 2014 15:03

Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison claims that the computing giant is the only cloud vendor on "planet Earth" that allows organisations to use its platform to extend their software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.

In pictures: Computer History Museum, Silicon Valley

By Byron Connolly | 28 September, 2014 16:23

CIO toured Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum, built in 1996 in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, California.

Feds tender for cloud services

By Byron Connolly | 23 September, 2014 16:12

The Federal Government on Tuesday issued a tender to establish a panel of cloud service providers as it readies to provide agencies with easier access to hosted IT infrastructure services.