Stories by Byron Connolly

Creating the right digital roadmap

Australian universities face a significant challenge: deliver digital content to students from anywhere but still provide the same level of learning that has been traditionally offered by teachers in lecture theatres.

Written by Byron Connolly29 May 15 14:59

NBN now reaching 899,000 premises

NBN on Wednesday said 899,000 homes and businesses across Australia can now order national broadband network services and customers are waiting an average of 15 days for a service to be connected.

Written by Byron Connolly27 May 15 12:19

Woodside to tap into IBM’s Watson

Oil and gas company, Woodside has joined a growing list of Australian organisations tapping into the IBM Watson supercomputer.

Written by Byron Connolly26 May 15 13:19

MetLife appoints new IT infrastructure head

MetLife Insurance has appointed Matthew O’Halloran as its new head of IT infrastructure as the insurer builds a team to support its digital and data capabilities, which will underpin its future growth in Australia.

Written by Byron Connolly25 May 15 13:37

Meet Rebecca Livesey, the deliberate imposter

Rebecca Livesey, the interim CIO at construction equipment supplier, WesTrac describes herself as a deliberate imposter. Ten months ago, Livesey was appointed as the company’s interim IT chief to transform and lead the technology team.

Written by Byron Connolly22 May 15 14:39

Supercomputer to help drive discoveries of disease-resistant crops

Scientists are using a supercomputer to identify the nanostructure of cellulose to potentially pave the way for more disease-resistant crop varieties and increase the sustainability of the pulp, paper and fibre industry.

Written by Byron Connolly21 May 15 11:59

Businesses back off social media

The number of large organisations in Australia with a social media presence has dropped by 21 per cent year-on-year with most unlikely to have a strategy around social platforms or measure their return on investment.

Written by Byron Connolly21 May 15 11:01

In pictures: CIO roundtable - The future of the contact centre

IT leaders gathered at Melbourne's Cecconi's restaurant to discuss the role modern omni-channel contact centres are playing in improving customer engagement to help organisations remain competitive. The roundtable luncheon was sponsored by Genesys.

Written by Byron Connolly15 May 15 07:51

Tax avoidance laws an ‘opportunistic grab’: expert

The Abbott government’s planned laws to deal with multinational tax avoidance are an opportunistic revenue grab that could be vigorously resisted by the United States, according to Craig Cooper, director at accounting firm, RSM Bird Cameron.

Written by Byron Connolly13 May 15 13:23

Budget 2015: $60.5M for first stage of Centrelink upgrade

The Abbott government will provide $60.5 million over the next four years to progress ‘tranche one’ of its $1 billion project to replace its 30-year-old welfare payment system.

Written by Byron Connolly13 May 15 10:44

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