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Stories by Byron Connolly

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.

Jeff Smith new IBM CIO

By Byron Connolly | 19 August, 2014 09:47

Former Suncorp Business Services CEO Jeff Smith has been appointed as IBM’s global chief information officer, based in the United States.

Getting IT governance right

By Byron Connolly | 18 August, 2014 10:06

Why is the corporate governance of IT so important and what do organisations need to do to get it right? Tim Thurman, CIO at the Australian Securities Exchange, and Brian Parker, CIO at Cuscal reveal how they are approaching IT governance.

Interview: ASX CIO Tim Thurman

By Byron Connolly | 18 August, 2014 09:47

"I've been part of projects that have failed and the key reason was there was not the right priority [on IT governance] at the executive level and at the management level." Australian Securities Exchange CIO Tim Thurman.

Interview: Cuscal CIO Brian Parker

By Byron Connolly | 18 August, 2014 09:42

"Everything we do is about an assessment of risk as it applies to technology." Brian Parker, CIO at Cuscal.

NSW govt to fast-track open data

By Byron Connolly | 14 August, 2014 16:14

The NSW government will fast-track the release of de-identified open data under a new ‘crowdsourcing’ initiative where it is seeking ideas from the community about how to improve service delivery across the state.