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Stories by Byron Connolly

Catch of the Day breach may harm brand

By Byron Connolly | 22 July, 2014 10:56

Catch of the Day’s failure to inform users of a data breach that occurred three years ago suggests the online retailer didn’t have a response plan, and may do the brand some harm.

Australia ranks high for IT use and innovation

By Byron Connolly | 18 July, 2014 14:52

Australia has ranked 8th in the world in its use of ICT, according to the 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII) launched in Sydney today.

University of Queensland to roll out high performance computer

By Byron Connolly | 18 July, 2014 10:10

The University of Queensland will soon deploy a new high performance parallel computer cluster to support intensive data modelling in advanced materials, vaccines, systems, and technologies in several research areas.

Tech spending outside IT rising

By Byron Connolly | 16 July, 2014 15:16

A new report confirms what many in the IT sector have suspected – tech spending outside the IT department of Australian companies is increasing.

Oracle ordered to pay $130K in sexual harassment case

By Byron Connolly | 15 July, 2014 16:00

Oracle Australia has been ordered to pay $130,000 to former consulting manager Rebecca Richardson following a sexual harassment claim against the software giant.

TechOne rollout will save CQUniversity $900K

By Byron Connolly | 15 July, 2014 14:49

Queensland’s CQUniversity expects to save up to $900,000 on software maintenance over the next two years after deploying a new student management system.

David Buckingham new iiNet boss

By Byron Connolly | 14 July, 2014 14:15

iiNet has confirmed David Buckingham as its new CEO. Buckingham had been the acting in the position since November last year and was appointed by the ISP’s board of directors after an extensive worldwide search.

Being a CIO in a business built on innovation

By Byron Connolly | 14 July, 2014 10:31

Not so long ago, Brian Lillie wanted to become a CEO. Instead, on the advice of a recruiter, he decided that being a CIO was perhaps a better fit.

ANSTO tenders for SAP upgrade

By Byron Connolly | 11 July, 2014 10:50

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has gone to tender for an integrated SAP system to support its expanding requirements, including a new nuclear medicine facility.

Feds appoint new data centre panel

By Byron Connolly | 09 July, 2014 16:32

The Federal Government has added four suppliers to its Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel as part of its program to cut costs and increase the efficiency of its technology infrastructure.

Companies not investing in IT governance

By Byron Connolly | 08 July, 2014 11:20

Australian organisations are seriously under-investing in IT governance particularly at a time when they are highly dependent on technology systems across all operations.

CQUniversity deploys student management system in record time

By Byron Connolly | 07 July, 2014 13:24

Queensland’s CQUniversity has deployed a student management system in nine months, which the institution claims is around half the industry average.

Fingerprints still too unreliable for banks

By Byron Connolly | 04 July, 2014 15:14

Biometric technologies such as fingerprint scanning have not taken off in the financial services sector because they are still too unreliable, particularly as an identifier at banks’ ATM machines.

The rise of the personal cloud

By Byron Connolly | 03 July, 2014 15:09

Meet the people who say they are putting users back in control of their own data management and privacy.

Sydney 'warbiking' exposes insecure wireless networks

By Byron Connolly | 02 July, 2014 11:39

Almost one-third of 34,476 wireless networks in central Sydney had no security encryption or were using easily broken WEP security, according to a novel study by security vendor Sophos.