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MTC Australia phases out desktop phones and PCs as part of cloud first strategy

By Hamish Barwick | 28 March, 2014 12:15

Not-for-profit employment/training provider MTC Australia has ditched 500 desktop phones in favour of voice over IP (VoIP) and is now phasing out its aging PC fleet.

New projects, service expansion on the cards for some Australian CIOs: Robert Half

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2014 14:31

Eighty four per cent of the Australian CIOs surveyed for Robert Half’s 2014 Salary Guide are expecting the businesses they work for to expand this year due to new projects, growth into new markets or service expansion.

IT project managers, business analyst contractors in demand: Hudson

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2014 11:05

IT project managers, change managers and business analyst contractors that can help companies with business transformations are in demand, in Australia according to the latest Hudson employment trends report.

Making the transition from CIO to executive general manager

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2014 07:00

Bobby Lehane had always wanted to be a CIO, but one who was in touch with the business rather than a technologist.

Orica’s IT division blasts Excel spreadsheets away in favour of cloud software

By Hamish Barwick | 24 March, 2014 16:17

Explosives maker Orica Limited (ASX: ORI) has migrated from Excel spreadsheets to a cloud software suite within its IT department in order to show the wider business the real cost of IT equipment.

Drones could prove useful for high risk situations: Queensland Police Service

By Hamish Barwick | 24 March, 2014 10:43

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the potential to help the Queensland Police Service (QPS) with situations such as sieges or industrial fires where officers’ lives could be put at risk, according to QPS Superintendent Brian Huxley.

Airservices CIO Gordon Dunsford resigns

By Hamish Barwick | 21 March, 2014 16:18

Government-owned air traffic operations company Airservices has confirmed that its CIO Gordon Dunsford has resigned.

800k terminals undergoing software update for 1 August PIN deadline

By Hamish Barwick | 21 March, 2014 14:37

Approximately 800,000 point of sale (POS) terminals in Australia will need a software update as the country phases out signature-based credit and debit card payments.

Mandatory data breach notification back on government agenda

By Hamish Barwick | 21 March, 2014 10:26

The Privacy Amendment (Privacy Alerts) Bill is back on the government agenda after it had a first reading in the Senate this week.

NICTA concerned over IT security brain drain

By Hamish Barwick | 20 March, 2014 09:46

Australia needs to create a cybersecurity ecosystem of companies so there are more opportunities for computer scientist and software engineering graduates according to NICTA software systems research group leader Scientia Professor Gernot Heiser.

Telstra conducts Google Glass app trial with staff

By Hamish Barwick | 19 March, 2014 11:34

Telstra has partnered with Melbourne development company b2cloud for the development of two Google Glass apps.

Big data from the Internet of Things may create big challenge for data centres: report

By Hamish Barwick | 18 March, 2014 14:58

Devices that use the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate big data that needs to be processed and analysed in real time, putting more pressure on data centre providers, according to a new Gartner report.

Privacy Act will make organisations 'more transparent': State privacy commissioners

By Hamish Barwick | 18 March, 2014 10:32

State privacy commissioners around Australia have backed the federal government’s Privacy Act changes, saying that the Act will encourage organisations to be transparent about their management of people’s information.

NSW government releases ICT investment policy for agencies

By Hamish Barwick | 18 March, 2014 09:38

The NSW government has unveiled a new ICT policy designed to help government agencies with technology investment and planning decisions.

Foodservice procurement company reduces IT infrastructure bill by moving to the cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 17 March, 2014 11:14

IT infrastructure and disaster recovery (DR) services were costing Sydney-based online procurement firm Marketboomer thousands of dollars a year until it made a decision to begin using cloud services in 2013.

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