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Clive Whincup steps into Westpac Group CIO role

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2011 09:59

The Westpac Group has found a new CIO, Clive Whincup, from within its internal ranks.

Q&A: Programmed Group CIO, Mike Disbury

By Hamish Barwick | 30 November, 2011 13:37

Mike Disbury has been chief information officer of Perth-based project services company, Programmed Group, for five years.

Government agency IT budget cuts confirmed: Swan

By Hamish Barwick | 30 November, 2011 09:58

The Gillard government’s treasurer, Wayne Swan, has indicated in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) that there will be a 20 per cent cut in capital expenditure for government agencies with IT projects worth less than $10 million under the knife.

Salmat to implement Avaya call centre technology

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 11:50

Australian call centre provider, Salmat (ASX: SLM), has signed a five-year deal with Avaya for an undisclosed sum to implement a communications platform across its Australian and New Zealand operations designed to improve customer call resolution.

Will 04 mobile numbers run out by 2017?

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 10:10

Australian telecommunication service providers may have to create new mobile number ranges to replace the current 04 number which is in danger of running out, according to ACMA.

Information glut costing Australia $3 billion a year: Survey

By Hamish Barwick | 29 November, 2011 08:10

Unstructured data coupled with IT outages could be costing the Australian economy up to $3 billion each year, according to storage vendor Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

Banks encumbered with IT legacy, compliance: Experts

By Hamish Barwick | 28 November, 2011 12:29

Australian banks need to upgrade IT infrastructure and data gathering skills if they want to compete with new players such as Google, according to financial IT consultants.

Communications Alliance, ISPs propose file sharing Notice Scheme

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2011 14:29

In a bid to educate Australians about illegal downloads, the Communications Alliance has teamed up with Telstra Bigpond, iiNet, Optus, iPrimus and Internode for the creation of a Notice Scheme.

Dept of Environment and Climate Change shares Cloud migration lessons

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2011 12:15

IT staff at the Department of Environment and Climate Change in Canberra no longer have to be the “heroes” when equipment breaks down now that data and services have been migrated to the Cloud.

CBA's Kaching app still in test mode

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2011 10:22

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has revealed that its iPhone Kaching application, which was announced on 25 October 2011, is still not available from Apple’s App Store due to testing delays.

Programmed Group cuts down backup times — 70 per cent reduction

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2011 10:12

Changing over from ageing Symantec software to CommVault Simpana has cut backup times by 70 per cent for Perth-based project services company, Programmed Group.

Q&A: I-MED Network CIO, Bart Dekker

By Hamish Barwick | 23 November, 2011 14:20

Bart Dekker has been chief information officer of Sydney-based private medical diagnostic imaging group, I-MED Network, for seven years.

2012: The year of ‘big data’

By Hamish Barwick | 23 November, 2011 11:32

With the amount of information created and replicated expected to surpass 1.9 zettabytes in 2011, now is the time for enterprises to start using big data technology, according to analyst firm, IDC Australia.

Australian data centre market requires $8 billion construction boost: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 22 November, 2011 14:42

Some $8 billion worth of additional data centre facilities will be needed if Australia is going to have a sustainable IT economy in the future, according to analyst firm IDC Australia

In pictures: A closer look at the NSW Rural Fire Service digital video wall

By Hamish Barwick | 22 November, 2011 13:10

The NSW Rural Fire Service recently installed a video wall comprised of 100 NEC LCD screens in time for the bush fire season.

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