Stories by Rohan Pearce


WA government hopes to address state’s history of cyber woe

Western Australia’s Office of the Government Chief Information Officer will officially cease operations at the end of June. The OGCIO is being transformed into the Office of Digital Government, which will be a discrete business unit sitting within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Written by Rohan Pearce19 June 18 13:13

PageUp details possible data breach

Australian software as a service provider PageUp has released details of a possible data breach that took place late last month.

Written by Rohan Pearce06 June 18 12:47

QBE appoints new global CIO

Barclays’ head of information security Matt Mansour will join QBE as the insurance group’s global chief information officer.

Written by Rohan Pearce11 April 18 14:25

Microsoft adds depth to cloud security with ‘confidential computing’

The growth of “confidential computing” approaches will help clear away any “last mile barriers” for enterprises that are concerned about processing highly sensitive data in the cloud, Microsoft Azure chief technology officer Mark Russinovich believes.

Written by Rohan Pearce04 April 18 11:14

Aurora Energy’s CIO departs

Aurora Energy has confirmed that chief information officer Phil Lane has left the Tasmanian electricity retailer.

Written by Rohan Pearce16 Feb. 18 10:14

New CIO takes charge of IT at TransGrid

TransGrid, which operates the New South Wales electricity grid, has appointed Russell Morris to the role of chief information officer.

Written by Rohan Pearce31 Jan. 18 09:23

Telstra’s investment in digitisation paying off, CIO says

A year ago an agent in Telstra’s service centre may have had to access nine systems in order to help a customer deal with a fixed-line NBN fault. Today, the same task can be done from a single interface.

Written by Rohan Pearce16 Jan. 18 13:26

Victoria Police relying on obsolete tech

Seventy-nine per cent of the IT systems relied on by Victoria Police to support critical business functions are “obsolete,” an investigation by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office has concluded.

Written by Rohan Pearce29 Nov. 17 11:14

WaterNSW begins hunt for new CIO

WaterNSW has begun the search for a new chief information officer, with Gordon Dunsford preparing to leave the utility to take on a newly created technology executive position at NSW Police.

Written by Rohan Pearce28 Nov. 17 06:30

NAB seeks to boost tech workforce

NAB has announced it will “immediately hire” 600 specialists in the fields of software engineering, data, architecture and security.

Written by Rohan Pearce10 Nov. 17 09:50