Stories by Byron Connolly

Swinburne University to deploy $4M supercomputer

Swinburne University of Technology has paid $4 million for a supercomputer to support its groundbreaking research into astrophysics and gravitational waves.

Written by Byron Connolly16 Aug. 17 01:00

Dell EMC boss backs push for LGBTI rights

Dell EMC’s president Enterprise APJ David Webster used the vendor’s annual Sydney talkfest to show support for the rights of the LGBTI community in Australia.

Written by Byron Connolly15 Aug. 17 11:49

Regional NBN contractors sacked

Around 55 technicians working on the Telstra copper network connecting and maintaining the national broadband network were sacked on the spot on Friday, the CEPU said.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Aug. 17 17:00

Early blockchain success will be limited: Gartner

Success in the early years of blockchain projects will be limited with proof-of-concept (POC) maintenance rates over a two-year period at less than 12 per cent, according to Gartner research.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Aug. 17 06:00

IBM suing its former CIO

IBM is suing former global CIO, claiming that he violated a non-compete agreement and demanding he repay US$1.7 million in stock bonuses.

Written by Byron Connolly09 Aug. 17 14:21

RACQ overhauls digital strategy following QT merger

Queensland-based motoring club and mutual organisation RACQ is overhauling its digital strategy just eight months after completing its $3.9 billion merger with QT Mutual Bank.

Written by Byron Connolly09 Aug. 17 09:04

DTA chief lays out agency’s 5 core priorities

The Digital Transformation Agency's chief executive Gavin Slater has laid out five core priorities for the agency responsible for driving the government’s digital agenda.

Written by Byron Connolly07 Aug. 17 11:35

CSIRO to stick more infrastructure in the cloud

CSIRO boosts use of public cloud services to support computing needs of its researchers at 55 sites Australia-wide and its facilities overseas.

Written by Byron Connolly07 Aug. 17 09:00

DuluxGroup’s tech chief Matthew Perry quits

DuluxGroup’s Matthew Perry has quit his post at the $1.7 billion paints and adhesives company and will start work next week at ASX-listed Orora Group as its first CIO.

Written by Byron Connolly03 Aug. 17 15:00

Uber drivers gang up to force ‘surge’ pricing

Uber drivers are tricking the algorithms that the ridesharing company uses to track and evaluate driver performance and avoid UberPOOL, where drivers have to take multiple passengers who are heading in the same direction.

Written by Byron Connolly03 Aug. 17 10:23

Western Sydney University in cloud push

Western Sydney University (WSU) will move 75 per cent of its tech services to the cloud following a new multi-million dollar contract with DXC Technology.

Written by Byron Connolly01 Aug. 17 11:41

David Whiteing sells Killara home for $5.26m

Commonwealth Bank CIO David Whiteing offloaded his heritage-listed home in the Sydney suburb of Killara for $5.26 million on Saturday.

Written by Byron Connolly01 Aug. 17 10:08