Stories by Byron Connolly

ASX 200 firms have major security holes

Even the most mature and well-resourced ASX 200 companies are having trouble sufficiently deploying cyber security basics, according to a new report.

Written by Byron Connolly12 March 19 16:00

Smartphone market suffers record decline

The Australian smartphone market has recorded its largest decline in any year to date, falling to just under 8.2 million units in 2018, according to the latest IDC figures.

Written by Byron Connolly12 March 19 12:02

Malicious URLs now rampant: study

Malicious URLs are now rampant problem according to a study which found they are contained in an average of one in every 61 emails.

Written by Byron Connolly06 March 19 11:46

We’re failing to fill tech knowledge gaps: report

The relationship between Australian companies and education providers must undergo rapid change if the country is to take advantage of opportunities presented by technology, according to a report.

Written by Byron Connolly04 March 19 16:10

Clive Dickens joins Optus

Optus has appointed Clive Dickens as vice-president, television, content and product development, in a newly-created role.

Written by Byron Connolly01 March 19 10:50

​Clive Dickens quits Seven

Clive Dickens has quit his post as chief digital officer at Seven West Media (SWM) after just over four years in the role. Dickens has taken an 'external role', the company said.

Written by Byron Connolly28 Feb. 19 16:39

Sheridan Ware new Charter Hall tech chief

Cushman & Wakefield Asia Pacific CIO, Sheridan Ware is the new chief technology officer at ASX200 company Charter Hall. Ware replaces Aidan Coleman, who left the role and moved across to Scentre Group in late 2018.

Written by Byron Connolly28 Feb. 19 15:14

5G use will increase energy costs: study

More than 90 per cent of telecommunications operators fear the rollout of 5G technologies will result in much higher costs which will be passed onto consumers, according to new research.

Written by Byron Connolly28 Feb. 19 12:13

Smart assistants to move into the office: IDC

Over the next three years, more smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri and Cortana will move into the office.

Written by Byron Connolly21 Feb. 19 12:23

How the Singaporean government is making digital transformation work

When Chan Cheow Hoe joined the Singaporean government in early 2014, the technology landscape was pretty grim. Over time, the government lost all of its IT capabilities and there were instances where product rollouts, costing upwards of $50 million, failed.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Feb. 19 08:37

AMP tech boss Craig Ryman promoted to COO

AMP’s tech boss Craig Ryman has been promoted to chief operating officer following a leadership restructure announced on Thursday.

Written by Byron Connolly07 Feb. 19 12:04

Grahame Coles new St John of God Health Care tech boss

Veteran tech executive, Grahame Coles, has joined St John of God Health Care as its new group director, digital and technology. Coles replaces Jenny Levy who left the role last August after just over a year at the organisation.

Written by Byron Connolly04 Feb. 19 15:17