Stories by Byron Connolly

TechOne rollout will save CQUniversity $900K

Queensland’s CQUniversity expects to save up to $900,000 on software maintenance over the next two years after deploying a new student management system.

Written by Byron Connolly15 July 14 14:49

David Buckingham new iiNet boss

iiNet has confirmed David Buckingham as its new CEO. Buckingham had been the acting in the position since November last year and was appointed by the ISP’s board of directors after an extensive worldwide search.

Written by Byron Connolly14 July 14 14:15

Being a CIO in a business built on innovation

Not so long ago, Brian Lillie wanted to become a CEO. Instead, on the advice of a recruiter, he decided that being a CIO was perhaps a better fit.

Written by Byron Connolly14 July 14 10:31

ANSTO tenders for SAP upgrade

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has gone to tender for an integrated SAP system to support its expanding requirements, including a new nuclear medicine facility.

Written by Byron Connolly11 July 14 10:50

Feds appoint new data centre panel

The Federal Government has added four suppliers to its Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel as part of its program to cut costs and increase the efficiency of its technology infrastructure.

Written by Byron Connolly09 July 14 16:32

Companies not investing in IT governance

Australian organisations are seriously under-investing in IT governance particularly at a time when they are highly dependent on technology systems across all operations.

Written by Byron Connolly08 July 14 11:20

Fingerprints still too unreliable for banks

Biometric technologies such as fingerprint scanning have not taken off in the financial services sector because they are still too unreliable, particularly as an identifier at banks’ ATM machines.

Written by Byron Connolly04 July 14 15:14

The rise of the personal cloud

Meet the people who say they are putting users back in control of their own data management and privacy.

Written by Byron Connolly03 July 14 15:09

Sydney 'warbiking' exposes insecure wireless networks

Almost one-third of 34,476 wireless networks in central Sydney had no security encryption or were using easily broken WEP security, according to a novel study by security vendor Sophos.

Written by Byron Connolly02 July 14 11:39

Tech spending to hit $76B

Technology spending in Australia will reach $76 billion in 2014, an increase of 2.3 per cent over last year, according to Gartner’s latest quarterly forecast.

Written by Byron Connolly01 July 14 10:16

NTT debuts instant cloud

NTT Communications Corporation on Monday unveiled what it claimed to be the first suite of cloud network services that can be instantly activated online.

Written by Byron Connolly30 June 14 09:51

Peter Grant joins IBRS

Former Queensland government CIO, Peter Grant, has joined research firm Intelligent Business Research Services (IBRS) as an advisor.

Written by Byron Connolly27 June 14 12:16

Customs to deploy new Border Clearance System

Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) will roll out a new Border Clearance System with control room capabilities that support an increasing number of biometric eGates.

Written by Byron Connolly26 June 14 11:07

Updated: NSW govt opens door to startups

The NSW government is asking startups to bid for short-term contracts worth up to $250,000 in a reform of ICT procurement policy.

Written by Byron Connolly25 June 14 18:00