Stories by Byron Connolly

Microsoft pushes for new approach to innovation

Lack of engagement between academia and business, a risk-averse culture, and slow, linear innovation processes are holding Australia back from competing in a fast-changing international economy.

Written by Byron Connolly16 April 14 11:43

Cloud shift boosts CIO’s role

GPT Group’s move to dump its on-premise hardware and shift it all to the cloud hasn’t threatened CIO Greg Baster’s job — it’s enhanced it.

Written by Byron Connolly15 April 14 16:17

Dropbox angling for larger corporate share

Dropbox on Tuesday unveiled a new version of its data storage and sharing service for business claimed to provide IT administrators with more control by separating work and personal files.

Written by Byron Connolly15 April 14 12:59

Updated: Schiavello CIO Krist Davood departs

Schiavello Group CIO Krist Davood has left his post and taken a new CIO role at Court Services Victoria.

Davood has been replaced at Schiavello by former CTO Bernie Wansink.

Written by Byron Connolly14 April 14 12:32

QLD government to roll out Office 365

The Queensland government is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 to 149,000 government staff across its agencies in a deal that is expected to reduce its IT costs by $13.7 million over the next three years.

Written by Byron Connolly10 April 14 11:09

The future of computing

Much research is being done in Australia and around the world to unlock the massive computing potential of quantum and nano systems. But which technology is most likely to power highly complex machines of the future?

Written by Byron Connolly10 April 14 09:14

Tech startups to get regional boost

SingTel Group on Wednesday unveiled Innov8 Sparks, a program that will help technology startups across Asia-Pacific gain access to new markets.

Written by Byron Connolly09 April 14 12:31

UNSW scientists using AI to create elastic cloud

Researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are using artificial intelligence to build a computer network they claim can regulate its own consumption of public cloud services.

Written by Byron Connolly08 April 14 09:16

Top 10 enterprise IT disasters

Lack of governance, bad reporting, constantly changing specifications, and security breaches: Here are some of the most damaging enterprise IT disasters in recent years in Australia and overseas.

Written by Byron Connolly07 April 14 09:07 bags search engine deal

ASX-listed has snared its first external customer for an innovative search engine developed by its IT team in Melbourne.

Written by Byron Connolly04 April 14 10:35

ANU CIO Peter Nikoletatos departs

Australian National University (ANU) CIO Peter Nikoletatos has left his post at the university. Nikoletatos – who had been in the role since February 2002 – left last week.

Written by Byron Connolly03 April 14 14:52

Mobile broadband boosts economy by $33.8B

The availability of mobile broadband services led to a $33.8 billion increase in economic activity in Australia last year, contributing 2.28 per cent to our total gross domestic product (GDP).

Written by Byron Connolly03 April 14 12:00

CBA’s CIO Michael Harte in BRW Rich List

Commonwealth Bank CIO and group executive, enterprise services Michael Harte has just made it into BRW’s Executive Rich List for 2014.

Written by Byron Connolly01 April 14 16:32

NSW government adds to ICT advisory panel

The NSW government has appointed six new members to its ICT Advisory Panel, including a new chair, qualified lawyer and former Australian Computer Society president, Anthony Wong.

Written by Byron Connolly01 April 14 15:34