Stories by Byron Connolly

APRA to take risk management to cloud

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will soon abandon manual processes used to determine its risk and manage compliance requirements in favour of a system delivered from the cloud.

Written by Byron Connolly25 June 14 11:55

CIOs not obsessed about customers

More than 70 per cent of tech budget decision makers across Asia-Pacific say improving customer satisfaction is a big priority this year but less than half are taking action to provide better outcomes for their organisation’s clients.

Written by Byron Connolly23 June 14 16:25

Aussie bitcoin exchange secures US funding

Australian bitcoin exchange,, has secured funding from US-based startup investor and founder of Tremor Video, Jesse Chenard.

Written by Byron Connolly23 June 14 10:44

Foreign IT worker influx would stifle wage growth: analyst

Allowing foreign financial institutions to ship “temporary” ICT workers into Australia will supress wage growth for domestic technology specialists, says IBRS analyst Guy Cranswick.

Written by Byron Connolly20 June 14 16:13

Financial services firms are laggards online

Many financial services firms are still not transacting online, despite rapid changes in the sector, including the development of Internet banking.

Written by Byron Connolly20 June 14 11:12

What the Internet of Things will mean to you

Still unsure about what the Internet of Things (IoT) actually is? Well, it’s going to be big. IDC says there will be 9.2 billion connected or IoT devices shipped worldwide this year, rising to 27 billion by 2020.

Written by Byron Connolly19 June 14 15:47

Digital Post Australia will shut down

Digital Post Australia will cease operating over the coming weeks due to lack of demand from consumers and businesses for its electronic post service.

Written by Byron Connolly19 June 14 11:29

Telstra extends cloud services to the US

Telstra on Wednesday announced it is now offering cloud services to customers in the United States, adding to services already available in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Written by Byron Connolly18 June 14 09:27

$6.5 million to be tipped into e-mental health

The Federal Government has allocated $6.5 million for a program to train primary healthcare staff to use e-mental health therapies and associated technologies.

Written by Byron Connolly18 June 14 09:20

Male tech graduates out-earning females

The gender pay gap for graduates is alive and well in many industries across Australia and the tech sector seems to be an offender.

Written by Byron Connolly17 June 14 23:30

David Gollan’s 10 IT fundamentals

David Gollan joined Western Australia’s largest health fund, HBF, as CIO in 2013. Since then, he has introduced a model to his IT team that identifies the 10 most important things a CIO must address during his or her tenure.

Written by Byron Connolly16 June 14 08:56

$5.4m big data boost for resources and energy industries

Sydney University is fronting an international research group using big data sets and high performance computers to better identify exploration targets in basins in remote Australia.

Written by Byron Connolly12 June 14 16:23