Stories by Byron Connolly

Queensland schools go mobile

Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) will soon provide 137 schools in south-east Queensland with a mobile app that enables parents to view term dates and announcements, and their child’s exam results and rankings from their smartphones or tablets.

Written by Byron Connolly21 May 14 12:04

Tech job market coming back

Australia’s ICT job market has picked up over the past quarter with the market for new skills standing at its highest point for more than a year.

Written by Byron Connolly20 May 14 15:41

When social media strategies go wrong

We’ve all heard the stories: An employee calls in sick, doesn’t go to work and then posts photos on their Facebook page or another social media site while at the cricket. But what happens when a corporate social media campaign fails?

Written by Byron Connolly20 May 14 14:11

Google Glass users to eye travel plans

Google Glass users can now access and manage flight details and other travel plans using the smart eyewear.

Written by Byron Connolly16 May 14 10:39

ATO to overhaul IT contractors

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) wants to revamp its IT contractor recruitment methods, which it describes as “inefficient, costly and unnecessarily complex".

Written by Byron Connolly15 May 14 09:09

Budget 2014 - Millions cut from research

The government will slash funding for the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program by $80 million with a further $111.4 million being cut from the CSIRO – the organisation that invented WiFi – over the next four years.

Written by Byron Connolly14 May 14 10:22

Melbourne Airport in BPM transformation

Melbourne Airport has rolled out a business process management (BPM) system that it says has eliminated paper processes and modernised vital airport safety, security and environmental management tasks.

Written by Byron Connolly13 May 14 12:46

In pictures: CIO Summit Perth

CIOs gathered at Perth's Pan Pacific Hotel to hear about leadership, organisational resilience, the Internet of Things, protecting networks against hackers, and the changing role of the CIO.

Written by Byron Connolly13 May 14 11:44

We’re in a digital leadership vacuum

Only 1.8 per cent of Australian organisations have appointed a chief digital officer – compared to a 6.6 per cent global average – and we have created a ‘vacuum’ when it comes to digital leadership.

Written by Byron Connolly12 May 14 16:46

IT worker overflow swells

A big increase in offshoring IT services to Asia and a slowdown in new tech systems investment has swelled the oversupply of IT workers.

Written by Byron Connolly06 May 14 05:00

Vision and hearing impaired trialling Google Glass apps

Telstra staff with vision and hearing problems are trialling apps for Google Glass as part of an initiative to understand how to assist people with disabilities to become more independent at home and work.

Written by Byron Connolly05 May 14 16:21