Stories by Byron Connolly

Defence drops distributed computing initiative

The Department of Defence said on Thursday it won’t proceed with planned market testing of a Distributed Computing Bundle, which formed part of the agency’s massive ICT transformation program.

Written by Byron Connolly09 Jan. 14 16:26

Mills takes reins at QLD govt

Andrew Mills started work as CIO at the Queensland government on Monday, presiding over the government’s new ICT strategy and action plan to improve service delivery across the state.

Written by Byron Connolly08 Jan. 14 11:14

NSW govt touts e-health future

The NSW government has unveiled its Blueprint for eHealth in NSW, aimed at improving collaboration between agencies and the development of a strategy to provide services to rural and remote areas.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Dec. 13 12:49

Telstra defends state of its copper network

Telstra’s director of government relations James Shaw has defended the condition of the telco’s copper network, saying it’s difficult to accept claims that it is “falling apart.”

Written by Byron Connolly17 Dec. 13 13:38

Cloud vendors not cutting it, say govt CIOs

Everyone’s talking about cloud computing, but some government CIOs are still not convinced, arguing that the market is still immature with one saying that some vendors are simply “repackaging” outsourcing services.

Written by Byron Connolly16 Dec. 13 16:06

TPG loses appeal, $2M fine reinstated for misleading ads

The High Court of Australia today reinstated a $2 million penalty against telecommunications service provider TPG relating to misleading advertisements on appeal by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Written by Byron Connolly12 Dec. 13 15:15

CommBank unveils enhanced mobile app

Not to be outdone by one of its fiercest competitors, Commonwealth Bank (CBA) today unveiled an enhanced app using near-field communication (NFC) technology that allows users to bank and pay for products and services with their mobile phone.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Dec. 13 10:25

NAB appoints David Boyle as CIO

NAB has appointed former Ernst & Young partner David Boyle as its new CIO. He replaces David McGee, who resigned in late August.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Dec. 13 09:32

In pictures: Sydney University's TechLab

Sydney University's Geoffrey Brown gives CIO a look at some of the innovations at the university's TechLab.

The lab showcases the power of relatively inexpensive, yet extremely useful innovative Big Data applications, a 3D printer, virtual reality system and other technologies.

Written by Byron Connolly09 Dec. 13 10:55

Microsoft Kinect research centre opens in Melbourne

Researchers and academics will explore uses for social interactive technologies at a new $8 million research centre launched today at the University of Melbourne.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Dec. 13 12:09

CIO 100: Carsales wins top gong for innovation

Australian online success story, has won the Most Innovative IT Project award in the inaugural year of CIO Australia’s CIO 100 Awards – recognising excellence in technology innovation and business value delivery.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 13 11:37

Scientists create mega quantum system cluster

Scientists at three universities – including two in Australia – have created what they claim to be the world’s largest quantum circuit board, an essential component in high-powered laser light computers.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 13 17:03

Westfield rolls out ‘searchable mall’ app

Westfield Group has unveiled a “searchable mall” app that helps consumers find items to purchase before they visit one of the company’s shopping centres.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 13 11:54