Stories by Byron Connolly

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

So you’re studying IT?

Young women studying information technology degrees at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) discuss the gender gap in their chosen industry and why computing is no longer the domain of geeky males.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 13 09:02

Queensland gets a new CIO

The Queensland government has appointed former SA government IT head Andrew Mills as its new CIO.

Written by Byron Connolly13 Nov. 13 12:43

CUA completes $60M core system upgrade

Large customer-owned financial institution CUA announced on Tuesday it had completed a $60 million core banking system upgrade to integrate its customer banking products, and online and mobile access services.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 13 10:29

Global tech budgets on the rise

Global business investment in IT appears to be on the rise with only 22 per cent of respondents to Deloitte’s 2013 CIO Survey indicating their tech budgets had decreased this year.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Nov. 13 12:17

Jetstar CIO cuts IT costs by 6% yearly

Jetstar CIO Stephen Tame is asked to cut IT infrastructure costs by 6 per cent year-on-year. In fact, it’s one of his key performance indicators as CIO of the Qantas- owned low cost airline.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Nov. 13 16:19

NBN Co starts weekly progress reports

NBN Co has begun publishing a weekly report on its website that for the first time distinguishes between premises passed by fibre and able to connect to the network and those not yet connected.

Written by Byron Connolly30 Oct. 13 16:01

Victorian Department of Health slammed in ICT system audit

The Victorian Department of Health has failed to implement clinical ICT systems across 19 of the state’s health services due to poor planning and inadequate understanding of system requirements, according to a damning audit report released Wednesday.

Written by Byron Connolly30 Oct. 13 12:22

Lonely Planet to drop SAP for NetSuite

Lonely Planet, the world’s largest travel guidebook publisher, will soon replace an SAP R/3 4.7 implementation with NetSuite OneWorld as part of a shift to the cloud.

Written by Byron Connolly29 Oct. 13 15:53

Government confirms Huawei NBN ban stands

The federal government will continue the ban on Chinese firm Huawei supplying networking equipment for the National Broadband Network (NBN), saying no decision has been made to change the existing policy introduced by Labor.

Written by Byron Connolly29 Oct. 13 11:07

Bulletproof Networks to list on the ASX

Australian-owned cloud service provider Bulletproof Networks on Monday announced it would soon list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in a bid to raise $1.6 million.

Written by Byron Connolly28 Oct. 13 14:35

NBN Co an employer in demand

NBN Co ranks number 8 in LinkedIn’s list of the most in demand employers across Australia, despite a recent management shakeup after the Coalition government took power.

Written by Byron Connolly24 Oct. 13 12:18

Verizon unveils enterprise cloud service

Verizon has launched a hosted infrastructure and cloud storage service that it claims will provide users with more control over resources in the cloud as it takes aim at Amazon’s dominance in the market.

Written by Byron Connolly04 Oct. 13 13:46