Stories by Byron Connolly

Defence confirms new CIO

The Department of Defence has appointed Dr Peter Lawrence as its new CIO, a Defence spokesperson confirmed this morning.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Oct. 12 12:10

PC sales decline as buyers wait for Windows 8

PC shipments across Asia-Pacific declined by 5.6 per cent quarter-on-quarter as buyers wait for Windows 8 and purchase alternative products such as tablets, according to preliminary Gartner figures.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Oct. 12 14:36

Defence head spruiks IT careers

The Department of Defence’s head ICTO operations, Major General Michael Milford told young IT professionals there was tremendous scope to pursue a career in the armed forces, which continued to grapple with several technology issues.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Oct. 12 12:07

Cost and frequency of cybercrime on the rise: Study

Cybercrime is costing Australian organisations as much as $10.9 million annually with some falling victim to 40 successful cyberattacks each week, according to a new study.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Oct. 12 11:48

Skills shortage driving offshoring: Westpac CIO

Westpac Banking Group’s CIO Clive Whincup today claimed the bank looks offshore for IT labour because there “simply aren’t enough people” in Australia with the right skills for certain roles.

Written by Byron Connolly09 Oct. 12 14:11

Popular tablets have worrying security flaws

Serious security flaws in the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet device make it difficult to recommend for use in the enterprise, raising concerns for organisations looking to introduce bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, according to a new study.

Written by Byron Connolly08 Oct. 12 12:02

New supercomputer for South Australia

Scientific researchers across South Australia now have access to the massive processing power of a new supercomputer following eResearch SA’s launch yesterday of a high-performance machine, which can calculate 34 trillion transactions per second.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Oct. 12 11:07

Enterprises and governments struggle with archiving: lawyer

Some enterprises and governments in Australia are wasting time, resources and money searching for data for compliance, litigation or internal investigations because they don’t have the right archiving and e-discovery tools, according to a US-based lawyer.

Written by Byron Connolly03 Oct. 12 15:41

10 reasons enterprises lack confidence in cloud

Government regulations, exit strategies and international data privacy are the top three areas where confidence in cloud computing models is the lowest, according to new research.

Written by Byron Connolly28 Sept. 12 11:39

CIOs back e-health despite slow start

Two prominent healthcare CIOs have backed the federal government’s national e-health initiative despite early teething problems and slow uptake across Australia.

Written by Byron Connolly27 Sept. 12 13:03

DCP spends $10 million on child protection

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) in Western Australia has outsourced support for its core customer relationship management system, used by around 2000 field and social workers who provide care for children and young people at risk.

Written by Byron Connolly25 Sept. 12 11:00

Tata Consulting Services to expose local startups to global markets

IT giant Tata Consulting Services (TCS) is on the cusp of signing three Australian technology startups to formally become part of its Co-Innovation Network (COIN), an initiative that helps fledgling companies create a global market for their products.

Written by Byron Connolly21 Sept. 12 10:19

Australian researchers create world’s first working quantum bit

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have created the world’s first working quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon, which they claim will lead to the development of ultra-powerful computers in the future.

Written by Byron Connolly20 Sept. 12 11:20

Medibank Health Solutions to deploy video access to medical specialists

Medibank Health Solutions is gearing up to extend its online consultation service – Anywhere Healthcare – to enable patients in regional Queensland to connect with selected medical specialists over a video link provided at their GP’s office.

Written by Byron Connolly19 Sept. 12 14:13