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CIOs need to be brokers of technology: CA boss

Modern CIOs need to become "brokers of technology" as the move from distributed to cloud computing places pressure on them to deliver IT infrastructure in an era where consumers are in control.

Written by Byron Connolly23 April 13 03:30

Interview: Peter Bourke, CIO, Westfield

Peter Bourke, CIO at Westfield discusses how the retailer has created mobile apps that help internal leasing and shopping centre staff to do their jobs better while improving the experience for customers.

Written by Byron Connolly18 April 13 16:19

Scientists demonstrate key component of quantum machine

Mass production of incredibly powerful quantum computers may be only 10 years away thanks to researchers at the University of New South Wales who have demonstrated a quantum bit based on the nucleus of a single atom in silicon.

Written by Byron Connolly18 April 13 12:17

Inside the government’s data centre transformation

In April 2008, the Australian government engaged Sir Peter Gershon to lead an independent review of its use and management of ICT. At the time, the government was spending $870 million per year on outsourced and insourced data centres.

Written by Byron Connolly16 April 13 09:14

WA child services seeks its first CIO

The Department for Child Protection in Western Australia is on the hunt for its first CIO to create a co-ordinated IT strategy to improve service delivery to around 2200 staff across the state.

Written by Byron Connolly15 April 13 15:17

Newcastle Permanent searching for a CIO

Newcastle Permanent is looking for a CIO to lead a team of 70 IT staff and drive the $8 billion retail banking provider’s systems development, IT operations and overall technology direction.

Written by Byron Connolly03 April 13 11:49

Get some perspective on IT pricing, says licensing expert

Software specialist Filipa Preston has weighed in on the IT pricing debate, saying although prices are in most instances too high, many of the figures quoted during last week’s parliamentary inquiry were “not representative of the reality.”

Written by Byron Connolly27 March 13 14:29

IT pricing committee to explore Apple’s music claims

The IT pricing inquiry committee will take up Apple boss Tony King’s suggestion of approaching record labels to discuss the issue of Australians paying higher prices for digital music.

Written by Byron Connolly25 March 13 16:35

Inquiry will 'weigh on' vendors setting future pricing

The scrutiny applied to Adobe, Apple and Microsoft at last week’s IT pricing inquiry was a small victory for consumers despite each vendor's response not “coming close to a justification for higher prices”, said Matt Levey, head of campaigns at Choice.

Written by Byron Connolly25 March 13 14:44

Microsoft blames costs and competition for higher pricing

Microsoft Australia boss Pip Marlow blamed labour and rental costs, compliance with local laws, customer perception and increased competition as key reasons for up to a 70% price disparity between the company’s products in Australia and the United States.

Written by Byron Connolly22 March 13 15:36

Interview: Ross Dawson, futurist

Leading Australian author and futurist, Ross Dawson, discusses his framework for the "CIO of the Future" and what CIOs need to do now to stay relevant in the future.

Written by Byron Connolly15 March 13 13:53

NAB operations overhaul to save $800 million annually

National Australia Bank (NAB) expects to save $800 million annually in a five year plan which includes reducing the complexity of its technology systems, centralising operations and support functions, and reshuffling senior management positions.

Written by Byron Connolly13 March 13 11:13

Telstra to deliver unified comms from the cloud

Telstra is delivering integrated voice, video, presence and mobility applications as a cloud service, following a new agreement with networking equipment vendor Cisco.

Written by Byron Connolly05 March 13 10:59
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