Stories by Byron Connolly

Dimension Data hits the gas with big resources win

Global IT services outfit Dimension Data has bagged a contract to design network and telephony infrastructure for Chevron’s massive Wheatstone Project, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Written by Byron Connolly19 Feb. 13 10:31

Daily office admin making us less productive: research

Australian office workers are becoming less productive as they wrestle with the rising number of manual administration tasks and increased regulation and compliance processes, according to new research.

Written by Byron Connolly15 Feb. 13 12:17

Mobile phone sales drop for the first time since 2009

Worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 1.75 billion units in 2012, a 1.7 per cent decline from 2011 earlier despite record smartphone sales in the fourth quarter last year, according to Gartner.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Feb. 13 14:13

Pepper Group rolling out data warehouse-in-a-box

Financial services organisation Pepper Group is deploying what is claimed to be Australia’s first fully-integrated data warehouse-in-a-box, an appliance that doesn’t require IT support.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Feb. 13 08:00

CIOs struggling to meet information demands of CMOs

CIOs are struggling the meet the data demands of chief marketing officers (CMOs) who are hungry for fast access to a lot of information, according to Tristan Sternson, managing director at Melbourne-based information management consultancy InfoReady.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Feb. 13 16:37

Global domain name disputes rise 4.3 per cent: report

Some of the world’s largest brands – including those operating in Australia – continue to fend off cyber squatters with the number of domain name disputes rising by 4.3 per cent year-on-year.

Written by Byron Connolly07 Feb. 13 12:38

CIOs need to be “integrated with the business”: Defence CIO

In this second part of his interview with CIO Australia, newly-appointed Defence CIO Dr Peter Lawrence discusses why chief information officers must work closely with other C-level execs, and the effect of social media on IT organisations.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Feb. 13 15:49

Finding the future-state CIO

In the second and final part of this series on the history and future of the chief information officer, we ask if CIOs need to become process and information architects to drive innovation inside their organisations.

Written by Byron Connolly04 Feb. 13 00:01

NSW government revamps IT services procurement

The NSW government today announced an overhaul of its primary ICT contract processes, claimed to make it easier for agencies to procure the services they need.

Written by Byron Connolly30 Jan. 13 15:49

Anti-cyber-bullying tool creator inks deals with hardware giants

ProtectaChild, an Australian company that has built software which helps parents protect their children from cyber-bullying and online predators, has signed agreements with hardware giants Acer and Lenovo to help build sales of the tool.

Written by Byron Connolly30 Jan. 13 12:10

How the CIO came to be: The history of chief information officers

In the first of a two part series, CIO looks at the history of the chief information officer; when the role came into being and why many CIOs are still considered technology boffins rather than business strategists.

Written by Byron Connolly24 Jan. 13 12:33

Updated: Defence tenders for a $2 million supercomputer

The Department of Defence plans to deploy a high-performance computer (HPC) cluster to execute computational fluid dynamics simulations that support its Future Submarine program, in a project set to begin in March this year.

Written by Byron Connolly23 Jan. 13 11:32