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Mad Mex serves a ‘spicy’ dish of cloud and digital

Ordering your burrito has never been more personal. At least that’s the mission of Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill CIO John Boyd, who said the company is relying on digital technologies and cloud infrastructure to feed the consumer’s growing appetite for beefier customer service and deeper brand connections.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien18 May 17 12:25

14 steps to avoid WannaCry ransomware attack: ICIT

​In the wake of the global WannaCry ransomware attack, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT) has released a 14-point plan that calls on organisations to practice comprehensive cyber-hygiene, and modernise systems and applications to limit reliance on out-of-support programs.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien17 May 17 12:09

ABC crowns Helen Clifton to new chief digital role

​ABC has appointed Helen Clifton to the new role of chief digital and information officer, a role considered "vital to the future development of the ABC," according to managing director Michelle Guthrie.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien17 May 17 11:00

Updated: Kylie Towie exits WA Health

​WA Health’s Kylie Towie, acting chief executive and CIO of Health Support Services (HSS), is leaving the organisation after 18 months at the helm.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien10 May 17 16:30

Powering the e-sports platforms

​In a ‘dedicated gaming house’ in suburban Kellyville run by Avant Gaming, a group of gamers sit glued to their gaming chairs for eight hours a day, often forgetting to eat and stretch, as they practice like ninjas and train for victory in the electronic gaming word.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien04 May 17 15:46

Gumtree hires Roisin Parkes as first female CTO

Gumtree Australia has tapped Roisin Parkes as its first female chief technology officer to be the ‘voice of the technology team’ and to drive the next phase of growth.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien04 May 17 09:37

Exclusive: Monash Uni taps self-service IT platform

​Monash University is “taking the next step in its digital transformation journey,” adopting a self-service IT platform that’s changing how students, academics and administration staff work around their IT challenges and interact with technology.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien03 May 17 15:55

Girl Geek Academy aims to ‘break down’ barriers and teach girls to code

Australia’s Girl Geek Academy is rolling out the next phase of its coding curriculum targeting girls aged five to eight, kicking it off with an event in Sydney tomorrow to coincide with International Girls in ICT Day, an awareness day dedicated to encouraging girls to consider careers in IT.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien27 April 17 13:41

Cyber criminals ‘more ambitious’ in 2016: Symantec

Cyber criminals became “more ambitious in 2016” and cultivated advanced attack strategies as targeted attacks shifted from economic espionage to politically-motivated sabotage and subversion, according to a new global threat report from Symantec.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien27 April 17 11:17

5 IT roles needed in ‘robotic revolution’: Hays

​The growing reliance on workplace robots in business today has sparked demand for ‘robot creators,’ IT professionals with niche skills and qualifications, according to recruitment firm Hays.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 April 17 15:00

Mobile app protects Australian fisheries, aquaculture

​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has unveiled a mobile application that will strengthen Australia’s capability to manage and respond to significant aquatic animal disease incidents.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 April 17 09:15

Victoria Police go mobile to boost officer safety

​Victoria Police is arming frontline officers with Motorola’s managed services mobility solution in a bid to boost workplace safety, efficiency and collaboration.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien13 April 17 15:57

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