Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

Alibaba portal opens business opportunities for Aussie companies

​Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is turning subsistence farmers into online entrepreneurs and creating new business opportunities for Australian companies, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien26 July 16 15:21

ACCC urges better info on broadband speeds, performance

​The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is calling for consumers to be provided with clear information about broadband speeds and performance in a bid to improve competition and consumer outcomes in the retail broadband market.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien26 July 16 12:02

Two weeks left to nominate for the CIO50

​With the August 15 deadline looming to nominate for the inaugural CIO50, it is time to be heard and tell us your story of transformation, innovation and leadership.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien26 July 16 10:49

CSC CIO Ben Patey quits to join University of Newcastle

​After a 13-year tenure at IT services giant, CSC, Ben Patey has jumped into the tertiary education sector, landing a role as the associate director, solution delivery and operations with the IT services group at the University of Newcastle (UoN).

Written by Jennifer O'Brien13 July 16 10:30

Ivy College adopts multi-cloud strategy for online and blended learning

When Ivy College first opened in 2009, it had a handful of staff and fewer than 100 students. Today, the college has grown to become one of the top providers of online and blended learning in Australia for adult learners, and now employs over 100 staff.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien06 July 16 09:27

E-voting under review as federal election results loom

​With the results of the Federal Election still undetermined, debate rages about whether the use of electronic voting by way of computer stations at polling booths, online voting or voting via a mobile phone could have quickened the outcome.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien05 July 16 12:25

Pullman Sydney Airport ventures to cloud for comms services

​Pullman Sydney Airport, AccorHotel’s newest property in Australia, has deployed a cloud-based communications system that gives the hotel the option to deliver communications and services on a ‘per occupied room per night’ basis.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien30 June 16 11:24