Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

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

Updated: Aus Post’s Andrew Walduck nabs CDO role

​Australia Post’s Andrew Walduck, executive general manager of trusted e-commerce services, has added group chief digital officer (CDO) to his role, marking the first appointment of its kind.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien13 April 17 12:16

ISPs could sell your browsing history: Aussie expert weighs in on US proposal

​If the US green lights legislative proposals to empower ISPs to freely disseminate a consumer’s personal information- and even sell your web browsing history - it could potentially open doors to new markets and revenue streams, according to the head of the Internet Association of Australia (IAA).

Written by Jennifer O'Brien12 April 17 11:43

Leaders discuss transformation and innovation: AWS panel

​Innovation and the use of cloud technologies is changing industries across Australia. Just ask Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO, Scott Farquhar, who said the move towards a cloud-centric digital world promises significant opportunity for Australia, a country historically saddled by the “tyranny of distance.”

Written by Jennifer O'Brien06 April 17 11:31