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Optus puts 5G on display at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Optus CEO Allen Lew said Australia is in a “unique position” to lead the next generation of mobile technology and he believes the number two telco will play a big role in capitalising on the momentum and making it a reality.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien05 April 18 12:34

IT chiefs need to consider ‘human cost’ of cloud migration journey

The human cost of cloud migration - and the power to effectively communicate with key stakeholders - is getting overlooked as IT leaders are under intense pressure to lead business transformation and tasked with ‘people, process and technology’ decision-making.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien30 March 18 16:15

In pictures: How to sell your cloud migration strategy to your biggest critics: Sydney CIO Breakfast Event

​CIO Australia, in partnership with Rackspace, hosted a breakfast event in Sydney for tech chiefs to learn about the cloud migration journey. Certainly, the decision to move business workloads and applications to the cloud impacts all parts of the business and isn’t a decision isolated to the IT team. CIO presented some research findings - which revealed what more than 200 c-suite executives said they would have done differently in the cloud migration journey. Additionally, Rackspace A/NZ GM Angus Dorney touched on the human cost of the cloud, while Airtasker’s Paul Keen, and Specsavers’ Julian Mcall dished out lessons learned in a panel discussion.​

Written by Jennifer O'Brien28 March 18 09:45

In pictures: How to sell your cloud migration strategy to your biggest critics: Melbourne CIO Breakfast Event

CIO Australia, in partnership with Rackspace, hosted a breakfast event in Melbourne for tech chiefs to learn about the cloud migration journey. Certainly, the decision to move business workloads and applications to the cloud impacts all parts of the business and isn’t a decision isolated to the IT team. CIO presented some research findings - which revealed what more than 200 c-suite executives said they would have done differently in the cloud migration journey. Additionally, Rackspace A/NZ GM Angus Dorney touched on the human cost of the cloud, while Airtasker’s Paul Keen, and Specsavers’ Julian Mcall dished out lessons learned in a panel discussion.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien22 March 18 14:27

In pictures: Tech chiefs discuss 'technical debt' in the age of transformation - Sydney CIO Roundtable

CIO Australia, in collaboration with Juniper and Insicon, hosted a gathering of tech leaders to discuss 'technical' debt' in the age of business transformation.​ Certainly, tech chiefs in every market sector are carrying ‘technical debt’ – the accumulated costs associated with delaying routine application maintenance, upgrading hardware infrastructure, and generally taking shortcuts to save time and money. Many are falling deeper into debt as they are asked to do more with the same the budget each year.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien22 March 18 11:33

Cyber guru says CIOs need ‘attitudinal shifts’ towards risk

Tech chiefs need to focus on “internal collaboration” and treat the potential for a cyber security attack as a strategic business risk rather than an IT or information security one, says cyber specialist Sarah Stephens.​

Written by Jennifer O'Brien09 March 18 11:57

BSA urges vigilance as data breach laws loom large

There were a record number of cases of unlicensed software settled in 2017, a figure that doubled from the previous year, the BSA said on Thursday.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien08 March 18 15:51

Optus and Cisco to supply tech to Commonwealth Games

Optus Business and Cisco are building a ‘smart network’ that will connect officials, athletes and spectators at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Written by Jennifer O'Brien08 March 18 14:39

Murdoch University to open networking and games facility

Murdoch University Information Technology (IT) has hatched a $2.6 million networking and gaming facility that puts the university at the “forefront of IT”, according to vice chancellor Eeva Leinonen.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien07 March 18 13:49

Industry incumbents strike back: c-suite report

CXOs believe incumbent organisations – rather than new entrants – are leading the disruption in their industry, according to a new global c-suite study by IBM.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien28 Feb. 18 12:53