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In pictures: CIO luncheon - The front-line worker and workforce enablement

With the rise of the front-line worker and distributed workplaces, many organisations are seeing the benefits of providing a cloud-ready environment. No doubt, employees expect access to information and services without the barriers of legacy tools. Certainly, cloud enabled employees have come to expect insights, speed and collaboration as part of their everyday. Therefore, many CIOs are starting to recognise the ‘power of cloud enablement’ of the front-line worker in order to provide greater collaboration and engagement, process efficiencies, and insights for better decision-making. A group of CIOs and tech leaders joined CIO Australia and Google for an exclusive roundtable luncheon that discussed how companies can embrace the move to a cloud-enabled workforce - and not leave behind a large and most influential workforce.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien11 June 19 14:33

Analysts react to Salesforce Tableau grab

In what will be the largest acquisition in Salesforce history, “the move is not a big surprise,” according to Forrester VP and principal analyst Liz Herbert, speaking about the US $15.7 billion acquisition of analytics platform vendor Tableau.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien11 June 19 14:16

Trajan beefs up network to meet global demand

Biotech research and development firm, Trajan Scientific and Medical, has embarked on what head of IT, James Orgill, says is a major “reinvention of the network”.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien11 June 19 12:10

Samsung connects STEM students to Vivid

Samsung Electronics Australia, in partnership with Social Ventures Australia (SVA), has hosted STEM students from a remote South Australian town to travel to Sydney, many for the first time, to witness the Vivid festival.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien06 June 19 10:20

Privacy advocate speaks out against AFP’s raid on press

Privacy advocate, Paul Bischoff, has hit back at the AFP, calling its raid on ABC’s offices and a journalist's home “especially troubling." He said journalists need to beef up cyber security measures.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien06 June 19 09:47

Luxury Escapes seeks CDO, Hilltops Council wants CIO

Travel outfit, Luxury Escapes, in on the hunt for a CDO to help drive international expansion plans, while Hilltops Council is seeking a CIO to help drive organisational change.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien05 June 19 12:23

Govt dishes out $8.5m for cyber security realm

The Federal Government has earmarked $8.5 million in funding for the country’s cyber security sector in a bid to “grow and create new jobs,” according to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien05 June 19 08:56

Bale crowned EnergyAustralia CIO

Latitude Financial Services’ CIO Julie Bale has been named EnergyAustralia CIO, replacing Anne Weatherston who'd been in the role since 2015.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien04 June 19 10:43

NAB hatches global online portal to foster fintech and bank ties

National Australia Bank (NAB), in concert with Bank Leumi of Israel and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), has launched a global online portal that fosters innovation and collaboration between fintechs and the three banks.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien30 May 19 14:46

Tennis Australia appoints first CTO

Tennis Australia has appointed its first-ever CTO, naming Bunnings product and tech division head, Ben Fitzgerald, to the newly created role.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien30 May 19 13:59

Ramsay charts ‘sophisticated’ new tech journey: inaugural report

Ramsay Australia is embarking on a “new era of technological sophistication,” organised around three themes: doctor connectedness, improving patient experience, and supporting business performance, according to CIO John Sutherland.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien29 May 19 15:13