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CFOs confident about revenue growth, cash flow: survey

Reduced interest rates, increased iron ore prices and economic growth in China have 70 per cent of CFOs feeling confident about revenue growth, with 63 per cent expecting an increase in cash flow this year, according to Deloitte’s latest Quarterly CFO Survey.

Written by Rebecca Merrett30 Jan. 13 15:56

Government requests for Google user data grow

Australian government requests for data about users of Google's online services increased by over 11 per cent in the six months to December 2012 to 584, up from 523 requests for data users in the six months prior.

Written by Rebecca Merrett24 Jan. 13 11:05

Developers, engineers and analysts in high demand: Hays

Mobile app developers and network engineers are in high demand in the private sector, driven largely by investment in mobility, virtualization and unified communications, according to recruitment firm Hays.

Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Jan. 13 16:35

Don't put innovation on hold: IDC

CIOs say innovation is a top business priority this year, but acting on their plans will be crucial as they face increasing pressure to innovate while keeping day-to-day IT operations running smoothly, according to researcher, IDC.

Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Jan. 13 13:49

Coles gets new finance director

Coles has appointed Rob Scott, managing director of Wesfarmers Insurance, as its new finance director.

Written by Rebecca Merrett21 Jan. 13 12:59

CIOs still acting as IT managers: Gartner

CIOs are focusing on digital technologies to drive business transformation but are still ‘stuck in a rut’ of managing day-to-day administrative IT activities, according to a new global CIO survey by research firm Gartner.

Written by Rebecca Merrett17 Jan. 13 14:51

Should Facebook users be concerned about Graph Search?

Privacy advocates are warning Facebook users about the privacy implications of the social network's new Graph Search tool, which enables users to search specific content shared by their friends.

Written by Rebecca Merrett16 Jan. 13 15:46

CIO movers and shakers

A look at recent movements among Australian CIOs.

Written by Rebecca Merrett16 Jan. 13 10:55

Curtin Uni combines GPS with Galileo satellite

Researchers from Curtin University have discovered how to integrate Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with the emerging multi-frequency Global Navigation Satellite System, Galileo.

Written by Rebecca Merrett15 Jan. 13 14:20

Parliament gets ready for BYOD, gears up for mobility

The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is developing a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy and is equipping staff with mobile devices as part of its ICT reorganisation, the new CIO, Eija Seittenranta told CIO Australia.

Written by Rebecca Merrett15 Jan. 13 09:14

CO2 emission testing of ICT equipment may need a rethink

The traditional method of measuring the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of ICT equipment for carbon reduction purposes may not necessarily be the best, according to researchers from University of Melbourne’s partner Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications, and Bell Labs.

Written by Rebecca Merrett10 Jan. 13 16:14