Stories by Rebecca Merrett

What are CIOs wishing for this Christmas?

It’s that time of year again for every CIO to reflect and think about what they want for the coming year ahead. No, this doesn't have to involve gadgets or really, really cool technology. Instead, it’s a much broader wishlist that looks at some of the common challenges facing the modern CIO.

Written by Rebecca Merrett19 Dec. 12 12:00

Glenn Archer to become the next Australian Gov CIO

Glenn Archer, deputy and first assistant secretary to former Federal CIO Ann Steward, will step into the Australian Government CIO role, the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) announced.

Written by Rebecca Merrett18 Dec. 12 12:54

Sydney bus travellers receive real-time information

Sydney travellers can now track whether their bus service is running late, with the NSW government making real-time information on bus movements available to mobile app developers.

Written by Rebecca Merrett17 Dec. 12 15:24

Where is green IT heading in 2013?

Analysts predict an uptake in trigeneration technology and data centre infrastructure management tools, and that there will be more consolidation of IT infrastructure, more sophisticated monitoring and reporting of energy use, and driving down energy costs will become a top priority for CIOs next year.

Written by Rebecca Merrett13 Dec. 12 12:14

Top social media trends of 2012

From the London Olympic Games to NASA's Curiosity rover, here’s what 2012 looked like on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Written by Rebecca Merrett12 Dec. 12 14:56

UTS library goes underground with robotics

How the University of Technology (UTS) will use robots to store and retrieve around 900,000 items from an underground library, which is being built at its main campus in Ultimo, Sydney

Written by Rebecca Merrett11 Dec. 12 16:07

Top IT execs earn more than $500,000 annually: survey

Being at the top in the ICT profession could see you earning more than half a million dollars in annual salary, according to Candle ICT Recruitment’s Salary Intelligence Report.

Written by Rebecca Merrett11 Dec. 12 12:10

BYO is a challenge but worth it in the long run: DiData CIO

Supporting staff who want to bring their own devices and applications to work may be a pain for many CIOs, but the business benefits make implementing a program worth the time and effort, according to Dimension Data's CIO Ian Jansen.

Written by Rebecca Merrett10 Dec. 12 12:42

Google awards $23 million to non-profit innovations

Google is granting US$23 million to seven not-for-profit organisations to support technology innovations that are “changing the world”, the company said.

Written by Rebecca Merrett05 Dec. 12 14:31

Electricity network pricing changes to drive utility ICT spending: IDC

ICT spending within the utility sector in Australia is forecast to grow by five-year compound annual growth rate of of 2.3 per cent to more than $1.9 billion in 2015, according to IDC's Utilities Market Forecast and Analysis report.

Written by Rebecca Merrett30 Nov. 12 14:27