Stories by Rebecca Merrett

Where are big data and BI heading in 2013?

Analysts predict a strong uptake of in-memory technologies and cloud BI, new use cases for big data applications and more business collaboration next year.

Written by Rebecca Merrett27 Nov. 12 11:12

Facebook to share user data with Instagram

Facebook may soon share users’ data with photo sharing smartphone app Instagram, the social networking giant said in its recent proposed changes to its data use policy.

Written by Rebecca Merrett23 Nov. 12 12:55

Q&A: McDonald’s Australia CIO, Henry Shiner

Henry Shiner first started out in McDonald’s as a crew member at the Yagoona, NSW restaurant – the first McDonald’s that opened in Australia. More than 30 years later, he returned to McDonald’s and became CIO for Australia and New Zealand in 2007.

Written by Rebecca Merrett22 Nov. 12 11:55

Equinix launches phase two of SY3 data centre rollout

Data centre services provider Equinix today launched phase two of its SY3 data centre rollout in Sydney. Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, officially opened the new data centre with Equinix’s managing director, Tony Simonsen.

Written by Rebecca Merrett15 Nov. 12 15:49

ME Bank trials workplace videoconferencing kiosks

Members Equity Bank is trialling workplace videoconferencing kiosks as part of its strategy to help grow its customer base, and is aiming to roll out the kiosks to six workplaces in the next six months, said the bank’s enterprise architect, Jem Richards.

Written by Rebecca Merrett14 Nov. 12 18:52

Pay gap, lack of role models to blame for ICT gender imbalance: EOWA

The pay gap between women and men in ICT and the lack of senior female role models are the main reasons why young women are not taking up a career in ICT, according to Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

Written by Rebecca Merrett14 Nov. 12 10:33

Q&A: CFO of Qantas, Gareth Evans

CFO World speaks with CFO Gareth Evans about his career path, challenges in his role and the industry.

Written by Rebecca Merrett12 Nov. 12 16:46

Where are mobility and consumerization of IT heading in 2013?

Analysts predict that cloud computing will play a larger role in mobility and consumerization of IT, Windows Phone and Android tablet sales will grow and there will more hot-desking in large organisations in 2013.

Written by Rebecca Merrett07 Nov. 12 14:04

Contact centres’ IT infrastructure not meeting needs: Report

There's a gap between the needs of contact centres and the IT infrastructure that is used to help run their businesses, according to Dimension Data’s Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report 2012.

Written by Rebecca Merrett31 Oct. 12 10:41

Where is cloud computing heading in 2013?

Analysts have predicted a trend towards moving IT from on-premise to off-premise, new cloud applications and an increase in spending on cloud services next year.

Written by Rebecca Merrett26 Oct. 12 13:24

How to spot high performers, drivers of business: Hudson

The increasing demand for IT to do more with less and help drive the business is redefining the skills that are needed to succeed in an IT career, according to the latest Hudson ICT Leaders Series report.

Written by Rebecca Merrett25 Oct. 12 15:51

Is responsive Web design the answer to cross-platform development?

Responsive Web design is an emerging trend where applications and websites are designed for optimal viewing across multiple devices and screen sizes using a single code base. But will it fix Web application problems in today's mobile world?

Written by Rebecca Merrett24 Oct. 12 10:46

AGIMO selects suppliers to build government cloud services

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) announced it has selected 35 suppliers to provide cloud services to multiple government agencies as part of a wider data centre strategy.

Written by Rebecca Merrett19 Oct. 12 15:36