Stories by Rebecca Merrett

Parliament appoints acting CIO

The Department of Parliamentary Services has appointed Eija Seittenranta as acting CIO. Seittenranta, who is currently general manager, ICT infrastructure at the Department of Human Services, will commence her new role on October 22.

Written by Rebecca Merrett17 Oct. 12 16:08

Where is IT outsourcing heading in 2013?

Looking to 2013, analysts have predicted that organisations will become more cautious about outsourcing their IT staff, savvier in evaluating contracts and more selective in the services they choose to outsource.

Written by Rebecca Merrett16 Oct. 12 11:43

NextDC appoints CFO

Company hires ex CEO of Reverse Corp, Paul Jobbins, as its CFO.

Written by Rebecca Merrett15 Oct. 12 12:39

Q&A: CFO of Suncorp Bank, Greg Bryant

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

Written by Rebecca Merrett09 Oct. 12 10:10

Commonwealth Bank CIO talks future of IT careers

Commonwealth Bank’s CIO, Michael Harte, spoke to young IT professionals at an Australian Computer Society event about the kind of qualities they need to attain now to succeed and help overcome a skills shortage that threatens Australia’s digital economy.

Written by Rebecca Merrett08 Oct. 12 15:36

Managed services fails to deliver: IDC study

Some managed service providers are not fully meeting the total cost of ownership (TCO) and return on investment (ROI) expectations of their customers, according to an IDC study.

Written by Rebecca Merrett04 Oct. 12 15:44

Google to power data centre with green wind energy

Google has signed an agreement with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) to supply its Mayes Country, Oklahoma data centre with 48 megawatts of wind energy from the Canadian Hills Wind Project in Oklahoma in the United States.

Written by Rebecca Merrett28 Sept. 12 13:45

Skycity upgrades gaming network infrastructure

Skycity, an operator of five casinos and four hotels in Australia and New Zealand, has upgraded its gaming network infrastructure to meet customer demand for wireless connectivity and improve the experience on games machines.

Written by Rebecca Merrett27 Sept. 12 16:42

Creating more gender balance in IT

There may a lack of women in the industry, but that doesn’t mean that organisations are out of luck in their chances in finding women for IT roles. According to Lindy Stephens, managing director at ThoughtWorks Australia, setting targets for hiring women staff has helped the IT consultancy overcome the gender balance issue.

Written by Rebecca Merrett27 Sept. 12 10:15

Don't fear failure in innovation: Google

If there is one company that knows what it means to dare to try something different, it's Google. The company's chief technology advocate, Michael Jones, spoke with CIO Australia about innovation and how important it is for CIOs to create a company culture where failure is not feared, rather is seen as part of the process of innovation.

Written by Rebecca Merrett24 Sept. 12 12:00

Google Apps growing in popularity among CIOs: Telsyte

The Google Apps suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email and groupware applications is growing in popularity among CIOs, according to Telsyte’s new research.

Written by Rebecca Merrett11 Sept. 12 15:23