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WA path lab system project management slammed by auditor

Two years late and $23.7 million over budget, the roll-out of a pathology lab information system by the Western Australia government has been slammed by the state’s auditor general.

Written by George Nott19 June 19 15:51

Clarence Yap takes IT helm of AHPRA

Clarence Yap, group CIO of Smartgroup, has started a new position as CIO (interim) at AHPRA (Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 June 19 14:04

Facebook launches Libra, industry takes note

After much speculation, Facebook has officially revealed it will venture into the crypto and blockchain world, launching a cryptocurrency called Libra next year.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 June 19 12:41

Jobs up for grabs: MTIA seeks CIO for newly created role

The Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA) is seeking an experienced chief information officer for a newly created position within the Office of the Director-General.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 June 19 10:53

NSW Budget: Govt dishes $100m for Digital Restart Fund

The NSW government has earmarked $100 million over the next two years for a ‘Digital Restart Fund’ that it says will help fuel digital transformation across whole-of-government.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien18 June 19 16:11

Welcome to the CIO50 - nominations now open

CIO Australia has officially opened its fourth annual CIO50 list, where the country’s top 50 most effective and strategic technology and digital chiefs will be recognised for delivering rapid change across their organisations.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien17 June 19 08:00

AI firm takes ‘Quantium’ leap in hyperconverged data space

Over three years into the role and Quantium IT director, Craig Taylor, says he hasn’t got comfortable - and that’s a good thing considering the state of flux and constant change in the IT industry. In particular, the data science and AI realm that Taylor lives and breathes.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien14 June 19 11:16

Relax. Robots won’t take your job, Deloitte report reassures

​A Deloitte report released today has ‘busted the myth’ of robots taking jobs from humans, arguing that unemployment levels are low across the Western world despite accelerating technological change.

Written by George Nott12 June 19 17:05

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

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
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