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  • In pictures: How robotic process automation shape your business’ future (Auckland luncheon)

    IT chiefs gathered in Auckland, New Zealand to discuss how they are deploying software-driven virtual workforces. The luncheon was sponsored by DXC Technology.

  • Simply having multiple clouds is not a hybrid strategy

    And thinking that multi-cloud management tools or cloud management platforms will eliminate this complexity is being optimistic at best.

  • David Anson new Office Brands CIO

    Former GP Synergy tech chief David Anson is the new CIO at business supplies dealer, Office Brands. Anson is replacing Ritesh Patel who was recruited by Fletcher Building in New Zealand in August.

  • Is automation the future of cyber security?

    The WannaCry and Petya ransomware outbreaks damaged enterprise networks around the world and struck fear into the hearts of IT and security chiefs everywhere. And for every enterprise, particularly those in financial sector, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ they will get attacked, it’s ‘when.’

  • Russian-backed ads uncovered on YouTube, source claims

    Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company's probe told Reuters on Monday.

  • CIO Insights (video): 5 steps for driving value from your vendors

    CIO Australia contributor Lou Markstrom discusses how IT organisations can be more efficient and effective in managing third-party service providers.

  • Tech bosses to increase temp headcounts

    Australian chief information officers say they plan to increase the number of temporary staff in their teams over the next 12 months, according to research.

  • Cyber crime costing businesses US$11.7M

    Cyber attacks cost companies an average of US$11.7 million this year, a 23 per cent increase from 2016, according to research.

  • PepsiCo’s new agile HQ is no fizzer

    In December 2016, PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand completed the transformation of its corporate HQ in Chatswood, Sydney. Its traditional, siloed office was canned and replaced with a more agile working environment. The transformation at the multinational food, snack and beverage company was led by CIO Ursula Phillips. Phillips and her team have created a truly mobile workforce. All 300 staff members, including the CEO, received a laptop, mobile phone and Bluetooth earpiece. Office walls were replaced with open workspaces or 'neighbourhoods' where staff can collaborate at hot desks, in meeting rooms, chat spaces, and purpose-built video conference rooms.

  • In pictures: Is automation the future of cyber security?

    IT chiefs gathered at Sydney's Rockpool restaurant to discuss how they are automating cyber security management tasks across their organisations. The luncheon was sponsored by Juniper and ICT Networks.

  • Simplifying Storage to Speed Innovation in the Cloud Era

    How senior technology executives are dealing with the tsunami of internal and external data


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