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Salesforce unveils tools for a post-pandemic return to the office

Work.com contains apps and information resources to support organizations as business looks to resume operations in many countries.

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Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicholas Colisto, CIO, Avery Dennison

Nicholas Colisto, CIO at Avery Dennison, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss crisis management during the COVID-19...

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Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

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Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

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COVID-19 creates ‘new level of urgency’ for Australian tech projects

Technology projects across Australia will be delivered with a ‘new level of urgency’ and probably a revised scope as organisations seek to deploy solutions that address challenges related to COVID-19.

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SAP drops co-CEO, lowers revenue forecast in face of COVID-19 pandemic

In what could be a bellwether for the tech industry, SAP dials down forecasts while offering delays or financing on payments for budget-constrained CIOs.

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Retail’s COVID-19 woes written on toilet paper

While desperate customers wrestle over fast-disappearing toilet paper rolls in the supermarket aisles, the suddenly precious commodity has served to highlight the kinds of key supply chain issues CIOs are now facing because of...

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Tableau joins effort to fight pandemic with data

Tableau's COVID-19 Data Hub is an example of how data and analytics companies are mobilizing data resources to help combat the novel coronavirus.

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A CIO’s guide to AI: Australian artificial intelligence suffering from arrested development

In part 1 of this guide, we provide a view of the AI landscape in Australia. Where is AI being deployed? Expectations versus realities? Are adoption rates falling behind the rest of the world? What is holding AI back in this country?

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How Adelaide Airport is dealing with COVID-19 fallout

As domestic and international flights come to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 crisis, Adelaide Airport’s technology team is facing new challenges around setting up and supporting remote teams of workers.

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404: Technology leadership not found in Aussie government

The myGov failure this week isn’t the first instance of incompetent IT practice in the government, but it should be the last one allowed.

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Tabcorp’s tech tsar Mandy Ross sees good and bad in COVID-19 trenches

Outgoing Tabcorp CIO, Mandy Ross, says COVID-19 has thrown many Australian organisations and her professional peers into complete disarray over the past few weeks.

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Australian CIOs scramble to manage teleworker exodus in face of COVID-19

If the average day of a 21st century CIO consists of perpetually herding cats, then surely managing the response to COVID-19 must be more akin to herding locusts.

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COVID-19 welfare splash crashes MyGov website, spurs frenzied backpedalling

Government services minister, Stuart Robert, insisted on Monday that the MyGov website was still working despite it having appeared to crash following a mass exodus online of Australians scrambling for a welfare lifeline offered in...

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UNSW is teaching AI systems how to second-guess us

Researchers at the University of New South Wales are developing AI systems capable of ‘second-guessing’ humans, using data such as facial expression and body language to assist people for instance who are immobilised with...

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Pepper simplifies tech environment with Office 365, Azure deployment

Fast growing home loan lender, Pepper, has shifted to Microsoft-based cloud infrastructure to simplify its processes and keep pace with an increasingly regulated Australian financial services sector.

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Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

One class of companies is already equipped to work in a fully distributed employee model. Another going to have a difficult time adapting to most employees having to work from home. Some won’t survive if this lasts more than a few...

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Software underinvestment causing staff underpayments in Australia: Lawyer

Employer and regulatory underinvestment in technology that automates correct pay conditions is leading to staff underpayment, an employment lawyer has told a Senate inquiry.

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MCC’s Azure-based AI solution detects eerie silence

After two years of careful design and another two of intense deployment and ongoing refinement, a sophisticated Azure-based AI solution at the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is possibly feeling a little confused by an entirely new...

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Coronavirus: 3 things CIOs need to do now

Gartner has recommended three short-term actions that chief information officers should take to prepare for business disruptions as a result of the coronavirus health crisis.

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