Samira Sarraf

Senior Journalist

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for CIO and Computerworld on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

Healthscope appoints Mitra Minai to newly-created CISO role

Syed Ahmed joins joint venture InnoWell

Syed Ahmed joins joint venture InnoWell

Syed Ahmed has been appointed chief digital officer for InnoWell, a joint venture between The University of Sydney and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) that has built a digital platform aimed at transforming the mental health system.

RMIT puts $6M towards Blockchain Innovation Hub

RMIT puts $6M towards Blockchain Innovation Hub

RMIT has announced a $6 million investment in its Blockchain Innovation Hub (BIH) as the University aims to become a leader in research and engagement in blockchain.

Federal Government pushes for blockchain regulation and standards

Federal Government pushes for blockchain regulation and standards

The Australian Government is working towards a regulatory environment to cover blockchain which would benefit businesses building their own technology.

Transformation trends Aussie organisations will follow in 2020

Transformation trends Aussie organisations will follow in 2020

Cultural traits such as empathy and empowerment and organisations powered by AI are some of the digital transformation (DX) trends enterprises in Australia will follow in 2020.

CBA plans to launch dozens of digital businesses

CBA plans to launch dozens of digital businesses

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has launched a venture building entity, X15 Ventures, as part of a $1 billion annual tech investment that will see the organisation launch dozens of digital businesses.

A CIO’s guide to blockchain: Part 1

A CIO’s guide to blockchain: Part 1

There are things to consider before diving into blockchain with predictions of it becoming viable or profitable only after 2023.

Huawei Australia hits back at Malcolm Turnbull's comments on 5G

Huawei Australia hits back at Malcolm Turnbull's comments on 5G

Huawei has hit back at comments made by former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull that allowing the Chinese giant to build Britain’s 5G network would hamper the ability of ‘Five Eyes’ nations to share intelligence.

Microsoft issues patches to critical systems following NSA tipoff

Microsoft issues patches to critical systems following NSA tipoff

Microsoft has released updates for Microsoft Windows after being tipped off by the US National Security Agency (NSA) that there was a serious flaw in the operating system that is believed to be affecting millions of computers.

Demand for DevOps engineers sees RMIT launch new short course

Demand for DevOps engineers sees RMIT launch new short course

RMIT has launched a DevOps short course as part of its Future Skills online portfolio to help with the growing demand for specialists in Australia.

Cyber scammers take advantage of bushfire crisis

Cyber scammers take advantage of bushfire crisis

With the fire season in Australia resulting in loss of lives, property damage and unprecedented loss of wildlife, scammers are wasting no time to take advantage of those wishing to help.

Guy Danskine named Equinix MD

Guy Danskine named Equinix MD

Equinix Australia has appointed Guy Danskine to the role of managing director, replacing Jeremy Deutsch was promoted to the role of president of Asia Pacific in July 2019.

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