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.

Government's cyber security strategy panel 'missing a bit of diversity': AustCyber CEO

Government's cyber security strategy panel 'missing a bit of diversity': AustCyber CEO

An advisory panel that will guide the Australian government's new security strategy "does not reflect the full breadth of challenges facing the country," according to AustCyber CEO, Michelle Price.

Health agency chief Tim Kelsey departs

Health agency chief Tim Kelsey departs

The Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has advised that CEO Tim Kelsey has resigned and will no longer lead the agency charge of My Health Record as of 17 January 2020.

NSW Ambulance expected to settle data breach class action

NSW Ambulance expected to settle data breach class action

A settlement is expected to be reached in a class action brought against the NSW Ambulance Service relating to sensitive health and personal information that was illegally sold by a contractor.

Former SA government CIO sentenced to 25 months jail

Former SA government CIO sentenced to 25 months jail

Veronica Theriault has been sentenced to 25 months in jail with a non-parole period of 12 months after pleading guilty to fraud charges.

Why Aurecon is moving to the cloud

Why Aurecon is moving to the cloud

Aurecon's cloud journey started with a network refresh which quickly turned into a way to simplify the design engineering firm's operations so it would be a 'disruptor rather than be disrupted', chief information officer, Carl...

AWS helps quantum computing reach its full potential with three initiatives

AWS helps quantum computing reach its full potential with three initiatives

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced three initiatives to help advance the application of quantum computing with a quantum lab, a centre for experts and the Amazon Braket.

Huawei hires Aussie law firm to defend against

Huawei hires Aussie law firm to defend against "lies and slurs"

?Huawei Australia has hired recently-established law firm Xenophon Davis to help defend the local business against "malicious and false attacks designed to cause us reputational damage".

Scams cost Australians more than $100M a year

Scams cost Australians more than $100M a year

Australians have so far lost $118.5 million to scams as at October 2019, which is already $10 million more than what it cost in 2018 ($107 million).

Australian manufacturer gains 90 productivity days with cloud move

Australian manufacturer gains 90 productivity days with cloud move

Fenner Dunlop gained 91 days of added productivity by moving from its legacy, tape-based backup and disaster recovery solution to the cloud.

iiNet warned after leaving customer with no internet access for three weeks

iiNet warned after leaving customer with no internet access for three weeks

iiNet will conduct an independent audit of its systems after the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) found it left a customer with no internet for three weeks while moving to the NBN.

Jamie Smith new CIO at Hollard Insurance

Jamie Smith new CIO at Hollard Insurance

Hollard Insurance has appointed Jamie Smith as its chief information officer.

Data sharing practices in Australia are 'appalling': report

Data sharing practices in Australia are 'appalling': report

Australian companies are failing to conduct formal reviews on the practices of companies they share data with, according to a report by Security in Depth.

Monash University names Teresa Finlayson as its permanent CIO

Monash University names Teresa Finlayson as its permanent CIO

?Monash University has appointed Teresa Finlayson as its permanent CIO following a four month-period where she held the role on an interim basis.

AirTrunk reveals new Sydney data centre

AirTrunk reveals new Sydney data centre

Data centre operator AirTrunk has announced plans for its third Australian data centre to be located in the north of Sydney.

Intel puts

Intel puts "millions of engineering hours" into oneAPI

Intel has launched the oneAPI "industry initiative" to deliver a unified and open programming experience to developers on any architecture.

Bankwest app feature helps users spot fradulent transactions

Bankwest app feature helps users spot fradulent transactions

Bankwest has launched a new feature to its mobile app offered by Look Who's Charging to help customers quickly spot possible fraudulent transactions.

InvoCare replaces network across 284 sites to enable cloud move

InvoCare replaces network across 284 sites to enable cloud move

ASX-listed InvoCare has updated its entire network across Australia and New Zealand as part of a $200 million investment to deliver a better customer experience.

CIO50 2019: #22 Chris Locke, Flight Centre Travel Group

CIO50 2019: #22 Chris Locke, Flight Centre Travel Group

By repurposing the Amazon IoT Button, Flight Centre Travel Group A/NZ CIO Chris Locke was able to fix long running performance issues affecting stores.

CIO50 2019: #18 Angela Coble, Johnson & Johnson

CIO50 2019: #18 Angela Coble, Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) director of business technology, Angela Coble, says the biggest lesson she learned in the past six years is that "a CIO is no different to any other leadership role in an organisation".

CIO50 2019: #15 Alex Twigg, Judo Bank

CIO50 2019: #15 Alex Twigg, Judo Bank

"Our role is becoming significantly more strategic to the organisation and we need to be entrepreneurs that do technology," says Judo Bank's CIO and co-founder, Alex Twigg, who believes the growing importance of a CIO in all...

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