Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

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

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: #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...

CIO50 2019: #11 Viv Da Ros, Caltex Australia

CIO50 2019: #11 Viv Da Ros, Caltex Australia

Having the right level of paranoia helps keep the focus on the right things, is what Caltex Australia CIO Viv Da Ros believes.

CIO50 2019: #13 Tomas Varsavsky, REA Group

CIO50 2019: #13 Tomas Varsavsky, REA Group

Tomas Varsavsky, chief engineer at REA Group, and his team have led the business into a single sign on evolution that saw its 7.8 million customers migrate to its own solution, Locke.

CIO50 2019: #17 Damian Madden, The Woolmark Company

CIO50 2019: #17 Damian Madden, The Woolmark Company

With more than five billion certified products, The Woolmark Company has been working with Australia's 60,000 wool growers to research, develop and certify Australian wool.

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: #14 Simon Herbert, NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC)

CIO50 2019: #14 Simon Herbert, NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC)

Moving the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC) from the Department of Finance to Treasury and then from Treasury to Customer Service are two of many projects and achievement that Simon Herbert, executive director of data insights and...

CIO50 2019: #16 Vincent ten Krooden, Mortgage Choice

CIO50 2019: #16 Vincent ten Krooden, Mortgage Choice

Mortgage Choice's largest application suffered an outage that lasted a week back in 2014. That happened not long after Vincent ten Krooden joined the mortgage broking firm as general manager of technology, and soon after he made a big...

CIO50 2019: #21 Brett Wilson, MJH Group

CIO50 2019: #21 Brett Wilson, MJH Group

To automate important metrics processes that construction company MJH Group had been performing manually, CIO Brett Wilson brought in AI capabilities to the mix.

CIO50 2019: #23 Fiona Rankin, University of Wollongong

CIO50 2019: #23 Fiona Rankin, University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong (UOW) is undergoing a major digital transformation across multiple areas of the business.

CIO50 2019: #20 Andrew Cann, WA Police

CIO50 2019: #20 Andrew Cann, WA Police

If you want to build trust and encourage back and forth exchange of ideas you can't be a micro-manager who makes all the decisions, says WA Police CIO Andrew Cann. This encourages people to wait for you to offer a solution instead of...

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