News The Federal Government is edging closer to providing agencies with easier access to cloud services following the release today of a draft head agreement for a whole-of-government cloud panel.rn
News The NSW government claims it will make it easier for technology suppliers to provide enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to agencies as part of its procurement reforms.rn
News True utility computing – where virtual machines are moved between competing service providers without an organisation's knowledge – is coming soon, according to Vic Winkler, CTO at data security provider Covata.rn
News National Australia Bank’s (NAB) group executive, enterprise services and transformation, Lisa Gray, is departing the bank following a management reshuffle announced Friday morning.rn
News Twitter received two emergency requests from the Australian government for user data and none for the removal of content during the first half 2014, according to the social network site’s latest Transparency Report.rn
News Not-for-profit health insurer HCF is rolling out an initiative that will enable 3,300 people with chronic illnesses to use Internet-connected biometric monitoring devices to manage their health.rn
News Raijin, the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful supercomputer, on Thursday celebrated its first birthday. It has been in production since mid-June last year.rn
News Vodafone on Tuesday announced it had reallocated its low-band 850MHz mobile spectrum to boost 4G network coverage – particularly indoors – for 1.5 million of its existing customers.rn
News Former Australian soldier Matina Jewell knows a thing or two about leading a team. She shared her experiences as a United Nations peacekeeper during the 2006 Lebanon War with attendees at this year’s CIO Summit.
News Catch of the Day’s failure to inform users of a data breach that occurred three years ago suggests the online retailer didn’t have a response plan, and may do the brand some harm.rn
News The University of Queensland will soon deploy a new high performance parallel computer cluster to support intensive data modelling in advanced materials, vaccines, systems, and technologies in several research areas.
News Queensland’s CQUniversity expects to save up to $900,000 on software maintenance over the next two years after deploying a new student management system.rn
News iiNet has confirmed David Buckingham as its new CEO. Buckingham had been the acting in the position since November last year and was appointed by the ISP’s board of directors after an extensive worldwide search.
News The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has gone to tender for an integrated SAP system to support its expanding requirements, including a new nuclear medicine facility.rn
News The Federal Government has added four suppliers to its Data Centre Facilities Supplies Panel as part of its program to cut costs and increase the efficiency of its technology infrastructure.rn
News Australian organisations are seriously under-investing in IT governance particularly at a time when they are highly dependent on technology systems across all operations.rn
News Queensland’s CQUniversity has deployed a student management system in nine months, which the institution claims is around half the industry average.rn
News Biometric technologies such as fingerprint scanning have not taken off in the financial services sector because they are still too unreliable, particularly as an identifier at banks’ ATM machines.rn
News Almost one-third of 34,476 wireless networks in central Sydney had no security encryption or were using easily broken WEP security, according to a novel study by security vendor Sophos.
News Australian Customs and Border Protection Services (ACBPS) will roll out a new Border Clearance System with control room capabilities that support an increasing number of biometric eGates.rn
News The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will soon abandon manual processes used to determine its risk and manage compliance requirements in favour of a system delivered from the cloud.rn
News One-third of CIOs in Australia and New Zealand are outsourcing mainframe app development and testing to meet new industry regulations.
News Respect Network is asking people to register for what it claims to be the world’s first global network for trusted private data sharing, in its bid to restore privacy on the Internet.rn
News More than 70 per cent of tech budget decision makers across Asia-Pacific say improving customer satisfaction is a big priority this year but less than half are taking action to provide better outcomes for their organisation’s clients.rn
News Allowing foreign financial institutions to ship “temporary” ICT workers into Australia will supress wage growth for domestic technology specialists, says IBRS analyst Guy Cranswick.
News Still unsure about what the Internet of Things (IoT) actually is? Well, it’s going to be big. IDC says there will be 9.2 billion connected or IoT devices shipped worldwide this year, rising to 27 billion by 2020.rn
News The days of the slothful and inert CIOs are over and IT chiefs need to start moving away from being risk-averse if they are to get the attention of their boards.rn
News The Federal Government has allocated $6.5 million for a program to train primary healthcare staff to use e-mental health therapies and associated technologies.rn
News David Gollan joined Western Australia’s largest health fund, HBF, as CIO in 2013. Since then, he has introduced a model to his IT team that identifies the 10 most important things a CIO must address during his or her tenure.rn
News Sydney University is fronting an international research group using big data sets and high performance computers to better identify exploration targets in basins in remote Australia.rn
News It’s happened to many CIOs: End users, thinking they know better, whip out their credit cards and buy technology services without consulting anyone in the IT team. This is exactly what occurred at NRW Holdings.
News The Queensland government has earmarked $199.8 million for ICT equipment and software to improve the state’s health services in its 2014-15 Budget handed down today.rn
News Anaplan, a developer of a cloud-based planning and collaboration software, is ramping up its presence in Australia with a new A/NZ office, following a $100 million funding injection in mid-May.rn
News Identifying the profit margin on moving 130,000 loads of freight each month, spread across 600 trucks, was a difficult task for Queensland transport firm Followmont Transport.