News The Department for Child Protection (DCP) in Western Australia has outsourced support for its core customer relationship management system, used by around 2000 field and social workers who provide care for children and young people at risk.rn
News Researchers at the University of New South Wales have created the world’s first working quantum bit based on a single atom in silicon, which they claim will lead to the development of ultra-powerful computers in the future.rn
News Medibank Health Solutions is gearing up to extend its online consultation service – Anywhere Healthcare – to enable patients in regional Queensland to connect with selected medical specialists over a video link provided at their GP’s office.rn
News Large recruitment firm Hudson has reduced its IT staff numbers by more than one-third across Australia and New Zealand over the past three years due partly to a gradual move towards cloud computing.rn
News Salaries for ICT workers grew by 3.9 per cent overall for the 12 months to May 2012, marginally down from 4 per cent a year earlier, according to the annual survey of Australian Computer Society (ACS) members.
News Almost one in two Australian secondary and tertiary schools do not have an IT security awareness program in place and alarmingly, 53 per cent didn’t know what information was taken during a data breach, according to a study commissioned by Symantec.cloud.rn
News College and online education operator Think: Education Group has used virtual private cloud services as a catalyst to cut printing costs by $300,000 by the end of this financial year and a further $500,000 annually from FY14.
Interview Perhaps one of Luc Derix’s greatest strengths is his ability to clearly explain to non-IT staff at Allianz Global Assistance exactly how IT can help contribute to the organisation’s growth.
News NBN Co is using management software tools to help speed up the delivery of new high-speed broadband services across Australia. The National Broadband Network wholesaler has deployed IBM Rational software to build the capabilities required to automate the process of activating services for retail service providers.
News Sales and marketing departments are pushing the technology agenda in many organisations and CIOs that don’t work more closely with CMOs potentially risk diluting their value.
News ASX-listed system integrator Empired Limited has acquired Western Australian firm Conducive for $7.95 million, in a move that will enable it to provide a broader range of IT services – particularly to companies in the energy and natural resources sectors.rn
News Perceived high costs, security concerns and confusion around the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has many enterprises hesitating to expand their BYOD programs, according to new research conducted by Forrester Consulting and Juniper Networks.
News Almost 30 per cent of Australian CIOs and ICT managers responding to a study had allocated funds to deploy or at least pilot Cloud infrastructure over the next year, with 20 per cent considering it for their next budget.
News The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) has slashed its annual telecommunications costs by around $200,000 and increased network performance between its two data centres by 100 times due partly to new virtual network infrastructure.
News Australian government agency, the Department of Finance and Deregulation has signed an $8.6 million contract to use data centre services provided by regional telco TransACT, an iiNet subsidiary, almost four months after inking a larger agreement with Canberra Data Centres (CDC).
News Not-for-profit health fund HCF will soon deploy real-time data analytics software that automatically determine the risk of members allowing their to policies lapse, helping the company retain customers in an increasingly competitive market.rn
News Researchers at three universities are hoping that a recent discovery will simplify and potentially speed up the development of high-powered quantum computers in the future.
News Almost one-third of IT decision makers in Australia and New Zealand have experienced a security breach in the past year, with 23 per cent indicating that the violation harmed their reputation, according to a survey conducted by global IT association ISACA.
News The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has deployed a unified telecom expense management platform to better control its fixed-line and mobile communications costs and usage levels.