Byron Connolly

Byron Connolly

Australia Editor

Byron Connolly is a highly experienced technology and business editor who contributes to CIO Australia. He also facilitates roundtables and conferences for CIOs and other senior technology executives and creates content from these events.

Articles by Byron Connolly

News

DCP spends $10 million on child protection

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
September 25, 2012
News

Australian researchers create world’s first working quantum bit

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
September 20, 2012
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Medibank Health Solutions to deploy video access to medical specialists

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
September 19, 2012
News

Hudson shrinks IT department with move to cloud

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
September 14, 2012
News

ICT salaries increase by 3.9 per cent

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.
September 11, 2012
News

Schools clueless about IT security, reveals study

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
September 10, 2012
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College group to slash printing costs by $800,000 over two years

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.
September 6, 2012
Interview

Q&A: Allianz Global Assistance CIO Luc Derix

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.
August 29, 2012
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NBN Co speeds up service delivery with automated tools

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.
August 29, 2012
News

NBN Co CIO quits

NBN Co has confirmed an iTnews report that its CIO, Claire Rawlins, has quit, almost three years after taking the role.
August 24, 2012
News

Why CIOs need to get to know their CMOs

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.
August 22, 2012
News

Empired acquires Conductive

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
August 22, 2012
News

Enterprises baulk at BYOD

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.
August 17, 2012
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NSW Office of State Revenue cuts telco costs by 16 per cent

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.
August 13, 2012
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Department of Finance and Deregulation inks second data centre contract

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).
August 13, 2012
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HCF to improve member retention rates with real-time data analysis

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
August 10, 2012
News

Discovery may simplify quantum computer development

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.
August 7, 2012
News

One-third of enterprise networks breached in last 12 months: Survey

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.
August 6, 2012
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UNSW gains more control over communications costs

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.
August 2, 2012