jobrien

jobrien

Associate Editor

Jennifer O’Brien is an experienced content creator, global journalist and event host and moderator with over 20 years under her belt. As an experienced technology and business editor, she’s worked across a host of titles at IDG including ARN, CIO Australia, Computerworld Australia and CMO. She has worked in Northern Ireland, Canada and Australia.

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Conrad MacKenzie on leading transformational change at UNSW

Four months into his role as chief digital officer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Conrad MacKenzie is emboldened to deliver the university’s ‘2025 Strategy’ by driving transformational change in the areas of teaching and learning, research, and operations.
November 22, 2016
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NBN scraps Optus HFC in favour of FTTdp

NBN Co has decided to scrap its plans to use the majority of its Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network, opting instead to use fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) technology for around 700,000 homes and businesses across the country.
September 29, 2016
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New drone rules cut red tape, boost public safety

People and organisations wanting to fly commercial drones with a maximum take-off weight of less than two kilograms no longer need to apply for a certificate and licence from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
September 29, 2016
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Toowoomba council inks managed services deal with QPC

After a comprehensive tender process, Toowoomba Regional Council has struck a managed services contract with QPC to ensure ongoing support of its contact centre and telephony applications.
September 28, 2016
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Movie World, Wet’n’Wild adopt mobile ordering app

Warner Bros. Movie World is the first of many venues at Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) to adopt the new Village-branded mobile ordering and virtual queuing app at one of its restaurants.
September 20, 2016
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Deakin scoops AppSense for improved desktop user experience

Deakin University has selected AppSense Environment Manager in a bid to personalise the user desktop experience by improving the logon experience and reduce profile corruption and reliance on group policy.
August 30, 2016
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GovDC marketplace powered by ServiceNow and UXC Keystone

The NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) has selected ServiceNow as the primary platform for the new GovDC marketplace, a portal that enables government agencies to enquire and procure services of approved ICT vendors.
August 4, 2016
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Alibaba portal opens business opportunities for Aussie companies

Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba, is turning subsistence farmers into online entrepreneurs and creating new business opportunities for Australian companies, according to researchers at the University of Sydney Business School.
July 26, 2016
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ACCC urges better info on broadband speeds, performance

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is calling for consumers to be provided with clear information about broadband speeds and performance in a bid to improve competition and consumer outcomes in the retail broadband market.
July 26, 2016
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CSC CIO Ben Patey quits to join University of Newcastle

After a 13-year tenure at IT services giant, CSC, Ben Patey has jumped into the tertiary education sector, landing a role as the associate director, solution delivery and operations with the IT services group at the University of Newcastle (UoN).
July 13, 2016
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Ivy College adopts multi-cloud strategy for online and blended learning

When Ivy College first opened in 2009, it had a handful of staff and fewer than 100 students. Today, the college has grown to become one of the top providers of online and blended learning in Australia for adult learners, and now employs over 100 staff.
July 6, 2016
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E-voting under review as federal election results loom

With the results of the Federal Election still undetermined, debate rages about whether the use of electronic voting by way of computer stations at polling booths, online voting or voting via a mobile phone could have quickened the outcome.
July 5, 2016
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Pullman Sydney Airport ventures to cloud for comms services

Pullman Sydney Airport, AccorHotel’s newest property in Australia, has deployed a cloud-based communications system that gives the hotel the option to deliver communications and services on a ‘per occupied room per night’ basis.
June 30, 2016
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WA dairy overhauls IT system to implement new business processes

Knowing the intricacies of milk production and dairy management is all in a day’s work for Brownes Dairy IT manager, Brad Flintoff, who spearheaded a complete IT system overhaul of the dairy over the past few years.
June 29, 2016
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Queensland Budget puts ICT works on the agenda

The Queensland Government has allocated funds for a number of IT projects across various agencies and departments, including health and emergency services, considered key technology plans outlined in the state’s 2016-2017 Budget.
June 15, 2016
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Bendigo and Adelaide Bank tap IBM cloud for app development

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has scooped IBM Cloud as its preferred cloud application development platform, a move that assists the bank in developing new products and services for its 1.6 million customers.
June 14, 2016