Stories by Tim Mendham

Making the case for Agile

Agile methodology is moving out of the software development team and becoming a core part of IT and business collaboration.

Written by Tim Mendham16 April 14 09:30

Good communications

Carsten Larsen is not the CIO of the organisation he works for, despite the fact that he talks, lives and breathes IT. “I love IT, it’s my passion,” he says.

Written by Tim Mendham17 July 13 10:32

When technology is your business

Ajay Bhatia, CIO at is one of three CIOs facing unique challenges at online classified sites where delivering digital services is at the heart of their organisations.

Written by Tim Mendham03 June 13 13:53

Looking for change

A billion dollar enterprise that employs just over 4500 people. An organisation that is pushing the boundaries of new communications technologies. A corporation that is constantly developing new products and services to reach the widest audience, both within Australia and internationally. And a business that has just passed its 80th birthday, and is a technology leader in its industry.

Written by Tim Mendham31 May 13 11:48

Focus on client engagement, connecting people with information

Not many CIOs would have 23 million stakeholders, nor would they be working for an organisation that has been around for more than a century, has an organisation-wide budget of $4.6 billion, and an involvement in some of the most controversial and sensitive social issues in the history of the country.

Written by Tim Mendham14 May 13 12:29

From CIO to CEO

Does the board respect the CIO’s viewpoint? Are CIOs seen as ‘big picture’ people? Does the board see the CIO’s role as purely a technical one? Could a CIO ever be CEO? According to a recent survey, 54 per cent of CIOs have aspirations to use their role as a gateway to general business management positions, and many consider themselves as a contender for future chief executive.

Written by Tim Mendham12 June 12 14:48

Dealing with disaster

Earthquakes? Volcanoes? Pandemics? Tsunamis? Are these the stuff of business continuity? Gartner has issued several papers covering major disasters such as the Iceland volcano eruption and its impact on business travel, admitting that “few, if any, businesses plan for a volcanic ash disruption scenario”, which is probably the understatement of the year.

Written by Tim Mendham06 Sept. 10 10:08

Master strokes

Postgraduate study is a decision not lightly taken because of huge demands on time, money and the sacrifices in family and recreation, but it does open doors. Tim Mendham looks at the coming crop of courses.

Written by Tim Mendham26 April 04 15:02