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Former Google CIO says business misses key people marks

The former CIO of Google and founder and CEO of ZestCash, Dr Douglas Merrill, says companies stuck in traditional management practices risk becoming irrelevant and leaders should not be afraid to do 'dumb' things.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 July 11 11:49

CIOs say desktop virtualisation remains risky: Ovum

Research firm Ovum has released a new report into the perception CIOs have of desktop virtualisation and an immature market poses risks when trying to procure the most appropriate technology.

Written by Rodney Gedda20 July 11 22:00

DIAC CIO Bob Correll retires

CIO of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Bob Correll, has left the agency for retirement and is set to be replaced early next month.

Written by Rodney Gedda18 April 11 23:33

Value, innovation new focus areas for CIOs

In a post-GFC world CIOs are looking to outsourcing to drive better value for money, but also want to focus on using IT to transform the business through innovation and productivity, a new survey has revealed.
In a new report, From cost to value: 2010 Global Survey on the CIO Agenda, advisory firm KPMG has published the results of the CIO survey as part of the 2010 World Congress on IT in the Netherlands.

Written by Rodney Gedda24 June 10 22:00

Australian schools to build distributed storage grid

Researchers from four universities have started work on the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded data grid storage infrastructure for e-research (DSIeR) project to help facilitate data accessibility.

Written by Rodney Gedda25 July 06 22:00

BM, CSC at edge over Baycorp contract

Looking to streamline operations and consolidate infrastructure, data management and analytics solutions provider Baycorp Advantage will oust either IBM or CSC as a tier-1 outsourcing partner on its upwards of A$5 million (US$3.7 million) a year services project.

Written by Rodney Gedda22 Nov. 05 22:00

Australian state warns of XML silos

XML may be seen as the holy grail of information interoperability, but the Australian state of New South Wales' government's experience with the technology warns of how the information silos of yesteryear can be repeated.

Written by Rodney Gedda02 Nov. 05 22:00

Summit on IPv6 in Australia woos enterprise IT

Australia's inaugural IPv6 summit in Canberra later this month will convey the message that next-generation networking technology is relevant to the wider enterprise and not just service providers and research organizations.
Paul Davis, CEO of GrangeNet, Australia's first native IPv6 network said the summit is "absolutely relevant" to enterprise IT staff as the industry is heading into a new paradigm of networking.

Written by Rodney Gedda11 Oct. 05 21:00

Nuclear scientists dump Telstra, call on VoIP

Telstra is set to be the first casualty of a move by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) to upgrade to IP telephony.
With its migration to a VoIP-enabled network infrastructure all but complete Russell Tuckwell, ANSTO's chief information officer, confirmed the organization will go to tender next year.

Written by Rodney Gedda11 Oct. 05 09:03

VOIP to videoconferencing upgrade adds up

Implementing a company-wide VOIP infrastructure to coincide with a headquarters relocation has proved a timely catalyst to evaluate IP-based desktop videoconferencing according to Melbourne, Australia-based accounting firm Pitcher Partners.
Pitcher Partners' IT manager Damon Burgess said when the company relocated in June to a refurbished building it assessed its existing telecommunications equipment.

Written by Rodney Gedda23 Aug. 05 22:00

IBM dropped for Unix in Queensland migration

In a sign that the Unix turf war of the 90s is still raging, the Department of Natural Resource and Mines in the Australian state of Queensland has migrated its core transaction processing system from IBM Corp. to Sun.
With 4,000 employees, 45 offices, and a WAN covering the entire state, the department administers titles for land, water, vegetation, and mines. Its core business involves servicing the Queensland land and property market with clients being conveyancers, solicitors, financiers, and purchasers.

Written by Rodney Gedda08 Aug. 05 22:00

ABC begins digital archive conquest

Nearly two and a half years after announcing it would digitize its entire film and radio archive, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's data conversion work starts this month.

Written by Rodney Gedda19 July 05 08:19

Bank of Queensland takes the lead in VoIP deployment

Amid all the hype surrounding the VoIP ambitions of the big four banks, the Bank of Queensland has quietly become the first local bank to deploy IP telephony throughout its head office in Brisbane.

Written by Rodney Gedda12 July 05 07:28

Apples bowl over university's Linux desktops

Hope of Linux tackling the desktop market has suffered a reality check with the University of Melbourne's Trinity College dumping the penguin in favor of Unix cousin Mac OS X, not x86-based rival, Windows.
A lab of 20 PCs running Debian GNU/Linux will be replaced by G5 iMacs with the compelling reasons for the migration being a "slick user interface" and ease of use, according to Trinity College systems administrator Tim Bell.

Written by Rodney Gedda24 May 05 22:00