Stories by CIO Staff

CIO, CMO and Computerworld Data Analytics Survey – Terms and Conditions

By participating in CIO, CMO and Computerworld Data Analytics Survey, you have the opportunity to win one of two $250 JB Hifi Vouchers. In 50 words or less, describe how a data analysis project has enabled your organisation to create new products or services that have increased revenue and profitability.

Written by CIO Staff01 Sept. 14 16:44

CIO Executive Council launches Pathways Express

The CIO Executive Council has launched Pathways Express, a one-day intensive learning and development program for organisations that want to improve the business acumen of their senior ICT executives.

Written by CIO Staff24 June 14 16:38

CBA announces new CIO

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has appointed David Whiteing as its new CIO.

Written by CIO Staff16 June 14 08:49

CIOs Must Become Technology Consultants

If the 'old' CIO had a reputation of throwing up barriers, the 'new' CIO must focus on breaking down barriers to show marketing, finance, HR and other business leaders how IT services can help them become better within their particular operations.

Written by CIO Staff21 March 14 17:41

CBA CIO Michael Harte buys Mediterranean island

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) CIO Michael Harte has purchased a private island called Isola Budelli in the Mediterranean for $4.2 million (2.9 million Euros).

Written by CIO Staff08 Oct. 13 13:51

CIO head-to-head: Keeping it fresh

We ask three CIOs for their views on fostering innovation within their organisations and where technology fits in the picture today and tomorrow.

Written by CIO Staff02 Oct. 13 15:05

The state of the Australian CIO

CIO magazine needs your help to define the CIO agenda for 2013. Here's your chance to have your say as part of our 12th annual 'State of the CIO' survey, which closes on Friday August 9.

Written by CIO Staff06 Aug. 13 09:51

Ready now: A digital identity for Kiwis

RealMe, an identity verification system, has been rolled out in New Zealand to help citizens make secure online transactions with 40 government agencies and participating banks.

Written by CIO Staff31 July 13 16:00

NZ Tablet penetration to triple in next six months, Ericsson

A desire to browse the internet and use apps, combined with low cost devices, is driving mobile device growth in New Zealand says telecommunications manufacturer Ericsson.
According to its 2012 ConsumerLab report 7 percent of New Zealanders currently own a tablet device, and 20 percent say they expect to own one in the next six months.

Written by CIO Staff22 Aug. 12 22:00

A year on UFB exceeds target by 6000 premises

At the end of the first year of the Ultra Fast Broadband initiative, the government says it has exceeded installation targets by more than 6000 premises.
A summary of progress released today shows that despite passing through over 76,000 premises only 1,233 users are connected to UFB.

Written by CIO Staff01 Aug. 12 22:00

ASB to let customers make payments to Facebook users

In what it says is a first for New Zealand banks, ASB customers will be able to make payments to friends and other acquintances on Facebook, without using bank numbers.
The feature will be available for users of ASB’s smartphone apps for iOS and Android from mid-July, and payments can be made to any New Zealand bank account.

Written by CIO Staff19 June 12 22:00

Former Localist CIO heads vendor's NZ operations

Ken Holley, former CIO of NZ Post-owned Localist, has been announced as the head of New Zealand operations for contact centre cloud provider Ipscape.
Holley has had previous experience with Ipscape, having worked with the company on Localist’s contact centre telephony system.

Written by CIO Staff18 June 12 22:00

Maxnet acquired by Australian company for $9.5 million

Update 3:30pm: The mystery of what happened to Fyx's "Global Mode" might be explained today, with the revelation that parent company Maxnet has been purchased by Australian ISP Vocus for $9.5 million.
Vocus CEO James Spenceley has told Computerworld that Vocus did not out and out ask Maxnet to pull the plug on the geolock-averting feature, but says in hindsight it was not appropriate to market such a service in the middle of acquisition negotiations.

Written by CIO Staff21 May 12 22:00