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Commonwealth Bank rolls out iPhone app

The Commonwealth Bank has launched a new mobile app which allows users to transfer funds to friends via their Facebook accounts or mobile device.
Speaking at the launch of Kaching today, group executive enterprise services CIO, Michael Harte, said the app, at this stage only developed for the iPhone, is a continuation of the bank’s commitment to providing services in real time and to its mobile audience.

Written by Lisa Banks24 Oct. 11 22:00

YOURasp CTO gives top cloud tips

Being flexible and looking at a variety of options is important for CIOs looking to move their data to the cloud.

Written by Lisa Banks09 Sept. 10 10:52

Cloud computing ‘number two’ priority for CIOs

A majority of Australian CIOs are moving towards the cloud at a rapid rate, with cost effectiveness and reduced infrastructure being top-of-mind for IT leaders looking at SaaS.
IDC released its latest VMware-sponsored cloud computing research in Sydney last week. VMware managing director, Paul Harapin, said the survey results indicated flexibility was a key reason CIOs were looking at cloud.

Written by Lisa Banks28 Aug. 10 22:00

Government should use cloud to reduce IT costs

Governments should cut costs in the face of uncertain economic conditions with the use of public cloud services being hailed as a starting point for CIOs.
Research firm Gartner has compiled a list of cost cutting ideas for government CIOs with vice president and senior analyst Andrea Di Maio saying further cost savings must be made.

Written by Lisa Banks16 Aug. 10 22:00

Public clouds open data storage services

Data storage services are becoming available in public clouds with the move set to cut enterprise IT costs and make life easier for CIOs trying to best utilise cloud computing.
Research company Ovum released the findings for the new report The clouds now open for enterprise storage.

Written by Lisa Banks29 July 10 22:00

70 per cent of CIOs say GFC effects have passed

A survey of some 400 CIOs across the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region indicates that while 70 per cent feel the effects of the GFC have passed, an average 2.3 per cent budget increase will take place in these organisations.
Vice president of research at IDC Australia, Tim Dillon, addressed more than 200 CIOs at the CIO Summit 2010 in Sydney, where he revealed the results of IDC's Forecast for Management Survey.

Written by Lisa Banks25 July 10 22:00

Social media risks CIOs need to be wary of

Malware, brand damage and loss of productivity are just a few of the consequences of social media use in the workplace CIOs need to be aware of, according to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
The governance body has released the white paper 'Social Media: Business benefits with security governance and assurance perspectives'.ce president Robert Stroud urges companies to embrace social media while simultaneously encouraging employees to make themselves aware of the risks.

Written by Lisa Banks13 June 10 22:00

Customer service key to the future of banking: CIOs

Mobility, security and outsourcing top the list of technology priorities in the finance sector, according to a panel of IT leaders from ANZ, CBA and Greater Building society.

Written by Lisa Banks07 May 10 15:59