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IBM Australia and New Zealand MD retires

IBM has confirmed that its Australia and New Zealand managing director, Andrew Stevens, has retired after being in the role since January 2011.

Written by Hamish Barwick16 July 14 13:35

Vocus Communications set to acquire FX Networks: report

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) is reported to be buying New Zealand based fibre optic cabling company FX Networks for $94 million (NZ$100 million), according to media reports.

Written by Hamish Barwick30 June 14 13:54

Inland Revenue Department NZ talks voice biometrics

Call resolution times for Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand customers who have registered for its biometric service take one minute faster than those who have not registered, said IRD contact implementation service manager Jared Mortlock.

Written by Hamish Barwick29 May 14 13:36

How to present cyber security issues to the board

CIOs and CSOs who need to present security issues to their board need to “leave acronyms at the door”, use PowerPoint presentations and tell stories, according to GPT Group CIO Greg Baster.

Written by Hamish Barwick06 May 14 11:34

Westpac Australia confirms two new IT appointments

Westpac Australia has confirmed that former Goldman Sachs technology infrastructure managing director David Simpson is due to join the bank as its global chief of infrastructure on 5 May 2014.

Written by Hamish Barwick29 April 14 16:02

Data breaches on the rise as attacks get more complex

There were 1361 confirmed data breaches reported worldwide in the first calendar quarter of 2014, up 119 per cent on the 621 breaches during the same period last year, according to Verizon.

Written by Hamish Barwick22 April 14 13:15

Windows XP, Office 2003 deadline looms

Microsoft has issued a reminder that security patches, software updates and technical support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends next week on 8 April.

Written by Hamish Barwick03 April 14 10:25

Auckland UniServices, WinTec discuss automated invoicing

Two NZ-based education providers, Auckland UniServices and Waikato Institute of Technology (WinTec), have automated their invoicing systems leading to productivity gains for finance staff.

Written by Hamish Barwick21 Feb. 14 15:43

How to present security issues to a board

By 2014, 80 per cent of IT security executives will be required to report risk issues to their board of directors but many presentations need improvement, according to a Gartner security analyst.

Written by Hamish Barwick19 Aug. 13 11:34