Stories by Rebecca Merrett

How CIO Pradip Sitaram turned around a messy, untrusted IT environment

Most people looking at a messy spaghetti ball of disparate IT systems, with a traditional work culture, would probably say 'no thanks'. But not Pradip Sitaram, who took on that challenge five years ago when he joined Enterprise Community Investment in the US as CIO.

Written by Rebecca Merrett14 July 15 15:46

CIO Insights: What not to do when hiring talent

It’s the same old conundrum: You need a particular skill but it's not in abundance in the market. This means how you go about sourcing talent is crucial, especially if you are planning to have it in-house.

Written by Rebecca Merrett20 June 14 11:10

Suncorp Group CIO gets promoted to CEO

Suncorp Group CIO Matt Pancino has been appointed to chief executive of business services at the insurance and financial services company.

Written by Rebecca Merrett13 June 14 09:58

The perils of analysing unstructured data

With more organisations looking beyond structured data to get a bigger picture or solve more pieces to the puzzle, harnessing unstructured data is becoming a top focus area in driving business value. However, nothing good is easy.

Written by Rebecca Merrett08 May 14 14:33

New Jetstar CIO plans IT transformation

Jetstar’s new CIO Grainne Kearns has been planning for an IT transformation to optimise the budget airline's current technologies and look at ways of innovating through new technologies.

Written by Rebecca Merrett25 March 14 05:00

5 women who've made it in IT

Ahead of International Women’s Day, CIO Australia speaks to five women, who have made their mark in IT, about their career journey, their biggest achievements, and their advice for other women in the industry.

Written by Rebecca Merrett07 March 14 14:45

Legacy applications driving staff away: survey

One of the main reasons staff may want to leave an organisation is because of legacy green screen applications making their work life hard, according to a new global survey by Vanson Bourne.

Written by Rebecca Merrett05 March 14 14:28

CIOs seen as obstacles to improving information security: survey

One of the biggest obstacles to improving information security within an organisation is the business executives, with the CIO being a big part of the problem, PwC's Global State of Information Security 2014 report has revealed.

Written by Rebecca Merrett05 Feb. 14 13:59

Discrimination rife in Australian ICT industry

Kaylene O'Brien, deputy chair of networking forum Vic ICT for Women, is one of many Australian ICT workers who have experienced gender discrimination.

Written by Rebecca Merrett24 Sept. 13 09:00

Software to be biggest tech spend in 2013: Forrester

The biggest investment CIOs are making this year is on custom-built software, applications and middleware, which will reach US$542 billion globally, according to Forrester Research’s latest forecast.

Written by Rebecca Merrett16 July 13 16:20

Don’t blow your tech budget on ERP, it’s nothing 'special': LEF

The value of enterprise resource planning (ERP) in business transformation and competitiveness has faded into the background as trends such as cloud computing increasingly gain traction, according to the leader of the Leading Edge Forum (LEF).

Written by Rebecca Merrett28 June 13 16:13

Face to face with McDonald's ANZ CIO

Henry Shiner first started out in McDonald's as a crew member at the Yagoona, NSW restaurant -- the first McDonald's that opened in Australia. More than 30 years later, he returned to McDonald's and became CIO for Australia and New Zealand in 2007.

Written by Rebecca Merrett25 Nov. 12 22:00