Stories by Brad Howarth

Why working with startups is worth it

IT functions under pressure to speed up innovation and facilitate business agility are increasingly turning to the startup community.

Written by Brad Howarth14 Oct. 15 13:45

Cognitive computing's powerful potential

Cognitive computing is being touted as the next technology transformation and breakthrough in how to process growing reams of unstructured and ambiguous data sets.

Written by Brad Howarth15 April 15 11:50

Blueprint for the next generation data centre

The concept of running a software-defined data centre is gaining plenty of attention in IT circles. It is merely hype, or are we on the cusp of realising the full potential of virtualization?

Written by Brad Howarth22 Dec. 14 09:00

Coming to terms with marketing technology

With marketers become ever-more reliant on technology and importantly, data integration, to deliver the customer experiences organisations need today, CIOs can no longer afford to ignore the many platforms and solutions at their disposal.

Written by Brad Howarth22 Sept. 14 09:32

The pioneers of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things promises to transform how cities, communities, people, organisations, and machines relate to one another. CIO talks to the people who are making it happen.

Written by Brad Howarth26 June 14 14:34

New privacy laws: Have you done enough?

New laws have significantly enhanced the privacy of Australian citizens but many CIOs are still not aware of the implications.

Written by Brad Howarth03 April 14 08:48

Retailing in the modern age

The lines between online and offline are blurring as retailers increase investments in new social, data and interactive technologies to improve their view of the ever-savvy, informed customer.

Written by Brad Howarth07 Aug. 13 11:57

The new faces of customer management

How marketing and social data are transforming the way we understand, manage and monitor our customers.

Written by Brad Howarth15 July 13 10:47

When social tools go viral

How enthusiasm for enterprise social tools is spread by people and why their sponsorship might bypass the IT department entirely.

Written by Brad Howarth02 April 13 10:21

The rise of the machines

Machine-to-machine communication is set to dominate Internet use but will create a huge number of data issues.

Written by Brad Howarth04 Dec. 12 09:34

The incredible shrinking IT department

When Vito Forte started in his role as CIO at Fortescue Metals Group 18 months ago he was heading up a function that supported around 1500 users. Today that number has blossomed to more than 6000, but Forte’s IT function has not increased its headcount by anything close to that ratio.

Written by Brad Howarth02 Oct. 12 12:14

Head in the clouds

What a CFO is to make of the virtual IT world – no hardware, lower costs, and a business transformation.

Written by Brad Howarth08 Aug. 12 11:15

IT auditing – they’re watching you

For Australian taxpayers, the concept is not new, but it is also certainly something that only a few would be comfortable facing, regardless of how compliant they are.

Written by Brad Howarth06 Aug. 12 16:24