Stories by Byron Connolly

Tape technology in its death throes

Tape backup technology is unquestionably in its death throes and more than 60 per cent of businesses will be using Cloud-based data archiving services within three years, Greg Wyman, StorageCraft’s Asia-Pacific vice president has predicted.

Written by Byron Connolly03 Sept. 12 15:59

Q&A: Allianz Global Assistance CIO Luc Derix

Perhaps one of Luc Derix’s greatest strengths is his ability to clearly explain to non-IT staff at Allianz Global Assistance exactly how IT can help contribute to the organisation’s growth.

Written by Byron Connolly29 Aug. 12 15:13

NBN Co speeds up service delivery with automated tools

NBN Co is using management software tools to help speed up the delivery of new high-speed broadband services across Australia. The National Broadband Network wholesaler has deployed IBM Rational software to build the capabilities required to automate the process of activating services for retail service providers.

Written by Byron Connolly29 Aug. 12 10:10

NBN Co CIO quits

NBN Co has confirmed an iTnews report that its CIO, Claire Rawlins, has quit, almost three years after taking the role.

Written by Byron Connolly24 Aug. 12 09:50

Why CIOs need to get to know their CMOs

Sales and marketing departments are pushing the technology agenda in many organisations and CIOs that don’t work more closely with CMOs potentially risk diluting their value.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Aug. 12 10:57

Empired acquires Conductive

ASX-listed system integrator Empired Limited has acquired Western Australian firm Conducive for $7.95 million, in a move that will enable it to provide a broader range of IT services – particularly to companies in the energy and natural resources sectors.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Aug. 12 09:00

Victoria takes e-health national

A Victorian government-funded electronic health service will be offered to people with chronic illnesses across Australia, following the announcement that 10,000 patients had signed up for the service.

Written by Byron Connolly21 Aug. 12 12:08

Enterprises baulk at BYOD

Perceived high costs, security concerns and confusion around the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has many enterprises hesitating to expand their BYOD programs, according to new research conducted by Forrester Consulting and Juniper Networks.

Written by Byron Connolly17 Aug. 12 11:40

NSW Office of State Revenue cuts telco costs by 16 per cent

The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) has slashed its annual telecommunications costs by around $200,000 and increased network performance between its two data centres by 100 times due partly to new virtual network infrastructure.

Written by Byron Connolly13 Aug. 12 15:13

Department of Finance and Deregulation inks second data centre contract

Australian government agency, the Department of Finance and Deregulation has signed an $8.6 million contract to use data centre services provided by regional telco TransACT, an iiNet subsidiary, almost four months after inking a larger agreement with Canberra Data Centres (CDC).

Written by Byron Connolly13 Aug. 12 14:30

HCF to improve member retention rates with real-time data analysis

Not-for-profit health fund HCF will soon deploy real-time data analytics software that automatically determine the risk of members allowing their to policies lapse, helping the company retain customers in an increasingly competitive market.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Aug. 12 15:45

Discovery may simplify quantum computer development

Researchers at three universities are hoping that a recent discovery will simplify and potentially speed up the development of high-powered quantum computers in the future.

Written by Byron Connolly07 Aug. 12 16:06

One-third of enterprise networks breached in last 12 months: Survey

Almost one-third of IT decision makers in Australia and New Zealand have experienced a security breach in the past year, with 23 per cent indicating that the violation harmed their reputation, according to a survey conducted by global IT association ISACA.

Written by Byron Connolly06 Aug. 12 16:56