Stories by Byron Connolly

Class action against Vodafone to be filed by end of May

A doctor who couldn’t receive calls at a hospital, a mother who couldn’t contact her child’s day care centre and a person who had her credit rating unfairly tarnished are among those who are joining a class action against Vodafone.

Written by Byron Connolly26 Feb. 13 13:18

IT worker shortage continues as jobs remain unfilled

There was a shortage of 4600 IT professionals across Australia during the December quarter with skills in data warehousing, business intelligence and SAP technologies remaining in high demand, according to the Clarius Skills Index.

Written by Byron Connolly26 Feb. 13 00:01

Data #3 reports 6.8 per cent revenue drop

ASX-listed system integrator Data #3 has reported a 6.8 per cent revenue slide for the first half of 2013 to $406.2 million, compared to the same period last year.

Written by Byron Connolly20 Feb. 13 12:48

Is it worthwhile hiring junior IT staff?

The post-GFC economic climate is still volatile, which is forcing many organisations to cut back on new staff hires and make do with their existing roster. This is particularly true for IT departments, with 2013 shaping up to be a slow year for IT recruitment, with minimal hiring.

Written by Byron Connolly20 Feb. 13 12:35

Dimension Data hits the gas with big resources win

Global IT services outfit Dimension Data has bagged a contract to design network and telephony infrastructure for Chevron’s massive Wheatstone Project, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

Written by Byron Connolly19 Feb. 13 10:31

Daily office admin making us less productive: research

Australian office workers are becoming less productive as they wrestle with the rising number of manual administration tasks and increased regulation and compliance processes, according to new research.

Written by Byron Connolly15 Feb. 13 12:17

Mobile phone sales drop for the first time since 2009

Worldwide mobile phone sales totaled 1.75 billion units in 2012, a 1.7 per cent decline from 2011 earlier despite record smartphone sales in the fourth quarter last year, according to Gartner.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Feb. 13 14:13

Pepper Group rolling out data warehouse-in-a-box

Financial services organisation Pepper Group is deploying what is claimed to be Australia’s first fully-integrated data warehouse-in-a-box, an appliance that doesn’t require IT support.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Feb. 13 08:00

CIOs struggling to meet information demands of CMOs

CIOs are struggling the meet the data demands of chief marketing officers (CMOs) who are hungry for fast access to a lot of information, according to Tristan Sternson, managing director at Melbourne-based information management consultancy InfoReady.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Feb. 13 16:37

Global domain name disputes rise 4.3 per cent: report

Some of the world’s largest brands – including those operating in Australia – continue to fend off cyber squatters with the number of domain name disputes rising by 4.3 per cent year-on-year.

Written by Byron Connolly07 Feb. 13 12:38

CIOs need to be “integrated with the business”: Defence CIO

In this second part of his interview with CIO Australia, newly-appointed Defence CIO Dr Peter Lawrence discusses why chief information officers must work closely with other C-level execs, and the effect of social media on IT organisations.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Feb. 13 15:49

Finding the future-state CIO

In the second and final part of this series on the history and future of the chief information officer, we ask if CIOs need to become process and information architects to drive innovation inside their organisations.

Written by Byron Connolly04 Feb. 13 00:01