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Defence to recruit new CIO

Defence is on the hunt for a new chief information officer to replace its current CIO, Greg Farr.

Written by Tim Lohman19 July 12 16:03

Carbon tax won't hurt jobs: OECD

Australia’s carbon tax is expected to have at most a moderate effect on employment within the country, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), predicts.

Written by Tim Lohman17 July 12 11:26

Commonwealth Bank to launch Facebook banking

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) is to offer banking via Facebook by the end of this year, and has further announced that its Kaching mobile payment application is now available for Android-based mobile devices.

Written by Tim Lohman05 July 12 15:38

How to create a BYOD policy

It began with a trickle and now, for many organisations, it’s a flood. That rising tide of employee-owned smartphones, tablets and laptop computers threatens to drown already weighed-down IT leaders around the country, but all is not lost. In fact, with a little planning, the flow of BYO devices — while not diverted — can in fact be harnessed for the betterment of employer and employees.

Written by Tim Lohman26 June 12 11:28

NBN to stop the rural brain drain

While the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been touted as a boon for education and healthcare, one of the biggest benefits to Australia could be in its ability to stimulate regional economic activity.

Written by Tim Lohman13 June 12 09:00

NSW Budget: ICT spend breakdown

The NSW Government has handed downs its 2012-13 Budget, revealing relatively modest investment in information and communications technology (ICT) and a strong focus on infrastructure investment.

Written by Tim Lohman12 June 12 13:45

Vic Gov to implement eServices Register

The Victorian Government is to overhaul the way it procures information technology and communications (ICT) products and services through working with ICT suppliers to ceate a new whole-of-government eServices Register.

Written by Tim Lohman12 June 12 11:00

Gamblers, overseas gambling providers flouting Interactive Gambling Act: Report

The Federal Government’s investigation into the effectiveness of the <i>Interactive Gambling Act 2001</i> (IGA) has delivered a damning assessment of the Act’s ability to minimise harm from problem gambling and deter Australians’ access to foreign online gambling services.

Written by Tim Lohman29 May 12 15:02

CBA: IT modernisation project "world leading"

The billions of dollars invested in the Commonwealth Bank’s (ASX: CBA) Information Technology since 2006 have effectively lifted the bank to “world-leading” status, according to the bank’s chief information officer (CIO), Michael Harte.

Written by Tim Lohman29 May 12 09:49

Q&A: CSC CTIO, Bob Hayward

CSC’s chief technology information officer, Bob Hayward, talks mobility, BYOD, virtual desktops, enterprise app stores and project management.

Written by Tim Lohman17 May 12 11:33

Rio Tinto flags further automation technology investment

Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) has sung the praises of the greater use of automation technology in its Australian mining operations, suggesting that remote controlled trucks, trains and mining equipment will play an increasing role in the mining giant’s business.

Written by Tim Lohman11 May 12 10:22

NAB: Tech investment paying off

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has again moved to reassure shareholders that its investment in its Next Generation Banking IT platform (NGP) is paying off.

Written by Tim Lohman10 May 12 11:46

SingTel reports stable Optus full-year results

SingTel has reported that its Australian subsidiary, Optus, has achieved an operating revenue of $9.37 billion, up 1 per cent, and an EBITDA of $2.36 billion, up 2 per cent for the full year to 31 March 2012. Net profit for the year was up 2 per cent to $787 million.

Written by Tim Lohman10 May 12 10:03

DoHA to get new financials software suite

The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) is moving to address weaknesses in its ability to meet financial management requirements through the adoption of a budget management and forecasting software suite.

Written by Tim Lohman07 May 12 10:50

Manufacturing, Myki to benefit under 2012-13 Victorian Budget

ICT investment under the Victorian government’s 2012-13 budget will concentrate on boosting the state’s manufacturing industry, funding the Myki e-ticketing system, e-health initiatives and upgrades to emergency service systems.

Written by Tim Lohman02 May 12 10:34