Stories by Bonnie Gardiner

Google cuts cloud prices by 30 per cent

Google has announced its latest round of price cuts for its cloud computing platform, now 30 per cent cheaper than previous offerings, and 40 per cent less expensive than competing services for many workloads, the company claimed.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner19 May 15 17:16

The rise of the digitally-savvy board

There are a myriad of ways that Australia can break free of its status as an innovation laggard. In the final section of this three part series, we focus on how Australian boards can foster innovation with their approach to digital technologies and strategies.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner19 May 15 09:45

Government ICT spend to reach $6.2 billion by 2018

Australian Government ICT spending is set to reach $6.2 billion by 2018, with 1.7 per cent five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2017, according to IDC research. ICT spend is the largest category for government spend, and has become a central theme in state government service transformation roadmaps.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner18 May 15 16:41

Building ICT skills ‘can’t wait until 2017’: ACS

The Australian Computing Society (ACS) has welcomed Labor’s promise to introduce initiatives to strengthen Australia’s digital cohort and close the IT skills gap, but cautioned these actions “simply can’t wait until 2017”.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner15 May 15 15:44

Innovative leadership: How to claim digital victory

Steve Jobs once said that innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. By this standard, Australia is full of followers, all in desperate need of leadership. In the second of a three-part series, this article discusses how leaders can drive true digital transformation.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner14 May 15 13:04

Working towards the green data centre

With the amount of energy now required to power the world’s data centres, the consumption policies and strategies surrounding them are becoming rather critical to organisations hoping to achieve sustainability and remain competitive.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner04 May 15 15:39

Australian ICT usage 'very high': World Economic Forum

Australia has demonstrated very high levels ICT usage in the past year, though we aren't very innovative, and the government could be doing more to encourage the use of technologies, a report by the World Economic Forum found.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner30 April 15 16:37

Digital Careers initiative attracts industry sponsors

Digital Careers, the government-backed program aimed at increasing the uptake of digital skills among school-aged students, has snagged Intel Australia as its latest sponsor.

Written by Bonnie Gardiner28 April 15 16:52