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  • Westpac outlines data centre consolidation strategy

    Faced with the challenge of operating nine data centres around Australia, Westpac Group is one year into a four-year program designed to consolidate these numerous facilities into two Sydney-based data centres.

    Written by Hamish Barwick07 Nov. 12 16:41
  • Proving the value of IT - Part three

    The ongoing issue with the value debate is its subjectivity; value is a perceptive judgement that must, by necessity of a business case, be quantified, particularly when each project must be signed off by the chief financial officer. And therein lies the problem, says Capability Management partner, Vince Gill.

    Written by Georgina Swan03 Feb. 11 12:28
  • Shared banking cloud possible, not practical: Westpac CIO

    Pooling infrastructure and applications into a common public cloud for Australia’s banks is not a far-fetched idea, but the practicality of getting all parties to agree will prevent its reality, according to the head of IT at Westpac bank.

    Written by Rodney Gedda15 Dec. 10 09:00
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  • Proving the value of IT - Part one

    Value. It’s a powerful word at the best of times. It can mean cheap and simple or large and complex — and everything in between — and all meanings are positive, depending on your point of view. When the word ‘value’ comes up in focus groups, brand managers are wont to smile wryly and consider their job done. Happy days. Add ‘IT’ as its prefix, however, and suddenly, this fabulous term with all its positive connotations becomes fraught with uncertainty, despite enterprise over the years gaining critical business and competitive advantage from information and communications technology.

    Written by Georgina Swan01 Feb. 11 15:00