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CIOs: in the eye of a business and technology storm

A recent survey with IDG Research Services revealed that CIOs can be the best drivers for business innovation within their organizations. The results we saw from this survey suggested that getting the business and IT together may take something as fundamental as rethinking, and retitling, the CIO position itself.

July 28, 2014 by

DPS IT prepares for 44th Australian Parliament

The Australian Department of Parliamentary Services has been working hard over the last six weeks to get IT ready for the new and returning parliamentarians, DPS CIO Eija Seittenranta has told ZDNet.

November 11, 2013

Primus-Telstra swap cuts power firm's bill

When Australian Power & Gas first became an energy retailer start-up in 2007, the company didn't secure the best deal on telecommunications services from Telstra. Once the company began heading towards a goal of 700,000 customers, CIO Joseph Gullotta thought that addressing this should be a priority for the growing company.

February 7, 2012

Human Services ends IBM, HP outsourcing

The Department of Human Services (DHS) will not renew long-running infrastructure-management contracts with IBM and HP, instead bringing more services in house, new CIO Gary Sterrenberg has revealed.

January 18, 2012

Westpac's McKinnon steps down as CIO

Westpac has today announced that star chief information officer Bob McKinnon will step back from his role in favour of a more senior leadership position in the bank's newly formed Group Services business, leaving the CIO position with an uncertain future.

November 23, 2011 by

DHS picks ANZ CIO to replace Wadeson

The Department of Human Services has picked ANZ Bank's Australian chief information officer to replace stalwart John Wadeson, who retired from the CIO role in September.

October 6, 2011

DiData kicks off BYO device trial

Dimension Data chief information officer (CIO) Ian Jansen today revealed that the IT services company is in the preliminary stages of a bring-your-own (BYO) device trial that will see staff offered a choice between the traditional company desktop computer or their own consumer laptop or tablet devices.

July 11, 2011 by

Treasury picks AGIMO's Alexander for CIO

Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO)'s online services branch assistant secretary Peter Alexander is set to become the new chief information officer (CIO) for the Department of Treasury from 6 June.

May 26, 2011

Microsoft sets two-year target for better datacentres

Microsoft wants to spend less on cooling and more on processing in its datacentres over the next two years by increasing the efficiency with which the facilities consume power.On Tuesday, at a Samsung CIO Green Forum in Munich, Rick Bakken, Microsoft's senior director of datacentre evangelism within its Global Foundation Services department, said the company is attempting to slash the average power usage effectiveness (PUE) of all Microsoft datacentres from 2.

April 18, 2011 by

Dumping IBM a last resort: McKinnon

After announcing that it would resign a $1.3 billion deal with IT services giant IBM, Westpac's chief information officer (CIO) Bob McKinnon told ZDNet Australia that IBM had the home court advantage when tendering for the deal: incumbency.

November 22, 2010 by

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