The Australian Defence CIO Dr Peter Lawrence reflects on his year in the CIO role and reveals plans for the department to begin to offer staff iPhones and iPads instead of the traditional BlackBerry device in 2014.
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Becoming an agile company has allowed Telstra to embrace a culture of open communication between staff from different departments and from different levels of the corporate ladder, according to Telstra CIO Patrick Eltridge.
Gone are the days when IT staff could just stick with cold hard IT skills. Business knowledge is now what is required for people that want to have a career in IT, according to Commonwealth Bank CIO Michael Harte.
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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.
Curtin University's chief information officer (CIO) Peter Nikoletatos believes that the private sector should look at higher education institutions to see how to implement a bring-your-own model for staff laptops and tablet devices.
Suncorp's decision to ditch a 20,000 PC refresh and encourage staff to use personal computers may be revolutionary, but despite curiosity about CIO Jeff Smith's decision, other blue-chip organisations aren't anywhere near following in his footsteps.
Department store giant Myer prefers to promote non-IT based management staff to run its in-house IT department, CEO Bernie Brooks told the Australian CIO Summit yesterday.
Newly appointed Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) CIO Anne Weatherston will begin work next month.
Because temp staff must access office networks, burden is placed on administrators to manage their access while ensuring sensitive information is protected, says IDC.
In difficult and demanding times, it’s particularly important for IT leaders to get good feedback from staff. If you’re going to successfully guide your team, you need to listen to their ideas and understand what they’re dealing with - and that requires some dedicated effort.
Somebody's watching you
Patrick Slesinger is director and CIO of Wallem Services Limited, a Hong Kong based ship management business with some 6,600 staff. Earlier today we discussed the way in which Wallem has transitioned from being a top down, command and control directed business to one where openness rules.
The Australian Tax Office CIO Bill Gibson admits that staff have leaked information, lost CDs and been fired for sending porn by e-mail.
CSC has been awarded an outsourcing contract worth up to AU$21 million by West Australian electricity provider Western Power.
Defence has been too disorganised to deliver current technology to staff. Defence CIO Greg Farr hopes to turn the department around with stronger leadership.
HSBC has appointed Brenton Hush to the position of chief information officer for its Australian operations.
In front of an audience of 170 staff from 67 IT vendors, Australian Tax Office CIO, Bill Gibson, today outlined the department's demands for its AU$385 million managed network services contract.
The job outlook for information technology workers is steady, according to the latest survey from Robert Half Technology, a staffing firm. Even financial services firms, which have been reeling amid credit problems, intend to hire.
Australian Customs' chief information officer, Murray Harrison, says the department has almost completed rolling out Vista to its 6,000 PCs, and has improved security for its laptop fleet using Microsoft's encryption tool, Bitlocker.
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