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.
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.
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.
Defence has been too disorganised to deliver current technology to staff. Defence CIO Greg Farr hopes to turn the department around with stronger leadership.
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.
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.
A recent U.K. study concludes that the public sector is wasting huge amounts of money on consulting services when experts are already on staff. Will the CIO jury agree with that verdict?
Victoria's Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) will be broken up under changes to the state government's IT functions by the recently re-elected Labor Party.A source told ZDNet Australia today that the changes will see Victorian government CIO Jane Treadwell and some staff moved to the Department of Victorian Communities.
ANZ's CIO hopes to improve retention of key IT staff by sending them to other companies.
The CIO of Harvard Medical School, John Halamka, discusses the challenges of setting up a wireless network that can be accessed by doctors and staff, as well as patients and their families.
ComputerWorld reports that Louis Gutierrez, CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has submitted his resignation. From the magazine: In a letter yesterday to his staff, Gutierrez said that when he joined the state’s Information Technology Division (ITD) he looked forward to many challenges.
Perth's Curtin University of Technology has promoted its director of information management services, Des Thornton, to its newly created chief information officer position following a competitive appointment process.The university advertised the CIO position in early July and confirmed Thornton's appointment in its internal staff publication on 30 August.
update Telstra's marginalised deputy chief information officer, Vish Padmanabhan, will leave the company at the end of August. "It is with regret that I advise that Vish Padmanabhan has decided to leave Telstra on 31 August 2006," Telstra CIO Fiona Balfour wrote in a 16 August e-mail to staff seen by ZDNet Australia today.
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