Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several Australian publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald online. He's interested primarily in how information technology impacts the way business and people communicate, trade, and consume.

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NAB UBank IT 'well advanced'

NAB UBank IT 'well advanced'

Phase one of National Australia Bank's core banking system replacement strategy will be completed by June this year, the bank's chief executive Cameron Clyne said today.

April 27, 2009 by in CXO

EDS nabs AU$372m services deal with CommBank

EDS nabs AU$372m services deal with CommBank

in brief Texan outsourcing giant, EDS, today announced it nabbed an AU$372 million 5-year IT-services contract with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), boosting the total value of its CBA contracts to a tidy AU$772 million. Under the new contract, EDS will be responsible for supporting CBA's service desk, including 44,000 desktop devices, 3,300 ATMs, 1,000 facsimile machines, e-mail services and security for mobile information systems.

July 3, 2007 by in CXO

Customs gets new CIO

Customs gets new CIO

Border control agency the Australian Customs Service has selected Michael Grantham as its interim CIO to lead its IT department in the wake of the departure of Murray Harrison.

November 24, 2008 by in CXO

Govt CIOs silent on Gershon fallout

Govt CIOs silent on Gershon fallout

A number of top-ranking federal government chief information officers have broadly declined to comment on any fallout for their departments from the news that the Federal Government will adopt Sir Peter Gershon's recommendations "in full".

November 25, 2008 by in CXO

It's official: Govt backs Gershon "in full"

It's official: Govt backs Gershon "in full"

Federal Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner today said the government would implement the recommendations of Sir Peter Gershon's ICT Review 'in full', including cutting its IT contractor workforce by half.

November 23, 2008 by in CXO

ANZ drops Dalton as CIO

ANZ drops Dalton as CIO

Days after announcing 800 staff would go by Christmas, ANZ's chief information officer Peter Dalton has been repositioned beneath the bank's marketing head.

December 11, 2008 by in CXO

CBA CIO: IT skills still a challenge

CBA CIO: IT skills still a challenge

CommBank chief information officer Michael Harte claims that finding skilled staff for the bank's core banking system upgrade is a difficult task despite the recent spate of ICT redundancies.

December 8, 2008 by in CXO