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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Unisys clings to BankWest by a thread

Unisys clings to BankWest by a thread

Unisys West, the Unisys-controlled IT outsourcing joint venture with BankWest, hangs on to its old customer by a thread as the two work towards a final date for complete separation.

October 9, 2008 by in CXO

CBA IT overhaul gets BankWest bump

CBA IT overhaul gets BankWest bump

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia today said it would merge BankWest's technology platforms with its own as part of its planned $2.1 billion acquisition of the Western Australian bank.

October 7, 2008 by in CXO

Kelly laments Westpac's poor IT performance

Kelly laments Westpac's poor IT performance

At Westpac's annual earnings announcement today, CEO Gail Kelly picked the bank's technology operation as its most notable 'low light' in a year that saw hundreds of IT staff, including the bank's tech titans, purged and replaced with new blood.

October 29, 2008 by in CXO

Ex-Qld Health CIO heads south

Ex-Qld Health CIO heads south

High-flying Australian IT executive Paul Summergreene has surfaced in Canberra, commencing work consulting to the health sector after losing his spot as Queensland Health chief information officer in July.

October 30, 2008 by in CXO

UXC snaps up IT services minnow

UXC snaps up IT services minnow

Australian diversified IT services firm UXC has acquired local system integrator Ingena Group Limited for an undisclosed sum in what UXC has called a friendly takeover.

October 28, 2008 by in CXO