Jo Best

Jo Best has been covering IT for over a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing, and ZDNet in both London and Sydney. As a freelance writer and full-time student, Jo has an interest in health, mobile, and emerging tech.

Jo Best has nothing to disclose but her love of vegan cake. She holds no shares and has no business relationships with any of the companies she writes about.

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No porn filter can stop porn entirely: Aussie govt

No porn filter can stop porn entirely: Aussie govt

Following the news a teenage boy has cracked the Australian government's filtering software in half an hour, the countyr's Communications Minister has warned parents to be vigilant about their children's exploits online whether they use filters or not.

August 27, 2007 by in CXO

NSW CIO cuts millions from tech shopping budget

NSW CIO cuts millions from tech shopping budget

After saving millions on hardware and telecoms through shared procurement -- where agencies unite to approach the market as a single buyer -- the New South Wales state government is now considering where else it can shave its IT costs.

October 22, 2007 by in CXO

Wipro sheds its non-IT businesses

Wipro sheds its non-IT businesses

Indian outsourcing giant Wipro is to spin off a number of its consumer-facing units to concentrate on the more profitable IT services side of its business.

November 1, 2012 by in CXO

Westpac staffer rejoins as IT boss

Westpac staffer rejoins as IT boss

The banking corporation has chosen a new IT boss, replacing its outgoing group executive of business and technology solutions and services.Diane Sias, who joins the company from consultants McKinsey where she worked for four years, will take over the role from current IT head Michael Coomer, set to retire at the end of this month.

July 9, 2007 by in CXO

Europe still shunning RFID

Europe still shunning RFID

While a third of companies are citing the thorny issue of ROI as a reason not to get involved, analysts are predicting RFID rollouts will continue to grow in a number of vertical markets.

January 16, 2006 by in CXO