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Does the Govt's online bullying policy unfairly target web users? 
 
Joe Hockey is eyeing off a 'Google tax' for Australia 
By Antony Ting | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] But will it work?
 
At the top of her game 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
A decision to bring digital operations back in-house three years ago has paid big dividends for Tabcorp.
 
The Fitbit detectives that could be using your data in court 
By David Glance | Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Will the law catch up with wearables and lifestyle tracking?
 
Innovating in the sleepy super industry 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
There’s little incentive to be on the bleeding edge, so why is Andrew Todd fighting so hard?
 
Debunking the innovation myth 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
Banks don’t need chief innovation, data or digital officers, says Westpac’s Dave Curran. They’ve just got to get on with the job.
 
Telcos scramble to virtualise network functions 
By Stuart Corner | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Vodafone, Telstra race to deploy NFV.
 
A banker meets a bitcoiner 
By David Gee | Nov 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Former CIO David Gee meets Bitcoin guru Jason Williams.
 
Universities size up big data opportunity 
By Trevor Clarke | Nov 5, 2014 | Comment Now 
What is Australia's tertiary sector offering tomorrow's data scientists?
 
Culture: the one thing a bank can't buy 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Making the most of the digital opportunity requires companies to fundamentally disrupt the way they work.
 
Would you trust Telstra with your healthcare? 
By David Glance | Oct 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Why the telco faces an uphill battle making telehealth work.
 
Privacy law: Making it stick 
By Brett Winterford | Oct 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Q&A with Australia's Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim.
 
NSW Govt gets ready to throw out the floppy disks 
By Dominic Perrottet | Oct 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Dominic Perrottet says its time for government to catch up.
 
Digital engagement: more than child’s play 
By Andrew Colley | Oct 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
Sector-hopping CIO Paul Young wants to create digital experiences that add value to some of the world’s most terrifyingly physical ones.
 
Cloud, big data propel bank CISOs into the boardroom 
By Brett Winterford | Oct 20, 2014 | Comment Now 
And this time, they are welcome.
 
Reviewed: Mac OS X Yosemite 
By Anthony Caruana | Oct 17, 2014 | Comment Now 
Mac OS X tied closer to iOS experience
 
Big data needs big brains 
By Justin Warren | Oct 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Updated] Data can help provide better answers, assuming we're asking it the right questions.
 
Technology, through a banker’s lens 
By Brett Winterford | Oct 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
How do you experiment when members expect credit unions to only spend on the technologies they absolutely need?
 
Inside the legalities of digital signatures 
By Paris Cowan | Sep 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
What is okay to e-sign in the eyes of the law?
 
Australia’s banks review the iPhone 6 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
ANZ, ING Direct and Westpac execs weigh in on NFC, TouchID and big screens.
 
Keeping the peace 
By Brett Winterford | Sep 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
It takes a thick skin to mediate between the IT and digital camps.
 
Five zero-cost ways to improve MySQL performance 
By Darren Yates | Sep 15, 2014 | Comment Now 
How to easily boost MySQL throughput by up to 5x.
 
Why wait for next generation wi-fi? 
By Stuart Corner | Sep 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Schools and universities split on when to upgrade.
 
A new perspective on digital leadership 
By Brett Winterford | Sep 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
Is the coalface of a bank’s technology operations the data centre, or the contact centre?
 
Go fast enough, and you won’t feel the shakes 
By Brett Winterford | Sep 4, 2014 | Comment Now 
After a decade of trying to ignore the turbulence, News Corp has tied its future to the cloud.
 
Matching databases to Linux distros 
By Darren Yates | Sep 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Reviewed: OS-repository DBMSs, MariaDB vs MySQL.
 
NBN CBA proves Turnbull's MTM is fraudband 
By Michelle Rowland | Aug 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Opinion: Three errors of logic in the cost-benefit analysis.
 
Is public cloud ready for your critical business applications? 
 
Building a rapid response team 
By Brett Winterford | Aug 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Don't panic about digital disruption, says Fairfax CIO Andrew Lam-Po-Tang: just be sure the gun is loaded and ready to fire.
 
How to disrupt yourself 
By Brett Winterford | Aug 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Former Fairfax exec Ajay Bhatia has seen first-hand the consequences of clinging to an outdated business model - and isn’t going to let it happen on his watch at ...
 
Standing on a burning platform 
By Brett Winterford | Aug 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
Andrew Walduck is so driven he has developed an almost perverse attraction to taking on tasks most of us would think impossible.
 
What IT service management can learn from DevOps 
 
Is your payroll system ready for SuperStream? 
By Penny Wolf | Jul 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bigger the brand, bigger the headache.
 
Fund managers revisit systems for SuperStream compliance 
By Penny Wolf | Jul 30, 2014 | Comment Now 
ATO data standard represents backward step for some.
 
ANZ looks to life beyond the transaction 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
If digital disruptors think an online payments startup could rock the big four, they’ve missed the point of why people use banks, says Patrick Maes.
 
Uncapped fees to drive digital agenda at universities 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
University CIOs look to provide the 'wow' factor.
 
Earning the right to innovate 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 22, 2014 | Comment Now 
Breaking down the barriers to innovation is a long, but rewarding process, says Bank of Queensland Group CIO, Julie Bale.
 
Building a disruptive culture 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 14, 2014 | Comment Now 
The time is nigh to start building a workplace culture that a Google or a Facebook would envy, says Bankwest CIO Andy Weir.
 
Australia's godfather of agile 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Few technology leaders have seen the forces of digital disruption so repeatedly and at such close quarters than Nigel Dalton, CIO of the REA Group.
 
Welcome to CXO Challenge 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Join me for the next nine months as we meet the executives leading the digital charge in Australia.
 
AusCERT speakers call for knowledge sharing 
By Brett Winterford | May 19, 2014 | Comment Now 
IT security grapples with who to trust.
 
Taking security out for a drive 
By Juha Saarinen | May 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Security compromised with the turn of a car key.
 
First look: Active Directory in the Azure cloud 
By Brett Winterford | May 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Microsoft throws AD at shadow IT.
 
Bring on the post password era 
By Juha Saarinen | May 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Password managers could hold the key.
 
Solving cybercrime starts with reporting 
By Munir Kotadia | Apr 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
WA Police detective calls for openness.
 
Heartbleed attacks to go uncounted? 
By Munir Kotadia | Apr 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
Blog: Exploit leaves no trace.
 
Frugality as a service: the Amazon story 
Behind the scenes, Amazon Web Services is one lean machine.
 
Reviewed: Amazon WorkSpaces 
By Juha Saarinen | Apr 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Why the AWS desktop is nowhere near ready for your enterprise.
 
InfoSec spending must evolve as front lines blur 
By Munir Kotadia | Apr 8, 2014 | Comment Now 
‘They’ are already in your network.
 
The illusion of a paper perimeter 
By Darren Pauli | Apr 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] In social engineering defence, training is everything.
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