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Keeping up with the digital natives 
By Paris Cowan | 2 days ago | Comment Now 
Forget about MOOCs, for Navitas CIO Neil Hitchcock the real digital threat is coming from a customer base that can't remember a time before Facebook.
 
Data: Advertising's best frenemy 
By Paris Cowan | 4 days ago | Comment Now 
STW Group's Tom Ceglarek faces a digital conundrum: he must feed his client's demand for performance insights while his industry is being undermined by data analysis.
 
How Westpac is using tech to transform its 200-year old workplace 
 
Tearing down walls at the ASX 
By Liz Tay | Apr 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
ASX CIO Tim Thurman's take-no-prisoners approach to agile management has laid the groundwork for the organisation's $50 million tech transformation.
 
Data retention has created a giant risk to our privacy 
By Suelette Dreyfus, Shanton Chang | Mar 31, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Why we should all be worried.
 
Is your lawyer smarter than IBM's Watson? 
By Beverley Head | Mar 31, 2015 | Comment Now 
Sparke Helmore CIO Peter Campbell expects machine learning to take a chunk out of law firm profits. But he’s far from downcast.
 
Harnessing cloud to avoid a short fuse and big bang 
By Beverley Head | Mar 24, 2015 | Comment Now 
Tim Fleming knew his business was being digitally disrupted back in 2012.
 
Getting shared services right 
Mar 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
A wary public service finally chalks up some wins.
 
Why GPT Group put all its IT into AWS 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 13, 2015 | Comment Now 
CIO Sharmila Tsourdalakis looks back on 12 months since the property giant was disrupted from within.
 
The rise of innovation platforms 
Mar 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Top CIOs prove their value beyond the walls of their business.
 
Redefining fast food with just four clicks 
By Beverley Head | Mar 9, 2015 | Comment Now 
How a slew of apps drives pizza business.
 
Empty terminals and mountains of data 
By Paris Cowan | Mar 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Qantas CIO Luc Hennekens says no-one is safe from digital disruption.
 
Jumping off a cliff for your customers 
By Beverley Head | Feb 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Dick Smith IT chief's biggest threat is customers who know more than staff.
 
Betting all his chips on big data 
By Paris Cowan | Feb 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Kel Telford is taking on digital disruptors with one arm tied behind his back.
 
At $400m, data retention will be more than a 'telephone book' 
By Philip Branch | Feb 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] What Abbott's price estimate tells us about his data intentions.
 
Friends with benefits 
By Paris Cowan | Feb 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
AGL's CIO is wedded to his favourite suppliers and not ashamed to admit it.
 
Disrupting the disruptors 
By Paris Cowan | Feb 10, 2015 | Comment Now 
Keeping up with emerging business models makes Seek stronger, says digital chief Michael Ilczynski.
 
Cloud computing demands a rethink of international law 
By Dan Jerker B. Svantesson | Feb 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Time to dump the old paradigm.
 
Victoria Police CIO lays the foundations for change 
By Paris Cowan | Feb 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
Does the force even need to replace LEAP?
 
Social media is the weakest link in enterprise security 
By Alastair MacGibbon | Jan 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Are web giants doing enough to protect your reputation online?
 
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 ...
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