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Inside CenITex's years of tumult 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 21, 2015 | Comment Now 
CEO determined to earn the hearts, minds and servers of Vic govt.
 
Is this the end for Moore's Law? 
[Opinion] Innovation cadence stretching out.
 
Searching for Australia's all-flash early adopters 
By Ry Crozier | Jul 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Part 2: Separating the fact from fiction on customer take-up.
 
All-flash storage stumbles on cost per gigabyte 
By Ry Crozier | Jul 14, 2015 | Comment Now 
Part 1: Non-dedupe users pay a premium.
 
Australia's digital crescendo 
By Paris Cowan | Jul 3, 2015 | Comment Now 
Barely unpacked from his move from Amsterdam, Southern Cross Austereo's new digital boss Vijay Solanki is looking for Australia's untapped potential.
 
Tech SWAT teams kicking down the digital door 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 30, 2015 | Comment Now 
From dam engineers in Ecuador to Sydney light-rail gurus, Cardno's global CIO Karen Wagner is linking up her widespread organisation.
 
When does an insurance company turn into a software vendor? 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
The lines are blurring for ASX-listed Cover-More Group.
 
Disconnecting from the internet of stupid things 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Alistair Carwardine says it's all about dial tones at M2 Group, not lightbulbs with an IP address.
 
There are better ways to combat piracy than site blocking 
By Marc C-Scott | Jun 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Make your content more available.
 
Going all in with Spotify-style agile  
By Paris Cowan | Jun 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Trent Mankelow is watching as NZ online trader Trade Me transforms itself into dozens of tribes, 33 squads, and more than 400 free-thinking innovators.
 
APIs: rivets for the composable enterprise 
By David Braue | Jun 25, 2015 | Comment Now 
Expanding a savvy CIO's toolbox.
 
Ditching the CIO title in favour of a customer focus  
By Beverley Head | Jun 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank's Andrew Watts is racing to give his customers what they want ... before someone else does.
 
Halting Optus' descent into ones and zeros 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
CEO Allen Lew doesn't plan to sit around as the telco becomes a pure utility, and says he's not afraid to take on the content providers at their own game.
 
Never waste a good crisis 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
After years of breakneck growth, a downturn in oil prices is giving WorleyParsons CIO Brian Adams the opportunity to iron out the crinkles in his back office.
 
Superannuation via the smartphone 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
AustralianSuper's digital boss Shawn Blackmore wants his members to check their nest egg as often as they check their bank balance.
 
Inside the mind of the chief data officer 
By Paris Cowan | Jun 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Veda's Lionel Lopez thinks Australian businesses need to hire a dedicated data chief to avoid getting washed away in the information high tide.
 
Superpartners wins SC Benchmark Awards 
Jun 5, 2015 | Comment Now 
Darren Simpson crowned CISO of the year for 2015.
 
A matter of continual trust 
Jun 4, 2015 | Comment Now 
Business continuity and security can be driven externally.
 
Tackling the human problem of security 
Jun 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
How security became a business enabler at Telstra.
 
Telstra leans on partners as telco margins erode  
By Liz Tay | Jun 2, 2015 | Comment Now 
CTO Vish Nandlall is looking to bring a Google-like approach to Australia's biggest telco.
 
Keeping up with the bad guys 
Jun 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
How Carsales manages conflicting security and customer convenience demands.
 
The good thing about getting hacked 
May 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
How PTV regrouped and built up its security.
 
Why straight-through processing is the holy grail for banks 
By Andrew Colley | May 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Big benefits from stripping away human intervention and digitising processes.
 
Change is the only constant at iiNet 
By Beverley Head | May 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
iiNet's Matthew Toohey is trialling IBM's Watson - between preparing for an acquisition and making sure Netflix doesn't swamp the network.
 
Beating the disruptors with bricks and mortar 
By Liz Tay | May 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
With ten years worth of data, a team of Wotif alumni and a new CRM, Mandy Ross is setting out to prove that online challengers can be beaten.
 
Don’t mention digital disruption to David Whiteing 
By Allie Coyne | May 26, 2015 | Comment Now 
Buzzwords don’t curry favour with CBA's new CIO - it’s all just innovation to him.
 
Predicting a road accident before it happens 
By Paris Cowan | May 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Lisa Tobin is preparing Transurban for a future of driverless cars, road signs that talk and congestion that can no longer be solved by laying down new bitumen.
 
Defence laws threaten to shut down Aussie encryption 
By Daniel Mathews | May 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Opinion] Poorly drafted trade controls cast the net too wide.
 
Content, cost & constant innovation: How Foxtel plans to take on Netflix 
By Beverley Head | May 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
Nell Payne inhabits the “brave new world of blue strings and networking”. Just don't ask her to put a TV screen on your microwave.
 
Sending in the drones 
By Paris Cowan | May 19, 2015 | Comment Now 
Margins are getting tighter in the industrial services industry, so Transfield Services' Stephen Phillips looks offshore - and to the skies - for the solutions he needs to keep ...
 
Mining for value in tough times 
By Beverley Head | May 15, 2015 | Comment Now 
Paul Baker is not a fan of technology for technology’s sake, and working for his company's very survival has taught him to focus on the essentials.
 
Trust in the age of the data-driven supermarket 
By Paris Cowan | May 12, 2015 | Comment Now 
As the custodian of Australia's biggest loyalty database, Coles digital chief Roger Sniezek says he will never risk breaching the trust of his customers.
 
Battling for top recruits in the race to disrupt 
By Beverley Head | May 8, 2015 | Comment Now 
To be a good disruptor, you need good people. OzForex's challenge is finding them in a constrained market.
 
Taking the fight to the disruptors 
By Beverley Head | May 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
Seven West Media's new chief digital officer, Clive Dickens, says if a media company as historic as Disney can take on the new media landscape, then so can he.
 
Soft drinks and SoftLayer: A solution for hard times? 
By Beverley Head | Apr 23, 2015 | Comment Now 
Coca-Cola Amatil's CIO Barry Simpson shares his story of cost-cutting, outsourcing and why his software developers to ride around in delivery trucks.
 
Getting bang for your buck in the explosives factory 
By Liz Tay | Apr 20, 2015 | Comment Now 
As a manufacturing industry CIO, Incitec Pivot’s Martin Janssen doesn’t have much money to spend on IT. But to him, that’s all part of the fun.
 
Keeping up with the digital natives 
By Paris Cowan | Apr 17, 2015 | 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 | Apr 15, 2015 | 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.
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