While IT delivery is typically seen as a technical discipline, Telstra’s CIO sees that it’s more about culture and attitude. Agile is more than a technical buzzword - it’s being woven into the fabric of Telstra’s IT operations.
The idea of a 20-hour work week sounds perfect. But will the road to this utopian dream bring us to nirvana or some darker place?
Andrew Collins looks at the biggest IT stories from the last seven days, including big staff cuts at Vodafone Australia, a patent infringement lawsuit aimed at Microsoft’s Windows 8 interface and Apple’s defiance of a UK court.
With IT underpinning so many parts of a business, a CIO carries many responsibilities. Yet the importance of the role is often unrecognised by the board, and the business itself. So what gets a CIO out of bed in the morning? Merri Mack talks to Diane Fernley-Jones, CIO at Leighton Contractors, about the rewards of being a CIO.
A new survey has found that Australian employees use remote working technologies while on holidays and in their own time. Companies should limit the use of these tools in order to preserve employees’ personal time.
The Peoplebank Intermedium Federal ICT Labour Hire Index tracks reduced reliance on - and demand spikes for - ICT skills.
The ACS 2010 Remuneration Survey finds a 3.3% salary increase overall while 45% of private sector employees received no salary increase.
Voice&Data found that nib health fund’s Chief Operating and Technology Officer, Melanie Kneale, thrives on the diversity of her role which covers human resources as well as technology. The dual roles are a good combination as Kneale has the ability to get things done because the key levers of HR and IT fall into the same area of operations and everything related to execution reports to her so the goals are aligned.
Microsoft is in the running to win the best of the best employer award run by Hewitt Associates. The winner will be announced in March 2010.
For the second year in a row, Dell is the only technology company to make the finalist list for the the Advancement of Women by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) at the 2009 Business Achievement Awards.