IT Management

Human augmentation next on the CIO's to-do list

20 May, 2014

Human augmentation may seem to some like science fiction, but it's coming to the enterprise, and you need to start preparing for its eventual arrival.

IT sector won't be spared from Budget "pain"

20 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Coalition's Budget includes a number of planned cuts that could shake the ICT sector, including the elimination of grant programs, a lower R&D tax offset and a phase-out of government funding for NICTA.

IT budget cuts put Australia behind competitors

14 May, 2014

In its annual global survey of CIOs, Gartner Executive Programs found Australian IT leaders face significant challenges compared to their global counterparts.

Govt to tender for common CMS based on Drupal

14 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Finance will soon tender for a project to build GovCMS, a centralised system for managing government websites, and has proposed to mandate the use of Drupal and the public cloud.

One in four govt CIOs expect budget cuts in '14

12 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Government respondents to a Gartner CIO survey are feeling pressed to reduce IT budgets and are losing control of IT spending within their departments.

CQUniversity selects new student management software supplier

05 May, 2014 | Supplied by: TechnologyOne

TechnologyOne has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract with CQUniversity to replace the university's Oracle Peoplesoft system with new Student Management software.

Vic govt commits $9.5m to revamp ICT procurement

02 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Victorian government has allocated $9.5m over the next four years for a project to create a central government ICT procurement marketplace.

Optus swings axe on 350 more jobs

01 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has announced plans to cut around 350 back-office jobs, in the latest example of Australian telcos' focus on improving efficiency in preparation for an NBN world.

Australian BI spending hit $527m in 2013

01 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia's business intelligence and analytics market increased 9.5% in 2013, outpacing the global growth rate of 8%, according to Gartner.

Who's the boss of BPM?

30 April, 2014 by Stephen Withers

Who should take responsibility for a business process management (BPM) initiative - management or IT? An ostensibly simple question with a complex answer.

Big drop in Queensland government ICT staff

30 April, 2014 by Jonathan Nally

Queensland public sector ICT staff numbers have fallen by almost 25 per cent in less than two years, with further shake-ups likely to come.

Startup Victoria aims to support high-tech sector

30 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Startup Victoria, a non-profit organisation designed to support the state's high-technology startups, has launched with $100,000 in state government seed funding.

Google, Apple settle conspiracy lawsuit for "a pittance"

29 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe will together pay just US$324m to settle a class-action lawsuit over bilateral agreements not to poach each other's staff, avoiding potential damages of up to US$9 billion.

Bring your own PC (BYOPC) is necessary, but licensing may be costly

24 April, 2014 by Andrew Collins

Some organisations are allowing employees to bring their own PCs onto the network, as part of formal BYOPC programs. But these schemes can carry hidden licensing costs.

Vic companies get $550k for tech projects

18 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Thirteen Victorian companies have been awarded grants worth a combined $550k under the state government's Technology Voucher Program.

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