IT Management

The human flaws influencing big data

13 November, 2013 by Elizabeth Rudd, Director, FutureNous

Will big data - the collecting of vast amounts of data about nearly everything - finally help us predict the future? Humanity's cognitive biases may prevent big data from making accurate predictions, Elizabeth Rudd writes.


CIOs playing more prominent boardroom role

11 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Business leaders may be starting to give the IT function more credit as a font of innovation, and CIOs are being given more input at the executive level, a survey suggests.


Acer CEO resigns, lay-offs to follow; BlackBerry CEO fired with US$22m payout

07 November, 2013

The tech world has seen two high-profile CEOs fall in the last few days, with Acer's CEO resigning and BlackBerry's CEO being shown the door.


Ancient maps get a high-tech facelift

07 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A National Library of Australia exhibition uses modern technology to provide insight into rare and valuable old maps, as well as the origin of the geospatial industry.


PCEHR under review, but is it “unfixable”?

07 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has launched a review into the personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) project, claiming poor take-up rates to date among Australian clinicians.


DCIS taps IBM for new mainframe

04 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NT government department DCIS has contracted IBM to provide a new mainframe system, as part of its regular four-year IT refresh.


Three risks of poor software licence management

31 October, 2013 by Susan Lang*

With an increasing number of devices being used across the enterprise and the eagerness with which many individuals, departments and branches tend to pursue their own software purchasing plans, is it any wonder that few organisations are able to easily identify their true software licensing costs?


Start-ups to vie for prizes in Sydney on Friday

31 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Eleven teams with unique start-up ideas are finalists in this year's Sydney Genesis Entrepreneurship Challenge, competing for $13,000 in cash.


CIOs may not be enough for govt organisations

31 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The increasing importance of digital assets to government processes will prompt a number of state organisations to create new dedicated C-level roles, Gartner predicts.


Preparing for the big data revolution

30 October, 2013 by Alan Perkins*

The businesses that succeed in the future will be those that gather information for analysis today, argues Rackspace's Alan Perkins.


Up to 100 lay-offs at M2 Telecommunications

29 October, 2013

M2 Telecommunications may lay off up to 100 staff in a "partial restructure" of its business, following the company's acquisitions of Dodo and Eftel earlier this year.


Understanding DevOps (Part 2) - Five best practices of deploying DevOps

28 October, 2013 by Sumal Karunanayake*

In the second instalment of this DevOps series, we look at five best practices for embracing DevOps in the IT organisation.


Understanding DevOps (Part 1) - Taking the pain out of application development and delivery

24 October, 2013 by Sumal Karunanayake*

The first article in this two-part series introduces the concept of DevOps, which is purported to help IT organisations deliver higher quality applications at a faster pace without having to spend more money.


NEC, NT to launch IT apprenticeship program

23 October, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

NEC Australia and the NT government will next year launch an IT apprenticeship initiative which will aim to produce 50 work-ready apprentices over five years.


Conroy misses out on Shadow Comms Ministry

22 October, 2013 by Andrew Collins

Labor MP Jason Clare has been appointed Shadow Minister for Communications, with Labor's recent communications ministers Stephen Conroy and Anthony Albanese being passed over for the role.


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