Stories by Byron Connolly

BOQ signs new five-year deal with HP

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has signed a new five-year IT services contract with long standing supplier HP, which will underpin the organisation's strategic transformation plan.

Larry Ellison: Extend your SaaS apps in our cloud

Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison claims that the computing giant is the only cloud vendor on "planet Earth" that allows organisations to use its platform to extend their software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.

In pictures: CIO roundtable - The future of enterprise storage

IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Aria restaurant to discuss the challenges that are driving enterprises to turn to hybrid cloud storage solutions.

Feds tender for cloud services

The Federal Government on Tuesday issued a tender to establish a panel of cloud service providers as it readies to provide agencies with easier access to hosted IT infrastructure services.

Telstra takes stake in DocuSign

Telstra has invested in US-based electronic signature and digital transaction management firm, DocuSign.

Rogue big data projects running wild across businesses

Individual departments inside organisations with big data strategies are running rogue projects without consulting the IT group, new research has found.

Local Telstra customers testing global Cisco cloud

Telstra on Monday said the Cisco Intercloud platform is now in live trial mode for selected customers in Australia, which the telco has declined to name.

Updated: Defence deploying e-health system

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) in December plans to complete the rollout of its e-health information system, which will be used by 2,300 health practitioners and support staff across the country.


Union slams DHS decision to outsource call centres to Telstra

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) fears up to 7000 call centre jobs across Australia are at risk following the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) decision to outsource Medicare and Centrelink call centre work to Telstra.

NBN Co completes penultimate satellite station

NBN Co has completed construction of its ninth satellite ground station at Waroona in Western Australia as it builds out infrastructure to provide residents in remote and regional areas with high speed broadband services.

Tablet users more engaged with online banking

Online bank ING Direct has found that customers who use a tablet device to access its services are likely to be more engaged, with higher savings balances and more products than non-tablet users.

Justice Health rolls out electronic medical records

The Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network plans to deliver complete electronic medical records across the New South Wales public health system following the deployment of new software.

M2M market to top $530m

The Australian market for machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies is expected to be worth more than $530 million by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate of 20 per cent, said researcher Ovum.

iPhone 6 buyers may wait due to high cost

Australians intending to buy Apple’s new iPhone 6 might delay their purchase due to the high cost, according to Telsyte.

NSW govt calls for outside help on open data

The NSW government is calling on the private sector to suggest new ways to reuse or reinterpret data held by its agencies under a newly established crowdsourcing initiative.