Stories by Byron Connolly

Bigcommerce nabs $50M from big name investors

Bigcommerce announced Thursday it has raised $50 million in series D funding from a group of investors led by venture capital firm, SoftBank Capital.

Cost, integration issues halting big data projects

Big data projects are being held back by the high cost of setting up infrastructure to support the capturing of potentially hundreds of millions of data points each day.

NEHTA hooks up 267 public hospitals to national e-health system

The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) said on Thursday that it had worked with CIOs to connect 267 public hospitals and health centres to national e-health infrastructure.

Facebook gets 650 government requests for user data

Facebook received 650 requests from the Australian government for user data in the first half of 2014, up slightly from the 640 requests made in the last six months of 2013.

VMware brings cloud service to Australia

VMware has announced that its vCloud Air hybrid cloud service will be available in Australia in the first half of 2015.

ATO to save $4M in IT contractor overhaul

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is building a new IT contractor panel designed to slash red tape and save the agency up to $4 million annually by improving processes and cutting supplier costs.

Game to help prevent bullying

A new Australian-developed computer game has been designed to help children develop conflict resolution and bullying prevention skills.

LaTrobe looks to SAP cloud

LaTrobe University is deploying cloud-based SAP software to support a digital transformation and five-year strategic plan to boost the university’s national and international ranking.

PwC to drop Office and Notes for Google Apps

Around 5,000 staff at PwC in Australia will move to Google Apps following an agreement that will also see both companies combine their expertise to sell cloud, mobile and security services to enterprises.

Transport apps to help disabled commuters

The NSW government is calling on developers to be part of an event designed to create apps that will help people with impairment or disability easily use the public transport system.

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.

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.

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.