Stories by Byron Connolly

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.

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.