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  • Keys to digital success lie in leadership and people

    CIOs are facing ever-increasing challenges as IT begins to take centre stage in virtually every modern business. With a recent study finding digital has the potential to add between $140 and $250 billion to Australia’s GDP by 2025, businesses that wish to remain competitive must look beyond digital strategy and work at becoming digital companies at their core.

  • CBA looks forward while paying tribute to yesterday’s tech

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has marked the 50th anniversary of its first computer — an IBM mainframe that was installed in 1966 — with a three day event that celebrated the past while looking at how CBA can leverage emerging technologies.

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  • Harness disruption or become obsolete: Forrester

    Five years ago, Nokia dominated the smartphone market. How quickly things change. But before you sit back and think, ‘that won’t happen to me’, take a look at the competitive environment in which your company operates. Daunting, isn’t it?

  • Career Turning Points: Zero in on Business Impact

    Within five years of moving into IT management, Jay Kerley found his purpose: working with the business to affect business outcomes and results. And he set his sights on the CIO role when it became clear that the best way to create change and effect a business impact on as wide a scale as possible is to have that executive-level, strategic role. "With a CIO's cross-division view of processes, you are in the position to shift and turn the company," says Kerley, who was promoted to the position of deputy CIO at Applied Materials in 2009.

  • Cutting the Wrong Employees Can Kill A Business

    Retaining strategically important IT staff in a recession can provide an organisation with competitive advantage. Outsourcing selectively now is a good option, but retaining in house project management skills is the key for IT leaders when the economic climate improves.

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