Stories by CIO Staff

CIO Executive Council launches Pathways Express

The CIO Executive Council has launched Pathways Express, a one-day intensive learning and development program for organisations that want to improve the business acumen of their senior ICT executives.

CIOs Must Become Technology Consultants

If the 'old' CIO had a reputation of throwing up barriers, the 'new' CIO must focus on breaking down barriers to show marketing, finance, HR and other business leaders how IT services can help them become better within their particular operations.

McAfee Asia Pacific promotes CTO

A change in leadership has taken place at McAfee APAC as Michael Sentonas has been promoted to global chief technology officer for Security Connected.

Kiwis invited to contest SuperNova Awards

Constellation Research is inviting Kiwis to enter the 2012 SuperNova Awards, which recognise trailblazers that have overcome the odds to successfully implement “disruptive” technologies within their organisations.

Maxnet acquired by Australian company for $9.5 million

Update 3:30pm: The mystery of what happened to Fyx's "Global Mode" might be explained today, with the revelation that parent company Maxnet has been purchased by Australian ISP Vocus for $9.5 million.
Vocus CEO James Spenceley has told Computerworld that Vocus did not out and out ask Maxnet to pull the plug on the geolock-averting feature, but says in hindsight it was not appropriate to market such a service in the middle of acquisition negotiations.

Strategic guide to IT talent management

There's an IT "talent war" going on. You're competing with cloud providers, IT vendors, Google and Facebook -- not to mention other corporate IT shops--for great IT talent. On top of that, there's a shortage of people with skills in the hottest technologies of our times: data analytics, mobile apps and cloud computing.

TelstraClear's half-year revenue drops by 4 percent, but telco posts $1m profit

TelstraClear has released its financial results for the six months ending on 31 December 2011, which show a reduction in revenue and an increase in capital expenditure.
TelstraClear says it had a total income of $339 million (compared with $353 million in the same period 2010), against operating expenses of $270 million (compared with $291 million in 2010).

National Cyber Security Centre opens

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is charged with helping government agencies and critical infrastructure against cyberthreats, has been officially opened in Wellington.

Datacom scores Australian government datacentre deal

New Zealand-based Datacom has been selected as one of five initial panel providers for the Australian government’s datacentre work.
The panel will be in place for the next five years and will provide datacentre services to Australian Government FAM agencies, along with any other federal or state government organisations that wish to take advantage of the deal.
“Datacom was delighted to help with the implementation of the Australian Government's 2010-2025 Datacentre Strategy. As one of the largest Australasian IT services companies and with eight Datacentre in the region, Datacom is well positioned to deliver quality services to subscribers of this new panel. We have a very strong 45+ year history of providing mission critical services to our Clients in the BPO, Systems Management and Application development space. It is encouraging to have the endorsement of the Australian Government in this very critical Datacentre technology area,” says Lisa Thorburn, Datacom’s ACT director.
With over 1200 staff in Australia and 3500 in the region, Datacom has revenues in excess of AU$560 million. The company was founded in New Zealand in 1965 and established its presence in Australia in 1992.
“Our recent growth to more than 70 staff in Canberra has meant that Datacom will soon be moving to new, larger premises on Northbourne Avenue, enabling better support for our clients” adds Thorburn.

NZ Hi-Tech Awards finalists announced

The names of the 32 finalists in the PricewaterhouseCoopers New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards 2007 have been released, with the winner to be revealed at a Gala award on November 3 in Wellington.
The awards recognise the leading entrepreneurs and innovators from the information and communications technology sector. Previous winners include Navman, Rakon, Endace Measurement Systems and Pulse Data.

A CIO's best friend

In collecting CIOs' nominations for our best administrative assistant contest (in honor of Administrative Professionals Day on April 21), we learned that CIOs rely on their assistants to do a lot more than screen visitors and manage schedules. Our two winners share a crucial quality: They are essential to the success of their CIOs.

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