Stories by Rob O’Neill

CIOs deliver alternative thinking for business

Challenged to deliver examples of alternative thinking at a Melbourne conference last month, the CIOs of three large corporate and government organisations had little trouble delivering.

Cable loss would not cut NZ 'net access

The loss of a portion of the Southern Cross Cable could see New Zealand struggle with internet congestion for up to 10 days, but would not shut internet access down completely, according to the Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP).

This virtual world

About five years ago a curious question popped into Brian Whitworth’s head: “Why is there a maximum speed of light?”

Freeview looks to the future after solid start

You have to mind your language when talking to Freeview chief Steve Browning. If you use the word “subscriber” to describe the Freeview audience, he is quick to correct: “We don’t call them subscribers. We call them households.”

Sungard NZ leads global unified comms trial

Financial software and services giant Sungard is taking its first steps towards unified communications, with a New Zealand rollout of Microsoft’s just-announced Office Communications Server.

Cabinet mandates agencies use Logon Service

Cabinet has mandated the use of the Government Logon Service, issuing a direction that departments are expected to use the system when implementing or upgrading their authentication systems.

Auckland City rolls on with transport smartcard quest

Auckland’s quest for an integrated public transport ticketing system — one that will allow passengers to travel on any form of public transport on a single ticket — is about to take another step forward.