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  • CIOs come of age as business leaders: Study

    We have been talking about it for years but it looks as if it’s finally happening; CEOs and CIOs are aligned in their thinking around the future challenges and complexity and IT plays a critical role.

  • Offshoring: Preparing for India's proposed privacy rules

    The Indian government has finally taken a step toward creating a comprehensive set of data protection rules to safeguard privacy, but the proposed regulations released this spring are likely to have a major impact on the global enterprises doing business with Indian outsourcers.

  • Westpac promises review into outage

    Westpac has restored its online banking service following a prolonged outage, caused by an air-conditioning fault at a data centre. The bank’s group executive for retail and business banking, Rob Coombe, has also apologised to customers, promising a review of the events that caused the system failures.

  • WA IT Awards recognises carbon reducing technology

    Innovation in carbon reduction technology has been recognised at the Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards (WAITTAs) this week, with Greensense taking home the award for best product.

  • Growth the new CIO buzzword for 2011: Gartner

    Growth is the word on CIOs lips this year, according Gartner Executive Program's annual CIO agenda survey, as organisations look to create new products and services and attract new customers.

  • CIO priorities reflect NBN opportunities in ANZ: Gartner

    Organisations are looking to make the most of opportunities associated with the National Broadband Network (NBN), with Gartner Executive Program’s annual CIO agenda survey showing that networking, voice and data communications are a higher technology priority in Australia and New Zealand than globally.

  • Supply restrictions as a result of Japan earthquake: IDC

    Australian and New Zealand CIOs can expect minor supply restrictions from Japanese technology brands as a result of the Tohoku Pacific Ocean Earthquake, which hit north-eastern Japan on March 11, according to analyst, IDC.

  • Inside the next generation vendor management office

    Today, almost 50 per cent of companies have a centralized vendor management group in place, with 11 per cent planning to introduce one this year. Why are we seeing the growth of this unit within the organization? The main drivers for a business to invest in a VMO are to get more value out of existing suppliers and to lower overall costs through better rate negotiations and demand consolidation. Most often, the VMO is either housed in IT or procurement, depending on the business, and consists of two to ten people who are responsible for overseeing the big picture of vendor management.

  • iSOFT extends trading halt

    iSoft (ASX:ISF) has extended a trading halt placed on its shares until Next Monday pending a major announcement on the future of the troubled e-health provider.

  • Take the guesswork out of business relationships

    We all understand the advantages partnering can bring to business. But, as any CIO who has had to negotiate a partnership-gone-bad knows, adversity is not often a good bedfellow when it comes to keeping partners — and your CEO — happy.

  • Meyer Cookware signs Pronto in ERP deal

    The Australian division of global cookware manufacturer, Meyer Cookware, has signed a six-figure deal with ERP developer, Pronto Software, to implement Pronto-Xi across the enterprise.

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