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How Australian CIOs can engage with board members to drive Digital Transformation

Successful CIOs driving their organization’s Digital Transformation strategy need to help board members understand and make decisions on key digital capabilities. Brian Ferreira, VP Managing Executive Partner at Gartner, suggests three approaches CIOs can adopt to enhance their engagement with the board. As Australian businesses continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, boards and CEOs are […]


Top five priorities for CIOs heading into 2021

With CIOs playing a critical role in charting their organization’s course, Joanne Wong, Vice President, International Markets, LogRhythm, outlines five priorities for them heading into 2021. It would be a gross understatement to say that 2020 has been a whirlwind year – COVID-19 has dramatically disrupted the way we live and operate, and even with […]


Starline: Powering the essential availability and reliability of data centres

Reliable overhead power distribution systems are critical to the efficient operation of data centres. Starline offers effective power distribution and monitoring solutions for such mission critical environments. Intelligent CIO talks to David Skeans, the company’s VP of International Sales, about how Starline provides its customers with essential reliability, flexibility, scalability and efficient design. Can you […]


Banking and financial firms must get a grip on data – or face the consequences

In the banking, finance and insurance sectors, legacy systems are the anchor that keeps the business rooted to the past. Sheena Chin, Managing Director of Asean, Cohesity, tells us: “They are a major reason why business transformation becomes so challenging. Moving away from legacy systems can be both technically and culturally tough, but it is a […]


Future of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure in Australia

The Australian Government needs to consider the specific OT, ICS and IoT cybersecurity concerns in its protection of critical infrastructure plan, explains Diego Betancur, Lead Technical Sales Engineer, APAC for operational technology and IoT security company, Nozomi Networks. He responds to a detailed consultation paper from The Department of Home Affairs. As the Australian Government […]


Why obtain third party testing and certification on data cables?

As industries increasingly digitalize, the need for reliable data cables is critical. Mark Froggatt, Technical Director at BASEC, outlines the importance of obtaining third party certification when it comes to data communication cables and discusses how the role of cable testing helps ensure only high-quality cable is used within the communications market. In a world […]


Survey reveals post-COVID economic health dependent on delivering better customer experiences

Australian companies need to urgently improve the digital experiences they offer to customers if they’re to succeed in a post COVID-19 world, according to a new report from Sitecore entitled The Digital Mindset of Business Leaders in Asia Pacific. Based on a survey of 600 organizations across the Asia-Pacific region conducted by research company, Ecosystm, […]


Keep learning at the forefront to sharpen employees’ cybersecurity skills

Jason Whyte, MD Trustwave A/NZ explains how technology leaders can ensure the work practices of their colleagues do not put their company’s cybersecurity at risk. If you want to ensure work practices deliver on cybersecurity, you need to ensure you don’t build an environment of fear around it.  While the consequences of a breach can […]


Infosec teams must act and think differently to combat adversaries

Australia’s government and institutions are being targeted by ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber hacks. Rick McElroy, Cyber Security Strategist at VMware Carbon Black discusses intrinsic security and testing and why it is now more important than ever before with the shift to remote working in the era of COVID.  I have been following, with interest, the attacks on the […]


Why IT and HR must work together to help business safely weather the storm

George Tsoukas, ANZ Manager, Gigamon, tells us how HR and IT teams must work together to make sure remote working is as safe as possible. The face of business has changed dramatically in recent times, with new figures from Roy Morgan research showing that over 4.3 million people (32% of all Australian employees) are now […]


Transforming to a scale-out data storage approach

Leo Lynch, Director, Asia Pacific at StorageCraft, outlines some of the key benefits of scale-out storage solutions, including scalability, simplified management, data storage optimisation and disaster preparedness in the event of natural disasters or a ransomware attack. Data growth is surging. IDC predicts that data creation in APJxC will increase from 5.9ZB in 2018 to […]


NEC Corporation onboards Red Hat OpenShift to streamline air travel

The industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform has underpinned a new system to speed-up the travel experience, from passenger check-in to baggage claim. Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced that NEC Corporation has used Red Hat OpenShift as the foundation for Narita International Airport’s new ‘Check-in to boarding experience’ known […]


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