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Contino uncovers scarcity of business-wide public cloud use

How are enterprises using the public cloud? How mature are cloud programs and operating models? What are the main technical and business benefits? What is holding businesses back? What are the next steps? At the beginning of 2020, the Contino team set out to answer these questions. Contino, a leading transformation consultancy that works with […]


The telco of tomorrow: How unified data is paving the way to a seamless customer journey

Will Griffith, Vice President and General Manager APJ at Tealium, says telcos have a plethora of customer data sitting in their databases but they need to optimise it and have customer experience at the heart of their infrastructure. 2020 has been a tough year for industries globally, but it has also forced them to become […]


2021 will see the back-office thrive as digital turns the transactional into the human and relational

Karen Stephen, COO, SurePayd, tells us that 2021 will likely see a shift that will see the potential of Accounts Receivable unlocked by CIOs, CMOs and CFOs. Our focus is in the digitization and cloud migration of a traditionally manual area of most businesses: Accounts Receivable, a classic back office function, and this focus has […]


Aruba president says: “Welcome to the Era of the Intelligent Edge”

With changes in networking technology transforming the IT landscape, Keerti Melkote, President and Founder of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us we should prepare for the next phase – the adoption of the Intelligent Edge. Two significant trends have dominated networking technology during the last decade: the increased demand for mobility and the […]


Three cybersecurity resolutions every business needs in 2021

Edwin Weijdema, Global Technologist, Product Strategy at Veeam, tells us how preparation for the cyberthreats of the future will put your business ahead of competitors and boost your productivity. Being able to retain customer trust has never been more important – or more difficult – following the events of 2020. With so much disarray and […]


Why you need a multi-cloud strategy for ubiquitous data sharing

Geoff Soon, Managing Director of South Asia, Snowflake, tells us about the major challenges businesses might face when implementing a multi-cloud strategy and the importance of delivering cross-cloud capability. By 2022, IDC predicts that 55% of Asia Pacific excluding Japanese enterprises will deploy multi-cloud management processes and tools, and unified virtual machines (VMs) Kubernetes to […]


Why the Australian Government’s data is only as secure as its cyber strategy

Rick Vanover, Senior Director of Product Strategy, and Anthony Spiteri, Senior Global Technologist, of Veeam, tell us with the right preparation, governments can build resiliency against ransomware attacks to avoid data loss, financial loss and reputation damage. Over the next 10 years, the Australian Government’s Cybersecurity Strategy 2020 will invest A$1.67 billion to achieve its […]


Why cybersecurity consulting should be boring and collaborative like public health

Nick Ellsmore, Director of Consulting and Professional Services (Pacific) at Trustwave, tells us that while state-sponsored cyberattacks get the headlines, there is plenty of pragmatic work that can be done to address the 99% of attacks that aren’t. I’ve been a cybersecurity consultant for over 20 years. Well, I was an IT security consultant for a […]


Working to build consumer trust and collect data with value

Jonathan Airey, Director, Customer Success APJ, Tealium, tells Intelligent CIO how a new approach to data collection will encourage consumers to provide information with real value and build trust. COVID may be the acronym of 2020, but the truth is that the last few years have been littered with a slew of these, each signalling […]


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 […]


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 […]


Attracting and keeping the best tech talent in A/NZ

Angus Dorney, Co-CEO of Kablamo, and former MD of Rackspace, talks us through 10 ways to attract and keep the best tech talent in Australia and New Zealand – even though many people claim this is impossible. Not too long ago, a report by the Australian Industry Group (AIG) found that 75% of businesses surveyed […]


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