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  • News: Insights from a global CIO

    Mark Egan has the distinct career path of being CIO of technology companies that have undergone rapid growth and acquisition. For over three years now, he has been CIO and vice president of information technology at VMware.

  • News: CIO to CEO: Wayne Pickup of NZ Lotteries

    The role of New Zealand Lotteries CEO might not be everyone’s dream job. It takes a particular kind of executive to balance the not-necessarily-complementary interests of groups focused on problem gambling with the expectations of the Lotteries Grants Board, employees and millions of consumers.

  • News: Face the brutal facts

    Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, says "a data driven approach" is what makes a great company tick and distinguishes it from others, and marks the people who lead it.

  • News: Building competitive advantage

    Westpac Life New Zealand, the insurance arm of Westpac New Zealand, received the Overall Information Technology award from IT research firm Ventana in December last year for its work with business intelligence tools within the organisation.

  • News: Big data demystified

    Paul Kent, VP of big data at SAS, ranks big data as a"ground changing technology" that happens every seven or 10 years."

  • News: Magic skill set

    Rhe big data trend is ushering in a new class of business technology professional -- the data scientist.

  • News: Adapt and deliver

    The lowdown from CIOs on how they feel about consumerisation of technology and how to manage this seemingly irrepressible trend. Here are highlights from a CIO roundtable on the topic.

  • News: Oracle brings cross platform Java dev to mobile devices

    Oracle is augmenting its Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) to allow developers to create mobile applications for Apple and Android devices.

  • News: HP launches cloud service for the IT help desk

    Hewlett-Packard has launched a hosted offering called HP Service Anywhere, providing IT service management (ITSM) software over the Internet.

  • News: Pinterest drives more than window shopping

    By this point, most people know that Pinterest creates a massive amount of Internet referral traffic; in fact, the social pinboard recently surpassed Yahoo to become the fourth largest driver of traffic in the world. That's a lot of window shopping! The traffic potential alone makes Pinterest an intriguing prospect for businesses with social intentions, but a new survey by BizRate Insights suggests that a large number of Pinterest users sign up for the service with real shopping in mind.

  • News: Google says mobile payments growing fast but won't catch on overnight

    Mobile payments with Google Wallet are growing fast, but the road to wide acceptance of NFC in the U.S. will be slow, the head of Google's payments unit said Friday.

  • News: Many Android apps from Google Play security-challenged

    Hundreds of free apps in the Android market vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks as a result of unsound use of secure socket layer (SSL)

  • News: University edition of Office 365 to be offered via subscription only

    Microsoft has announced a version of its new Office suite for university students, and one of the most interesting aspects is that it will be sold only through a subscription license.

  • News: Who will win the digital wallet wars?

    Consumers will have to choose among a plethora of competing digital wallets for some time until a leader can emerge, payment industry officials said this week at the CeBIT Future of Payments conference in Sydney.

  • News: DHS official suggests sharing resources to mitigate cyberattacks

    Groups of companies in the same industry could pool infrastructure resources to help each other mitigate the effects of cyberattacks and work together on security issues, a senior official in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security suggested on Friday.

  • News: Salesforce.com CEO Benioff: Windows 8 will mark 'the end' of the Microsoft OS

    Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 will mark "the end" of the computer industry's dominant OS due to increasing competition and choice sparked by alternatives, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff predicted Friday.

  • News: Dutch government seeks to let law enforcement hack foreign computers

    The Dutch government wants to give law enforcement authorities the power to hack into computers, including those located in other countries, for the purpose of discovering and gathering evidence during cybercrime investigations.

  • News: Cloud startup gets cues from Amazon, Google and OpenStack to drive private cloud

    OpenStack startup Cloudscaling says that for true interoperability in a hybrid cloud, it's not enough to just have API compatibility between your private and public cloud. It really helps for the fundamental architecture of the two to be analogous.

  • News: Cloud has no place in defence companies says Saab

    Defence companies can effectively "put a red line through public cloud offerings" because of the security risks involved, according to a senior IT solutions manager at Swedish military equipment manufacturer Saab.

  • News: License to share -- government CIO calls time on cloud blockers

    Since the last decade debate about public sector technology and provision has regularly featured the term shared services. With public sector cuts at the core of the current government's policy as it seeks to reduce the deficit following the bail out of the troubled banking sector, the need and desire to take shared services to the next level is important to business technology leaders in local authorities. One organisation has pioneered the shared service delivery in East Anglia, but as its head of operations tells CIO UK, the IT vendor community is holding back the development of shared services and the adoption of cloud computing.

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