Stories by Georgina Swan

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.

Company size no indicator of Green IT readiness: Survey

Company size is not necessarily an indication of an enterprise’s ability to deploy Green IT initiatives, according to findings from Fujitsu’s Green IT benchmark research for the financial services industry. In the fourth report undertaken with research partner, Connection Research, Fujitsu surveyed 638 organisations in four countries — the US, UK, Australia and India — looking at areas such as Green IT lifecycle, end-user efficiencies, enteprise and data centre efficiencies, the use of IT in carbon reduction and measurement and monitoring.

Employers look to address skills shortage

Ongoing investment in software and infrastructure projects by enterprise is fuelling demand for program managers, according to the [[xref:|April-June quarterly report]] by recruiting group, Hays.

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.

Aussies prefer BlackBerry over iPhone, Android

A worldwide survey into mobile platforms has confirmed what many CIOs and IT managers already knew: Apple's iPhone leads the way when it comes to consumer loyalty, but it faces stiff competition from Android.

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.