Australia and New Zealand

News, trends and insights for the region

A time to say thank you and see you later

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Those that know me well know that I rarely express my religious views with others. I’ve been taught not to discuss controversial views — religion, politics, beliefs — across the dinner table (let alone at work). It is my ethos. Why then did I recently find myself quoting a Bible passage attributed to King Solomon […]

Why your geolocation skills can help in an artificial intelligence environment

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Geographic Information Systems experts have leveraged their existing knowledge of analysis, design, coding, cleansing, merging, management, and leadership — developed from their exposure to a divergent technology landscape over many years — to evolve and survive in a modern era beyond Google mapping. But while these geo experts may have already leveraged their existing knowledge […]

Align, optimise, transform: Realise the value of TBM

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Implemented effectively, with insight and deep understanding, Technology Business Management (TBM) is a powerful means for the CIO to change the perception of IT from serving the business to growing the business. Although TBM is becoming widely accepted as a more effective way to run IT – and the tools make inefficiencies patently clear to […]

Confidence in my 40s

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Confidence  We have always been told that life begins at 40. And now, I am truly beginning to think that it does. As I move closer to the big 4-0, life seems to be more about actions and the difference you can make in the world. […]

What is Lean IT? – A New Focus on Old Ways

“Lean” can be a scary word… It can represent headcount reductions, offshoring, overturning established work practices, or cutting corners – all of which will inevitably be meet with resistance. But it’s not about going hungry; and these fears must be quashed so the benefits of Lean IT can be realised. Our teams are increasingly asked […]

Vulnerability assessment vs. penetration testing

Even in professional circles, there often seem to be differences of opinion over the value of Vulnerability Assessment versus that of Penetration Testing. This can lead to gigs with over-prescribed scopes, resulting in poor value to the client. Let’s talk about the differences between the two and why each is important in an effort to, […]

The three realities of ICT security all senior executives must accept

My colleagues and I are often asked by senior executives how they can make sure their organisation’s data is secure from loss. Security professionals know better than to ask, but they sometimes place false trust in tools that promise greater visibility or better defences. They also often ask us how they can make better sense […]

Your business skills are valuable to technology companies

For this post, I am sharing my space with Courtney Carr, a member of our new graduate program in Perth, Australia. Working with Courtney this year has given us confidence and courage to trust wholeheartedly in our next generation at DXC Technology.  This is part 3 in a 3-part series. As promised, this is the […]

The CIO becomes CEO of your technology business

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The concept of running the enterprise IT office (ITO) as a business-within-a-business is not new. Back in the 1990s, several large organisations hived off their IT departments altogether as separate new entities: think Melbourne Water (MITS, since acquired by Logica) and Amcor (Ferntree). Various state governments have tried to centralise the ICT function across agencies […]

Technology companies do want you!

For this post, I am sharing my space with Courtney Carr, a member of our new graduate program in Perth, Australia. Working with Courtney this year has given us confidence and courage to trust wholeheartedly in our next generation at DXC Technology.  This is part 2 in a 3-part series. As mentioned in my last […]