Stories by Byron Connolly

​Pickles Auctions in public cloud push

Pickles Auctions has spent decades building what its CIO, Claudio Salinas, describes as ‘monolith systems.’ It wasn’t a good scenario for an Australian auctions and valuation organisation looking to pick up the pace when dealing with customer demands.

Written by Byron Connolly18 April 17 15:40

​Fleet grabs $5M to blast nanosatellites into space

Australian space startup, Fleet, has secured $5 million in funding to launch a constellation of nanosatellites that will connect the world’s 75 billion devices by 2025.

Written by Byron Connolly11 April 17 12:07

​Westpac joins Samsung Pay

Westpac is offering the Samsung Pay mobile payments service to its debit and credit card customers, following an agreement between the organisations.

Written by Byron Connolly11 April 17 10:31

​Adrian Di Marco quits as TechnologyOne CEO

TechnologyOne founder and CEO, Adrian Di Marco, has handed over the reigns to the Australian software firm’s COO, Edward Chung.

Written by Byron Connolly10 April 17 10:27

​Our security has always been superior: Amazon CTO

Security of information stored in the public cloud has always been superior to what organisations can achieve on-premise, according to Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels.

Written by Byron Connolly07 April 17 16:55

​Westpac looking at public cloud future: Dave Curran

Westpac CIO Dave Curran expects that the bank will move completely into the public cloud in less than 10 years but it needs to overcome regulatory hurdles before achieving that goal.

Written by Byron Connolly05 April 17 15:54

​UTS debuts AI centre

The University of Technology (UTS) has launched a centre for artificial intelligence that it says will create intelligent machines with greater capacity for perception, learning and reasoning.

Written by Byron Connolly04 April 17 12:06

​Ajay Bhatia new consumer boss at Carsales

Carsales has promoted it long-standing chief product and information officer Ajay Bhatia to the role of managing director, consumer business following a management reshuffle.

Written by Byron Connolly27 March 17 12:03

​StartupAUS hits out at revised copyright bill

Startup advocacy group, StartupAUS, has criticised the government’s last minute removal of the ‘safe harbour’ provision from legislation that aims to revise copyright laws to allow for greater access to content and material for Australians.

Written by Byron Connolly23 March 17 15:39

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