CIO

Digital leaders drive innovation, while the mob wants stability. In blunt terms, that’s the difference between how leaders and followers treat transformation, according to this year’s global Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. Now in its 21st year, the survey is one of the largest of its kind in the world. The

Australian organisations are struggling to scale their digital initiatives and local CIOs are less likely than their global counterparts to hold a strategic role in their organisation. Australia and New Zealand data from Gartner’s 2019 CIO Agenda survey released this week found only 30 per cent of organisations in ANZ

team collaboration

Leaning on technology to improve the employee experience has led the HR team at insurance company IAG to work more closely with both IT and analytics. Speaking to Which-50 between sessions at ServiceNow’s user conference in Las Vegas this week, David Lahood, Executive Manager, Systems & Partnering at IAG, said

Australian businesses are paying more to attract key IT talent. For seven out of every 10 new hires, IT employers have had to increase the salary amount originally offered to secure their favoured candidate, according to a new study.   The results come from the 2019 Robert Half Salary Guide

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud infrastructure have fundamentally altered the dynamic between business units and the department. Traditionally, the relationship between IT and other business units had been mildly adversarial in many organisations, as IT juggled the complexities of “keeping the lights on” while trying to continuously improve and innovate to

Australian business software-as-a-service (Saas) customers complain of opaque pricing with hidden costs, implementation challenges, limits on capability and auto-renewals. Security also remains a key concern. Little wonder SaaS vendor are sweating on renewal rates. With Australian companies tipped to spend $4 billion on SaaS products this year, according to figures

Aligning technology and business strategy helped News Corp transform its sales processes, according to the publisher’s technology chief.   Speaking at Salesforce’s World Tour event in Sydney last week, Dominic Hatfield, CIO of News Corp, said it was vital technology and business work together to identify a goal and design

Nearly one fifth of the 21st century is behind us already – gosh time flies. Generation Z, those who were born in the 2000s, are now entering the workforce as adults. I wonder what the term “IT” means to them? If they learn by listening to office conversation, they would

Successful digital transformation initiatives must be accompanied by culture changes, says Gartner. That means CIOs responsible for digital initiatives will need to play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as chief HR officers

Human, robot, AI, ML

Artificial intelligence deployments are rapidly accelerating around the world and organisations in APAC are particularly enamoured with the technology, according to new research from Gartner. But AI applications remain relatively basic and a considerable talent shortage exists. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The percentage of organisations implementing artificial