Publication: CIO Australia

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Do Your Employees Use Facebook? You Might Have a Problem

A new study ties Facebook and, by proxy, social networks in general to increased divorce rates.   While the write-up goes to a great deal of trouble to suggest that further work will be needed to prove that Facebook causes divorce, the report presents ... [Published CIO Australia - 4 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

In Digital Assistant Faceoff, Good Now (Just) Edges Siri

Call me old fashioned, but unlike Joaquin Phoenix in the film "Her," I'll never fall in love with a computer, Apple's Siri, or any other digital assistant. Siri is helpful, but does it work as well as Google Now? According to Gene Munster, a Piper Jaffray ... [Published CIO Australia - 4 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Outsourcing Creates New Legal Risks

The convergence of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies (SMAC) are complicating an already complex IT outsourcing value chain. But they're also creating new legal and compliance issues for companies reliant on third-party providers for SMAC-related ... [Published CIO Australia - 5 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

CMOs seen to be more business savvy than CIOs

CMOs, more so than CIOs, are viewed as business savvy, customer-driven people who initiate programs that deliver revenue and growth for their organisations. But that doesn’t mean much if they don’t have a good understanding of how to operate and use technology ... [Published CIO Australia - 15 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Cisco aids not-for-profit’s expansion into cloud

Cisco has joined the fight for social justice for children in the United States and Canada as Cisco Powered services play an integral role at the Children’s Bureau of Southern California.The non-profit agency for child wellbeing has become an unlikely ... [Published CIO Australia - 12 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Bitcoin: Addressing concerns over a 51% attack

Although a mining pool last month managed to briefly control the majority of the computing power used to generate the Bitcoin crypto-currency, a so-called '51 per cent attack' remains unlikely, according Chris Mountford, a Bitcoin advocate and a senior ... [Published CIO Australia - 19 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early next year

The first third-party chips and servers licensed to use IBM's Power architecture will be on the market early next year.IBM last year started licensing the architecture so other companies could build Power servers, chips and components. The first third-party ... [Published CIO Australia - 22 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Real-Time Analytics Helps Virginia Credit Union Prevent Fraud

Financial institutions use many technologies to fight crime, but much of the work comes too late, focusing on suspicious activity, like uncharacteristic charges or money transfers, after it happens.Virginia Credit Union has software to do that kind of ... [Published CIO Australia - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

For half, STEM degrees lead to other jobs

Census data provides some detail, and also raises questions about whether there's a U.S. shortage of STEM workers ... [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Thousands of sites compromised through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

A critical vulnerability found recently in a popular newsletter plug-in for WordPress is actively being targeted by hackers and was used to compromise an estimated 50,000 sites so far.The security flaw is located in MailPoet Newsletters, previously known ... [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

While the job market is healthy for IT pros, certain talents are more valuable than others, and it's wise to keep adding to your skills arsenal.That's the advice of IT veterans to newcomers in the field.Among 2,400 U.S. CIOs surveyed by Robert Half Technology, ... [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Hacking PingPlotter, Part 2

In the previous column on hacking PingPlotter I discussed how you can use the tool's Web interface and the curl utility to add targets to be tracked, for example, to add a single host you would enter the following on the command line ... [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]

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...John Podesta, the White House advisor in charge of the Obama administration's big data and privacy working group, in May raised concerns about "the potential for big data analytics to lead to discriminatory outcomes and to circumvent longstanding civil rights protections in housing, employment, credit, and the consumer marketplace."
"They also would not be able to escape notice; everyone would almost instantly know who’s attempting to do this. What is likely, the members of that pool would switch to another pool, turn off mining and disable power of that attempt straight away.”"
"We're trying to get inin front of it before real fraud happens" Saneda says. Virginia Credit Union, with 570 employees and an IT department of 38, earned a CIO 100 award this year for the project
"To ensure the longevity of Power8 is to get other people to use it and develop on it" Brookwood said

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In Digital Assistant Faceoff, Good Now (Just) E... [Published CIO Australia - 4 hours ago]
Do Your Employees Use Facebook? You Might Have ... [Published CIO Australia - 4 hours ago]
Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Outsourcing... [Published CIO Australia - 5 hours ago]
Cisco aids not-for-profit’s expansion into cloud [Published CIO Australia - 12 hours ago]
CMOs seen to be more business savvy than CIOs [Published CIO Australia - 15 hours ago]
Bitcoin: Addressing concerns over a 51% attack [Published CIO Australia - 19 hours ago]
Real-Time Analytics Helps Virginia Credit Union... [Published CIO Australia - 19 hours ago]
Non-IBM Power8 servers, chips to appear early n... [Published CIO Australia - 22 hours ago]
Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]
Thousands of sites compromised through WordPres... [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]
Hacking PingPlotter, Part 2 [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]
For half, STEM degrees lead to other jobs [Published CIO Australia - Jul 24 2014]
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