Beverley Head is a Sydney-based freelance writer who specialises in exploring how and why technology changes everything - society, business, government, education, health. Beverley started writing about the business of technology in London in 1983 before moving to Australia in 1986. She was the technology editor of the Financial Review for almost a decade, and then became the newspaper's features editor before embarking on a freelance career, during which time she has written on a broad array of technology related topics for the Sydney Morning Herald, Age, Boss, BRW, Banking Day, Campus Review, Education Review, Insite and Government Technology Review. Beverley holds a degree in Metallurgy and the Science of Materials from Oxford University and a deep affection for things which are shaken not stirred.
ME Bank, which is a third of the way through a four year technology transformation including an overhaul of its core banking system, has settled on a Cisco/NetApp FlexPod solution running VMware as the platform for developing a private internal cloud.
Smartphones and tablets are spurring Australian online retail according to PayPal, which today released a report saying that mobile technologies would drive $5.6 billion worth of retail purchases in Australia this year compared to just $155 million in 2010.