Stories by Hamish Barwick


Digital transformation could save Australian governments $26.6b

Australians conduct approximately 800 million transactions with federal or state government departments every year, with 40 per cent of these transactions still completed via phone or post according to a new Deloitte report.

Written by Hamish Barwick27 July 15 12:36

Keeping the blind connected

Vision Australia has upgraded its CD players to a 3G service, offering a new wealth of content to blind and vision impaired clients.

Written by Hamish Barwick21 May 15 09:14

WA looks to cut IT costs with state budget

Approximately $110 million will be cut from the ICT budgets of a range of Western Australia government departments and agencies, with the state government looking to put $25 million of the savings into an ICT Renewal and Reform fund.

Written by Hamish Barwick15 May 15 09:31

Transporting data to the cloud

The Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia is successfully using a private cloud and virtualisation to rein in data growth and kickstart new business programs.

Written by Hamish Barwick01 May 15 15:06

NewSat enters administration

NewSat (ASX: NWT) and its subsidiaries have entered administration pending an assessment of its financial position.

Written by Hamish Barwick17 April 15 14:11

Ditch PowerPoint and engage your audience: Garr Reynolds

Death by PowerPoint presentation has become the norm but strong images and small amounts of data are better at engaging your audience, according to communications consultant Garr Reynolds.

Written by Hamish Barwick06 March 15 15:07

How LinkedIn uses data to drive sales

Sales representatives at LinkedIn are using data from the professional social media website to help customers with hiring and marketing.

Written by Hamish Barwick06 March 15 12:18

Data analytics keeps tabs on Victorian cabbies

The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) of Victoria is using a data warehouse to access the data of more than 100 million trips made by taxi drivers in the state over the past 2.5 years.

Written by Hamish Barwick04 March 15 13:00

How Amaysim used analytics to engage management

Mobile provider Amaysim needed to develop a business intelligence (BI) strategy but didn’t want to subject its management team to static PowerPoint presentations about BI.

Written by Hamish Barwick03 March 15 13:13

Attack on Gemalto only breached its office networks, claims firm

An investigation by Amsterdam-based SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto, has found that an attack by operatives from the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010 and 2011 probably happened but the attack only breached its office networks.

Written by Hamish Barwick26 Feb. 15 09:45

Ludlam letter raises concerns about Gemalto SIM card hack

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has sent a letter to Telstra CEO David Thodey expressing concerns about the use of Gemalto SIM cards by the telco following media reports that the company’s SIM card encryption keys were allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

Written by Hamish Barwick25 Feb. 15 16:34

Australian Privacy Commissioner investigating SIM card hack

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is investigating reports about SIM card encryption keys – including those of SIM cards used in Australia – having been allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.

Written by Hamish Barwick25 Feb. 15 13:12

Hey big spender, watch out for malvertising

Global Internet advertising revenues will approach US$200 billion by the year 2018, making it a lucrative business but also attractive to cyber criminals, according to Cisco.

Written by Hamish Barwick24 Feb. 15 11:32

Mortgage Choice embarks on CRM consolidation

Residential mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice, is in the middle of a Microsoft Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) rollout which will replace three separate CRM systems.

Written by Hamish Barwick17 Feb. 15 12:28

NeCTAR Research Cloud gets $1.5m capacity boost

The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) Research Cloud has extra capacity for big data sets following $1.5 million of investment by high performance computing partner Intersect Australia.

Written by Hamish Barwick16 Feb. 15 15:19

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