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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Privacy Commissioner battles Bash vulnerability

By Hamish Barwick | 30 September, 2014 16:06

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is urging government agencies and businesses to protect their IT systems against the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability.

Lockheed Martin to open $8m Melbourne ICT engineering centre

By Hamish Barwick | 30 September, 2014 09:31

Lockheed Martin Australia (LHA) has announced plans to open an Asia Pacific ICT engineering centre in Melbourne, which will lead to the creation of 150 jobs over the next five years.

Building a healthy storage array

By Hamish Barwick | 29 September, 2014 09:51

A storage area network (SAN) crash two years ago was the catalyst for a long rebuild process at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home.

Australian government data requests to Yahoo drop in 2014

By Hamish Barwick | 26 September, 2014 10:46

Australian government requests for data to Yahoo during the period January 1 to June 30, 2014 were 375, down from 608 requests in July 1 to December 31 last year, the company reported this week.

Consumer cloud is the ticket for cost conscious CIOs: report

By Hamish Barwick | 25 September, 2014 13:21

Sixty-one per cent out of 50 Australian CIOs surveyed by BT have opted for consumer cloud services because enterprise cloud apps and services are too expensive.

Self-service a winner for casino staff

By Hamish Barwick | 24 September, 2014 09:47

A massive number of paper payslips were being generated for 8000 Echo Entertainment Group employees until the NSW and Brisbane casino operator rolled out a mobile app in January 2014.

Microsoft donates $4m of software to World Vision Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 23 September, 2014 10:33

World Vision Australia has been given $4 million worth of Microsoft software including Office Professional Plus 2013, SharePoint, Lync and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) Online.

UWS uses data analysis to track student performance

By Hamish Barwick | 22 September, 2014 10:59

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is using data analysis and visualisation software, Tableau, to track the performance of students who are at risk of failing their course subjects.

Victorian government bears brunt of privacy complaints: report

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 11:56

Victorian state councils, statutory authorities and government departments generated 29 information privacy complaints to Privacy Victoria, according to its annual report.

How eHarmony uses data science for matchmaking

By Hamish Barwick | 18 September, 2014 16:05

There have been 11,000 marriages as a result of people meeting on eHarmony Australia since its launch in 2007. So how does the company help to bring couples together?

Datacom makes e-health play

By Hamish Barwick | 18 September, 2014 10:01

Datacom is set to acquire a 20 per cent share in Canberra-based health informatics software company SmartWard as it moves into the e-health space.

NAB Traveller card can be loaded with 10 currencies simultaneously

By Hamish Barwick | 17 September, 2014 10:58

National Australia Bank (NAB) has upgraded its Traveller card so that customers can load up to 10 currencies at one time onto the card using Internet/mobile banking while they are in Australia or overseas.

Canberra Data Centres and Digital Realty sign hosting deal

By Hamish Barwick | 15 September, 2014 14:24

Canberra Data Centres (CDC) has rented rack space at Digital Realty’s Tier III certified Sydney and Melbourne data centres to serve CDC’s government clients in these cities.

Optus, SingTel make leadership changes

By Hamish Barwick | 12 September, 2014 10:23

A restructure of the Optus and parent company Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) will see changes to its leadership team, which includes Optus Australia country chief officer Paul O’Sullivan and SingTel Group Digital L!fe CEO Allen Lew moving into new roles.

Westpac Group opens $4m Sydney innovation centre

By Hamish Barwick | 10 September, 2014 16:41

Westpac Group has unveiled an innovation centre dubbed The Hive in Kogarah, Sydney today to develop more services for its 10 million customers in Australia.