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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Deloitte launches crisis management service

By Hamish Barwick | 23 October, 2014 15:06

Professional services firm, Deloitte has launched a crisis management arm in Australia to help organisations deal with disasters from data breaches to an outbreak of Ebola.

Privacy complaints jump by 183% in FY14

By Hamish Barwick | 23 October, 2014 11:01

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 4,239 privacy complaints during FY14, a 183 per cent increase on the 1,496 received in the previous financial year, according to a report.

Victorian police spend $15m on IT refresh

By Hamish Barwick | 22 October, 2014 15:48

The Victorian police spent a total of $15 million on an IT refresh during the 2013-14 financial year, including the replacing of a distributed server network, transitioning from Windows XP to Windows 7 and designing new data centre

Distributed computing project enables UNSW's DNA research

By Hamish Barwick | 22 October, 2014 12:09

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is using donated computing power to make 20 quadrillion comparisons of 200 million DNA proteins.

Telstra enters e-health space

By Hamish Barwick | 22 October, 2014 10:52

Telstra (ASX: TLS) has launched an e-health business division called Telstra Health as it looks to connect patients with doctors via video conferencing, said group executive of retail, Gordon Ballantyne.

Identity crime costing Australia $1.6b every year, govt says

By Hamish Barwick | 21 October, 2014 14:29

The economic impact of identity crime on Australia is costing the country up to $1.6 billion each year, according to a new report by the Attorney-General’s Department.

Supercomputing facility to stay in Victoria after $6.65m grant

By Hamish Barwick | 20 October, 2014 15:18

The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI) can continue its supercomputing research in the state after a $6.65 million injection of funds from the Victorian government.

Free online library will help Australian councils share information

By Hamish Barwick | 20 October, 2014 11:02

From November 3, Australian councils will be able to access a free online library that allows them to share processes such as building consents, wastewater management, environmental health and liquor licensing.

Mercy Health saves $1.2 million by moving to the cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 20 October, 2014 10:20

Victorian-based health care provider Mercy Health has saved an estimated $1.2 million following the migration of production workloads into a hybrid cloud environment.

Teachers Mutual Bank finds value in mobility

By Hamish Barwick | 17 October, 2014 12:41

Teachers Mutual Bank is increasingly embracing mobility to establish stronger and more personal relationship with its customers, says CIO, Dave Chapman.

Privatisation has made Dell more agile, energetic: Angela Fox

By Hamish Barwick | 16 October, 2014 16:42

Dell going private a year ago has allowed the vendor to focus on where investments need to be made, rather than being beholden to shareholders says Australia and New Zealand managing director Angela Fox.

Holden Racing Team looks to data insights for pole position

By Hamish Barwick | 16 October, 2014 15:24

Holden Racing Team couldn’t send its V8 cars out onto the track without telemetry data analysis, such is the importance of the information for teams these days.

NT Department of Education to launch ICT support portal

By Hamish Barwick | 15 October, 2014 10:40

The Northern Territory Department of Education (DoE) is rolling out a ICT support portal called iCentre, which will provide staff with information including the status of IT networks, bandwidth, applications and servers at the click of a button.

Victorian emergency services’ dispatch system upgraded in response to audit

By Hamish Barwick | 14 October, 2014 16:30

An audit of Victorian emergency response ICT systems by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has led to a $13 million upgrade of a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and associated networks.

Rackspace considering Melbourne for its next data centre

By Hamish Barwick | 13 October, 2014 10:17

Data centre and cloud computing vendor Rackspace is considering locating its second Australian data centre in Melbourne for disaster recovery and growth opportunities.