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Stories by Hamish Barwick


REST Industry Super finds value in software-as-a-service

By Hamish Barwick | 01 December, 2014 12:57

Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (REST) Industry Super, a Sydney based not-for-profit super fund, has used a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool to manage the company’s projects and growth strategy for 2015.

Fed gov cyber security review overdue: KPMG and AISA

By Hamish Barwick | 28 November, 2014 15:02

The federal government’s review of its cyber security strategy is long overdue and reviews need to be conducted more regularly, according to KPMG Australia forensic technology director Stan Gallo.

Aus government begins review of cyber security strategy

By Hamish Barwick | 27 November, 2014 14:33

Concerns about online threats against Australia have led to the federal government launching a review of its cyber security strategy for the first time since 2008.

Cybercrime reporting site launches in Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 26 November, 2014 10:38

Australians who have fallen victim to cybercrime will be able to report the incident online via a new site called the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

National Australia Bank switches off ageing credit risk engine

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2014 15:05

National Australia Bank (NAB) has retired 37 servers and an ageing credit risk engine (CRE) which performed data processing as its NextGen core banking platform project continues.

Cheap access to the Internet should be a human right: survey

By Hamish Barwick | 25 November, 2014 10:32

Affordable Internet access around the world should be a basic human right as it is essential for freedom of expression and economic opportunity, according to the results of a global survey released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Cloud, privacy, big data and smart cities top HDS predictions

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2014 13:17

Cloud computing, privacy and big data will increase in priority for enterprises in 2015 while the smart cities trend will continue in Asia Pacific as countries such as China try to address urbanisation issues, according to Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Asia Pacific CTO Adrian De Luca.

Australia, Canada, UK and China weigh in on Insecam privacy issue

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2014 11:24

The privacy commissioners of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Macao, China have all sent an email to Insecam – the operator of a website that broadcasts footage from private webcams – asking it to take down its website.

In pictures: Hitachi Innovation Forum Singapore

By Hamish Barwick | 21 November, 2014 14:24

Smart cities, the future role of the CIO and social innovation was on the agenda at Hitachi's innovation forum in Singapore this week. The vendor also shared its top five market trends for Asia Pacific in 2015.

CIOs get ready to break career glass ceiling: report

By Hamish Barwick | 20 November, 2014 11:20

More CIOs in Asia Pacific are confident that they have what it takes to become a CEO, according to the results of a new study by The Economist Intelligence Unit and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

Australian Signals Directorate unveils re-developed OnSecure website

By Hamish Barwick | 12 November, 2014 11:34

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has rolled out a re-developed version of its OnSecure website for state, territory and federal government IT professionals.

Immigration department 'failed to protect' asylum seekers' information: Privacy Commissioner

By Hamish Barwick | 12 November, 2014 10:50

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) breached the Privacy Act when it failed to “adequately protect” the personal information of approximately 9,250 asylum seekers, said Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim today.

Queensland Urban Utilities moves to cloud, implements website self-service

By Hamish Barwick | 10 November, 2014 11:30

Queensland water distributor/retailer Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) has embarked on IT projects designed to reduce costs such as cloud computing and website self-service.

ANZ Bank to launch EMV secure ATM service

By Hamish Barwick | 05 November, 2014 09:43

ANZ Bank will be rolling out a Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) secure solution that reads credit or debit card data without the user having to insert their card into the ATM during 2015.

ACMA, Privacy Commissioner to collaborate on spam, telemarketing issues

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2014 12:01

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work closer together on telecommunications, spam and telemarketing issues.