Stories by Hamish Barwick


Data centre monitoring proves a business winner

Data centre power consumption and cooling were generating extra costs for Brisbane-based wagering and lottery firm ,Tatts Group, until it rolled out data centre monitoring software.

Written by Hamish Barwick16 Dec. 14 08:00

Streaming music hits the right note

Video conferencing and streaming have often been positioned as a way of helping organisations reduce travel costs. But for the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), the technology is also providing an opportunity to bring a fresh generation of players and listeners into its fold.

Written by Hamish Barwick15 Dec. 14 13:41

Getting the right data centre connection

After its acquisition of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider Infraserve in March 2014, the International Cloud Integrators & Telecommunications Alliance (iCITA) found itself in need of a new data centre provider.

Written by Hamish Barwick15 Dec. 14 11:55

Microsoft to host Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in Australia

Microsoft has confirmed that its cloud services portfolio, Office 365 and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) online, will be available from two data centres in Australia by 31 March, 2015.

Written by Hamish Barwick09 Dec. 14 08:00

NAB partners with Bugwolf to test mobile services

National Australian Bank (NAB) has partnered with Melbourne tech startup Bugwolf to test development projects such as the latest version of the NAB mobile banking iOS and Android app.

Written by Hamish Barwick04 Dec. 14 16:20

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

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.

Written by Hamish Barwick01 Dec. 14 12:57

Fed gov cyber security review overdue: KPMG and AISA

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.

Written by Hamish Barwick28 Nov. 14 15:02

Cybercrime reporting site launches in Australia

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).

Written by Hamish Barwick26 Nov. 14 10:38

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

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).

Written by Hamish Barwick25 Nov. 14 10:32

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

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.

Written by Hamish Barwick24 Nov. 14 13:17

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