Stories by Hamish Barwick


Cyber attacks, skills shortage top of mind for ISACA members

The danger of cyber attacks in 2015 is a top concern for members of global IT association ISACA with 61 per cent out of 121 Australian and New Zealand members expecting an attack on their organisation.

Written by Hamish Barwick27 Jan. 15 09:48

UPDATED: OAIC mulls Aussietravelcover investigation

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is deciding whether to investigate travel insurance company, Aussietravelcover (ATC) after reports that personal information including names, phone numbers, email addresses, travel dates and policy costs were hacked on 18 December, 2014.

Written by Hamish Barwick22 Jan. 15 09:26

NSW traffic management systems vulnerable, audit finds

A information security audit by NSW Auditor-General Grant Hehir tabled today found that traffic signal networks managed by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) could have potentially been hijacked, leading to traffic disruptions.

Written by Hamish Barwick21 Jan. 15 11:18

A/NZ companies eye cloud for business growth: survey

About two thirds of Australian and New Zealand companies are interested in using public and private cloud services to aid cost effective business growth, according to the results of an IDG Connect/ EMC survey.

Written by Hamish Barwick20 Jan. 15 11:02

Allianz Australia embraces IT-as-a-service

Allianz Australia’s IT department has moved to a service-oriented model where IT provides for the needs of the business in a timely fashion.

Written by Hamish Barwick17 Dec. 14 11:41

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

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