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Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

Swinburne Uni, Cisco sign research agreement

By Hamish Barwick | 08 October, 2014 10:31

Swinburne University of Technology and Cisco are set to collaborate on 'Internet of Everything' research projects designed to enhance university student lectures and increase student participation rates, as part of an agreement signed by the two organisations.

Identity crime victim centre opens in Sippy Downs, Queensland

By Hamish Barwick | 07 October, 2014 13:02

A new support centre called iDcare has been opened in Sippy Downs, Queensland for victims of identity theft around Australia.

Super Retail Group fishes for value in the cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 02 October, 2014 10:02

Super Retail Group has seen a 20 per cent reduction in inventory and safety stock within its Boating, Camping and Fishing (BCF) brand from a cloud software pilot it did in 2012.

Lack of cyber security investment could backfire on boards: PwC

By Hamish Barwick | 01 October, 2014 14:17

The number of reported cyber security incidents globally rose 48 per cent to A$42.8 million in 2013, the equivalent of 117,339 attacks per day, according to PwC’s latest Global State of Information Security Survey.

Microsoft outlines Windows 10 security enhancements

By Hamish Barwick | 01 October, 2014 10:27

Microsoft is promising customers who upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system (OS) a number of security features including the creation of secure user IDs and containerisation of business data.

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.