Stories by Hamish Barwick


Queensland Performing Arts Centre tenders for CRM system

By Hamish Barwick | 30 October, 2014 10:21

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has issued an invitation of offer for a new customer relationship management (CRM) system.

Northern Territory government to set up ICT advisory council

By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2014 15:44

The Northern Territory government is establishing an ICT advisory council that will advise the government on ways to develop the NT IT industry.

McDonald’s Australia to roll out iOS, Android ordering app

By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2014 14:31

McDonald’s Australia is set to deploy an iOS and Android smartphone app that will allow customers to prepare a meal order before they arrive at the restaurant.

Australian Post develops cloud-based app for retailers

By Hamish Barwick | 29 October, 2014 10:16

Australia Post has teamed up with NetSuite to develop a cloud-based app called SuiteApp, which is aimed at businesses that use its parcel business.

Microsoft understands why enterprises would skip Windows 8 for 10

By Hamish Barwick | 28 October, 2014 10:44

Enterprises who are running Windows 7 can upgrade directly to Windows 10 when it gets released in 2015, says Windows infrastructure technical evangelist Jeff Alexander.

Vocus Communications takes 10% interest in Amcom

By Hamish Barwick | 27 October, 2014 11:18

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) now holds a 10 per cent interest in Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM) as it looks to potentially merge the two businesses.

Microsoft unveils Azure Australia cloud services

By Hamish Barwick | 27 October, 2014 10:42

Microsoft has announced that its Azure cloud services are now available from two data centres in Australia.

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.