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Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

Building a healthy storage array

By Hamish Barwick | 29 September, 2014 09:51

A storage area network (SAN) crash two years ago was the catalyst for a long rebuild process at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home.

Australian government data requests to Yahoo drop in 2014

By Hamish Barwick | 26 September, 2014 10:46

Australian government requests for data to Yahoo during the period January 1 to June 30, 2014 were 375, down from 608 requests in July 1 to December 31 last year, the company reported this week.

Consumer cloud is the ticket for cost conscious CIOs: report

By Hamish Barwick | 25 September, 2014 13:21

Sixty-one per cent out of 50 Australian CIOs surveyed by BT have opted for consumer cloud services because enterprise cloud apps and services are too expensive.

Self-service a winner for casino staff

By Hamish Barwick | 24 September, 2014 09:47

A massive number of paper payslips were being generated for 8000 Echo Entertainment Group employees until the NSW and Brisbane casino operator rolled out a mobile app in January 2014.

Microsoft donates $4m of software to World Vision Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 23 September, 2014 10:33

World Vision Australia has been given $4 million worth of Microsoft software including Office Professional Plus 2013, SharePoint, Lync and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) Online.

UWS uses data analysis to track student performance

By Hamish Barwick | 22 September, 2014 10:59

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is using data analysis and visualisation software, Tableau, to track the performance of students who are at risk of failing their course subjects.