Stories by Hamish Barwick


Flashback botnet infects 41,600 Australian Macs

The Flashback botnet has affected 41,600 Mac computers in Australia, making it the fourth most infected country in the world, according to research from Kaspersky Lab.

Written by Hamish Barwick12 April 12 12:09

Q&A: Westpac Group CIO, Clive Whincup

Westpac Group chief information officer, Clive Whincup, took over from former CIO, Bob McKinnon, in December last year and has forged ahead with the bank’s 15 IT strategic investment priorities (SIPs). He is currently working on Westpac’s online banking transformation.

Written by Hamish Barwick11 April 12 15:26

Animal Logic casts spotlight on Cloud computing

Sydney-based animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, is investigating the adoption of Cloud computing to handle data generated by rendering digital images — but only if an affordable Cloud model can be developed in the near future.

Written by Hamish Barwick10 April 12 15:43

Q&A: Super A-Mart CIO, Angela Ryan

Super A-Mart chief information officer, Angela Ryan, has only been in the CIO role since December 2011 but she has already overseen a refresh of the Brisbane-based furniture
retailer's website and signed a $3.6 million managed services contract with Brennan IT which includes servers, a private IP network linking 40 sites and managed print services (MPS).

Written by Hamish Barwick10 April 12 10:07

Super A-Mart revamps IT systems for retail growth

Queensland-based furniture retailer, Super A-Mart, has some aggressive growth plans for 2012 as it rolls out a new private IP network and upgrades its e-commerce capabilities.

Written by Hamish Barwick05 April 12 11:18

Robin Payne appointed NBN Co CFO

Former NBN Co general manager of planning and development, Robin Payne, has been confirmed as chief financial officer following the retirement of former CFO, Jean-Pascal Beaufret, in January this year.

Written by Hamish Barwick04 April 12 14:48

Mobility, BI top priorities for ANZ CIOs: Gartner

Australia and New Zealand chief information officers are set to increase mobile technologies and business intelligence (BI) implementations in 2012 as enterprise use of tablets and analytics increases, according to an annual global Gartner survey.

Written by Hamish Barwick04 April 12 11:07

Equinix fast tracks phase two of SY3 data centre

Data centre provider, Equinix, has brought the construction of phase two of its third Sydney data centre (SY3) six months forward due to heavy customer demand.

Written by Hamish Barwick03 April 12 15:02

SAS ANZ appoints new managing director

Business analytics software vendor, SAS, has recruited a new Australia and New Zealand managing director from within its ranks.

Written by Hamish Barwick03 April 12 10:42

Need for more Australian specialist Cloud providers: CIO study

With Australian CIOs looking overseas for Cloud services, the need for more Australian specialist infrastructure and platform-as-a-service providers presents opportunities for the local Cloud service market, according to a new study from analyst firm, Telsyte.

Written by Hamish Barwick02 April 12 15:55

Q&A: ING Direct Australia CIO, Andrew Henderson

ING Direct Australia chief information officer, Andrew Henderson, has been with the online bank since 2003, during which time he has worked in both the Ukraine and Australia as a CIO.

Written by Hamish Barwick02 April 12 12:28

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