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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Australian data breaches costs rising: Symantec

By Hamish Barwick | 30 March, 2012 11:11

Data breach costs are continuing to have an impact on Australian companies with some organisations reporting a loss of $2.16 million, according to a new study from Symantec and the Ponemon Institute.

NEC to expand broadband services following NBN Co contract

By Hamish Barwick | 28 March, 2012 16:29

NEC Australia has signed a wholesale broadband agreement (WBA) with NBN Co allowing it to offer broadband services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) by mid-2012.

Q&A: SAP CIO, Oliver Bussmann

By Hamish Barwick | 28 March, 2012 12:00

SAP global chief information officer, Oliver Bussmann, is kept busy juggling two roles — CIO and executive vice-president — at the German software company’s headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.

BYOD policy helps SAP Australia attract Gen Y workers

By Hamish Barwick | 28 March, 2012 11:57

Introducing a bring your own device (BYOD) policy in September 2011 has enabled the Australian arm of German software company, SAP, to entice new employees who prefer using a tablet over the traditional desktop.

Australian organisations turn to Cloud, video conferencing for productivity

By Hamish Barwick | 28 March, 2012 07:00

More Australian public sector and private sector organisations are turning to IT investments such as Cloud computing and video conferencing in a bid to automate processes and increase staff productivity, according to a new survey from Telstra.

MCA's new website, smartphone apps to boost art experience

By Hamish Barwick | 26 March, 2012 16:21

Following a nine-month development project which began in July 2011 to overhaul its 10-year-old website, the New South Wales Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is set to unveil a new Web presence on 29 March this year where visitors can view selected art works and information about past or present collections online.

ACMA calls for improved senior citizen cyber safety education

By Hamish Barwick | 23 March, 2012 16:56

Improving cyber safety education of senior citizens through more targeted programs would greatly improve their confidence and get more elderly Australians online, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) submission to a Senate committee investigating cyber safety for senior Australians.

In pictures: Cisco's world of solutions tour

By Hamish Barwick | 23 March, 2012 12:16

Cisco took guests on a tour of its world of solutions area at the Melbourne conference. Delegates had access to free candy while checking out the latest services from companies such as Telstra.

Symantec signs deal with Fujitsu to double Cloud service capacity in Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 23 March, 2012 11:17

Symantec has signed a three-year deal with Fujitsu to co-locate its servers in the vendor’s Sydney data centre, thereby doubling capacity of its Cloud services and setting the company up to sign more email archiving customers in Australia.

In pictures: Cisco Live in Melbourne

By Hamish Barwick | 22 March, 2012 12:48

Cisco's three day conference, Cisco Live, is taking place in Melbourne and began with a song and dance act involving the Queen song `Don't Stop Me Now.' Reported attendance numbers are at 2800.

NBN trial sites to roll out e-health, education projects

By Hamish Barwick | 22 March, 2012 12:28

National Broadband Network (NBN) trial sites in Townsville, Queensland and Armidale, New South Wales are in the process of rolling out separate trials over the NBN designed to help Townsville type two diabetes sufferers and, in Armidale, offer remote access to TAFE courses.

ANZ Private Wealth uses telepresence to improve customer service

By Hamish Barwick | 21 March, 2012 16:51

ANZ Bank investment services division, ANZ Private Wealth, has implemented a telepresence offering called Wealth Presence to allow customers easier access to its staff following a four-month trial which began in September 2011.

AARNet video exchange kick starts academic research projects

By Hamish Barwick | 21 March, 2012 14:01

Swinburne, Monash and Victoria Universities are amongst the first academic centres in Australia making use of a new video exchange service provided by Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) and Cisco which promises speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second. The video exchange has been in trial by the three universities since October ahead of its official launch this Monday.

Cloud computing fuelling CIOs' ambitions: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 19 March, 2012 15:51

Cloud computing implementations are helping more Australian chief information officers to prepare for chief executive officer roles, according to a new global report conducted by CA Technologies.

Australia’s first national cyber security competition launched

By Hamish Barwick | 19 March, 2012 11:12

A cyber security competition aimed at enticing ICT university students into the information security industry has been unveiled by the Gillard government.