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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Social networking websites may face government regulation

By Hamish Barwick | 16 March, 2012 11:32

Facebook, MySpace and Bebo are in the firing line from Cyber Safety Committee deputy chair, Alex Hawke, saying that Australian children younger than 13 use their websites despite the current 13+ age restriction.

Blackstone Waterhouse uses Cloud to attract staff

By Hamish Barwick | 15 March, 2012 11:28

Sydney law firm, Blackstone Waterhouse, has been able to head hunt top legal talent with the enticement of greater work-life balance thanks to a new Cloud services implementation.

iiNet joins Optus in streaming TV fight

By Hamish Barwick | 14 March, 2012 16:32

iiNet has come out swinging against proposed plans by the Federal Government to prohibit internet companies from streaming pre-recorded TV content to mobile devices.

Retail Prodigy Group charts Nike growth using BI

By Hamish Barwick | 14 March, 2012 11:49

Nike Australia master franchise owner, Retail Prodigy Group, has been able to track sales and staff performance through the implementation of business intelligence (BI).

In pictures: Harvey Norman rolls out Fujivision digital signage

By Hamish Barwick | 13 March, 2012 16:10

Retailer, Harvey Norman, has installed Fujifilm’s Fujivision networked digital signage in over 100 stores across Australia to help promote products instore.

More Australian enterprises turn to consumer communication products: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 13 March, 2012 15:17

Consumer communication products are gaining popularity with Australian enterprises as IT executives face long upgrade cycles for traditional telephony equipment, according to the latest report from analyst firm Telsyte.

Australian Tibet Council hit with targeted malware email

By Hamish Barwick | 13 March, 2012 14:14

A fake email address was used to launch a targeted malware email campaign against the Australian Tibet Council on the weekend beginning 10 March, according to a Trend Micro security researcher and spokesperson.

Sensis CEO Bruce Akhurst resigns

By Hamish Barwick | 13 March, 2012 11:28

Sensis chief executive, Bruce Akhurst, has announced his intention to leave Telstra’s search and directory subsidiary in May after 15 years.

Randstad begins transition to the Cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 13 March, 2012 10:19

Recruitment company, Randstad, has signed a three-year contract with Telstra to provide telecommunications and Cloud services that will help the company make the transition to the Cloud.

Communications Alliance establishes satellite services working group

By Hamish Barwick | 12 March, 2012 14:29

The Communications Alliance has established a satellite services working group to influence State and Federal Government policy as the National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite plan is rolled out.

Vodafone spruiks network guarantee

By Hamish Barwick | 12 March, 2012 10:22

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has begun promoting its network guarantee in an attempt to attract new customers.

Optus unveils smartphone app for usage monitoring, bill payment

By Hamish Barwick | 09 March, 2012 14:28

Optus customers wanting to check their account usage or pay bills on their smartphone have been offered a new application called My Optus.

iiNet applies for top level domain

By Hamish Barwick | 09 March, 2012 11:27

Internet service provider, iiNet, is the latest Australian organisation to apply for its own top level domain (TLD).

NSCCC to discuss Cloud security

By Hamish Barwick | 08 March, 2012 15:39

The National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing (NSCCC) has added security vendor Sophos to its stable of ICT companies as it seeks to expand its pool of expertise on the Cloud.

iiNet announces NSW flood relief package

By Hamish Barwick | 08 March, 2012 15:01

iiNet customers affected by flooding in NSW will be offered a relief package by the internet service provider (ISP). The company is also extending the offer to customers of its ISP acquisitions Westnet, Netspace, AAPT, Internode and TransACT.