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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Mobility putting pressure on data centre managers: Analyst

By Hamish Barwick | 20 February, 2012 12:22

Mobility and the unstructured data it creates is putting pressure on data centre managers to grow systems, according to the latest predictions from analyst firm Gartner.

iPad, Windows 8 top ANZ infrastructure spend in 2012: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 17 February, 2012 15:26

The Australia and New Zealand ICT infrastructure market will be characterised by changing investment priorities due to economic conditions, according to the latest predictions from IDC Australia.

Australian telco revenues to decline by 2016: Analyst

By Hamish Barwick | 17 February, 2012 11:45

The Australian telecommunications industry is set to face declining revenue growth by 2016 due to falling mobile services profits, according to data from analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan.

In pictures: Digital Realty Trust breaks ground in Melbourne

By Hamish Barwick | 16 February, 2012 16:30

Data centre operator, Digital Realty Trust, had the Victorian Minister for Technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips, digging for victory at its planned 50000 square metre facility in Paramount Park Industrial Complex, Melbourne. The project is expected to be complete in 2013.

Vocus reports $21.9 million revenue, plans data centre expansion

By Hamish Barwick | 16 February, 2012 16:08

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has reported half year revenues for FY2012 of $21.9 million, up 57 per cent from the same period last year.

Digital Realty Trust turns soil at Melbourne data centre sites

By Hamish Barwick | 16 February, 2012 10:28

Data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust, has begun preparing a 30,250 square metre property in the Paramount Park Industrial Complex in Melbourne for its two facilities which are expected to contribute up to $365 million to the Victorian economy.

WHO-like global cyber security group needed to tackle cyber threats: Kundra

By Hamish Barwick | 15 February, 2012 16:04

The formation of a global cyber security group similar to the World Health Organisation (WHO) is required in order to share vital information, according to former United States Federal Government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra.

Government needs to address Cloud demand, concerns: Conroy

By Hamish Barwick | 15 February, 2012 12:31

Cloud computing has the potential to benefit federal and state governments, but issues such as privacy need to be addressed first, according to federal communications minister, Stephen Conroy.

CenITex finds new CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 14 February, 2012 16:08

Former Tatts Group business systems group manager, Fiona Caldwell, has been appointed chief information officer of Victorian shared services agency, CenITex.

Onstream’s implementation of CommVault Simpana reduces IT issues

By Hamish Barwick | 14 February, 2012 12:09

Trying to find data once was a nightmare for the IT department of Tasmanian-based shared services company, Onstream.

iiNet services to expand into Darwin, Queensland

By Hamish Barwick | 13 February, 2012 16:06

Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet has announced its plans to expand its services to more than 38,500 households and businesses in Darwin and regional Queensland

David Jones overhauls online shopping infrastructure

By Hamish Barwick | 13 February, 2012 15:22

After resurrecting its online shopping website in 2010, Australian retailer David Jones has responded to customer demand for improved e-commerce with a new website to be unveiled in September this year.

In pictures: Capgemini opens new Canberra office

By Hamish Barwick | 10 February, 2012 16:06

French headquartered IT and outsourcing provider, Capgemini, had the French ambassador to Australia, Stephane Romatet, on hand to open its Canberra office recently.

Vodafone confirms spectrum licence renewal

By Hamish Barwick | 10 February, 2012 14:34

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has responded to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) limits on the amount of spectrum due to be sold to individual companies in 2012 by renewing its current licence holding.

Telstra’s BigPond email to switch over to Windows Live

By Hamish Barwick | 10 February, 2012 11:32

Telstra (ASX: TEL) has announced that its 4.2 million BigPond email accounts will transfer to Microsoft’s Windows Live service later this year.