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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Australian security services worth $38 million: Frost & Sullivan

By Hamish Barwick | 15 December, 2011 11:50

The Australian security-as-a-service market climbed 17.2 per cent this year and was driven by increasing Cloud adoption, according to new research from analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan.

Dimension Data completes acquisition of BlueFire, Netforce

By Hamish Barwick | 15 December, 2011 10:32

Systems integrator, Dimension Data, has reassured staff at Cloud and hosting services companies BlueFire and Netforce that it will be business as usual following its final shareholding acquisition for an undisclosed sum.

Public to have their say on emergency messaging standards

By Hamish Barwick | 15 December, 2011 09:43

Australians are been urged to comment on a proposed standard for national emergency messaging systems called Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).

Q&A: Qantas CIO, Paul Jones

By Hamish Barwick | 14 December, 2011 13:21

While Paul Jones has been CIO of Qantas for less than a year, he has spearheaded a number of IT projects at the airline including a freight enterprise resource planning (ERP) replacement.

NBN Co signs with Visionstream, AccessTel Kentrox and Primus

By Hamish Barwick | 14 December, 2011 11:08

Networking service provider, Visionstream, remote management product manufacturer, AccessTel Kentrox Australia (AKA), and internet service provider, Primus, are the beneficiaries of three NBN Co deals signed this week.

Telstra shoulder taps new CFO

By Hamish Barwick | 14 December, 2011 09:36

Telecommunications service provider, Telstra, has hired a new chief financial officer, Andrew Penn, to take over from the retiring John Stanhope on 1 March, 2012.

In pictures: West Tigers tackle cyber safety

By Hamish Barwick | 14 December, 2011 08:46

Players from the Wests Tigers NRL club and sponsor Trend Micro took time out from their schedules to present a cyber safety education program to children from St Ambrose Primary School in Sydney.

NSW Privacy Commissioner investigates USB key auction

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2011 16:30

The auction of 50 USB keys by RailCorp in Sydney has prompted an investigation by the NSW Privacy Commissioner into possible breaches of privacy laws around the use and distribution of personal information.

OBT establishes Melbourne point of presence

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2011 11:47

Australian private Cloud services company, OBT, has increased its disaster recovery offering customers in Melbourne a second point of presence (PoP).

Huawei Australia hires new CFO

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2011 10:28

Former Lenovo Australia and New Zealand chief financial officer, Luke Austin, has stepped in to fill the shoes of Brain Hoppe, the chief financial officer for Huawei Australia.

Ericsson CTO moving to Australia

By Hamish Barwick | 13 December, 2011 09:52

Swedish networking firm, Ericsson, has confirmed that its United States senior vice president and chief technology officer, Håkan Eriksson, will become head of its Australia, New Zealand and Fiji operations from 1 February, 2012.

Telstra data breach under investigation by Privacy Commissioner

By Hamish Barwick | 12 December, 2011 16:34

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has launched an investigation into Telstra’s data breach which occurred on Friday when its customer service website was openly accessible on the Web.

JB Hi-Fi warns customers about fake voucher giveaway

By Hamish Barwick | 12 December, 2011 15:52

A Bahamas-based travel website called ‘’ is understood to be behind a Facebook scam that targeted Australians with the offer of a $200 JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) gift voucher.

Vodafone eases call forwarding rates for small businesses

By Hamish Barwick | 12 December, 2011 14:16

Telecommunications service provider, Vodafone, has launched a new service called Unite which gives small business customers the ability to divert calls from fixed line numbers to a mobile without call forwarding charges.

Outsourcing — the right decision for Elders CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 09 December, 2011 10:49

When rural services company, Elders, made the decision to overhaul its IT infrastructure, Adelaide-based CIO, Shaun Hughes, was faced with the difficult task of cutting his IT department staff.