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Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

Sydney Water tender for data centre upgrade

By Hamish Barwick | 10 February, 2012 10:08

New South Wales state water authority, Sydney Water, is looking for contractors to carry out a refurbishment of its data centre in Homebush, Sydney.

Macquarie Telecom adds fourth data centre to AGIMO panel

By Hamish Barwick | 09 February, 2012 15:15

Macquarie Telecom’s (ASX: MAQ) new Intellicentre 4 (IC4) data centre has been added to the data centre facilities panel established by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

Internode, iiNet improve results in customer satisfaction survey

By Hamish Barwick | 09 February, 2012 12:05

Internet service providers (ISPs), Internode and iiNet, have scored 94 and 91 per cent respectively for customer service in the annual Roy Morgan Research ISP survey.

Q&A: Copyright Agency CIO, Jacob Dudzinski

By Hamish Barwick | 09 February, 2012 09:36

Jacob Dudzinski has been CIO of the Copyright Agency in Sydney for four years. Over the past two years, he has been responsible for a business process and systems improvement program.

ALRC to review Copyright Act

By Hamish Barwick | 08 February, 2012 15:14

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has decided to conduct a review into the use of copyright in a digital setting.

Huawei NZ signs second UFB contract

By Hamish Barwick | 08 February, 2012 11:47

Fibre provider, Enable Services, has partnered with Huawei New Zealand to supply fibre equipment for Christchurch’s 3500 kilometre Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network.

TCP Code revised to include new provisions

By Hamish Barwick | 07 February, 2012 16:48

The revised Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code by the Communications Alliance has included new provisions such as regular customer usage notifications for voice, SMS and data services, stronger controls on telecommunications product advertising, a compliance monitoring body and a unit-pricing regime in advertisements.