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Stories by Hamish Barwick


QR National goes to tender ahead of public float

By Hamish Barwick | 14 October, 2010 12:04

Coal and freight business QR National is moving from hosted internet functions to managed services following its separation from Queensland Rail.

Crime commission saves money with network overhaul

By Hamish Barwick | 13 October, 2010 16:34

The Australian Crime Commission's (ACC) decision to overhaul its voice and networking infrastructure has led to cost savings for the commission.

'Grid-side' management requires greater focus: Academic

By Hamish Barwick | 13 October, 2010 10:13

Investment in the technology behind smart grid management is vital to ensuring the nation-wide move doesn't fail, according to one academic.

Dept of Agriculture adopts web analysis platform

By Hamish Barwick | 12 October, 2010 12:02

IT services provider PicNet has signed a deal with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to supply its Mouse Eye Tracking web analytics software.

Industry, government cooperation vital to critical infrastructure protection: Analysts

By Hamish Barwick | 11 October, 2010 09:52

More cooperation is needed between government and industry on critical infrastructure protection (CPI), according to analysts.

TAFE Box Hill Institute takes the power back

By Hamish Barwick | 08 October, 2010 17:05

Faced with an aging server room and a directive to cut power costs, Melbourne’s TAFE Box Hill Institute IT manager, Chris Tayler, decided to look for a new solution.

Tennis Australia CIO talks about the changing role of the CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 07 October, 2010 13:51

Moving Tennis Australia from blaming the IT department to working in harmony has been a key task for CIO, Chris Yates

Melbourne Storm chief talks about changing the business of sport

By Hamish Barwick | 07 October, 2010 10:03

Turning around the fortunes of National Rugby League (NRL) club, the Melbourne Storm, has been no easy task for new CEO, Ron Gauci, but his background in management and technology gives him a unique advantage.

Twitter a danger for AFL says Melbourne Storm boss Ron Gauci

By Hamish Barwick | 06 October, 2010 13:03

Melbourne Storm CEO, Ron Gauci, has used Twitter to hit back at comments made by former AFL St Kilda ruckman, Peter Spider Everett on the social media platform.

Tata Consulting signs $50 million contract with AGL

By Hamish Barwick | 29 September, 2010 17:26

Mumbai-based IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been awarded a five year infrastructure management services contract with Australia’s largest gas and electricity retailer, AGL Energy.

Kmart Tyre and Auto Service calls up IT success

By Hamish Barwick | 28 September, 2010 17:07

Using speech recognition has helped independent car service and tyre retailer Kmart Tyre & Auto Service (KTAS) to pinpoint how effective its marketing spend. The retailer started using the technology and its online analytical tools a year ago.

Parliament to replace antique routing switchers

By Hamish Barwick | 27 September, 2010 12:05

Australian Parliament House is looking for new routing switches to replace ageing technology used for the broadcast distribution of parliamentary proceedings.

IT revenue up 4 per cent for UXC

By Hamish Barwick | 27 September, 2010 08:52

ASX-listed services company UXC (ASX:UXC) has posted a total revenue for the financial year ended 30 June of $748 million.

Intrapower posts revenue drop

By Hamish Barwick | 23 September, 2010 12:58

Communications and technology company, Intrapower Limited (ASX: IPX), has posted a slight revenue drop from $29.4 million last year to $25.1 million for the financial year ended June 30, as a result of less interest revenue.

Businesslink shortlists four vendors for tender

By Hamish Barwick | 23 September, 2010 12:50

Sydney-based corporate services provider and NSW government agency, Businesslink, has selected four vendors for a tender to upgrade its IT delivery core infrastructure components.

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