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Stories by Hamish Barwick


ACMA issues Vodafone with TCP Code directions

By Hamish Barwick | 21 December, 2011 10:36

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) provided directions for Vodafone and Vodafone Network to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (TCP Code).

No holiday for most small business owners: Telstra

By Hamish Barwick | 20 December, 2011 16:08

More than half of Australian small business owners will work during the Christmas and New Year holiday break, with 36 per cent of them taking no time off at all, according to a Telstra Business survey.

Nextgen finishes NBN Regional Backbone Blackspots Program

By Hamish Barwick | 20 December, 2011 14:39

Fibre provider, Nextgen Networks, has completed the last component of the Federal Government’s $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) in the Northern Territory.

Samsung surpasses Apple in ANZ mobile market: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 20 December, 2011 12:12

Fresh on the heels of its tablet court case, Samsung has taken first place from Apple in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) mobile phone market in Q3, according to IDC’s ANZ Quarterly Mobile Devices Tracker.

ACMA clears Seven Network of alleged Facebook privacy breach

By Hamish Barwick | 19 December, 2011 14:31

A Seven Local News report, which used images from a Facebook rest in peace (RIP) tribute page, has been found by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) not to be in breach of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010.

Vodafone gets on NBN trial bandwagon

By Hamish Barwick | 19 December, 2011 12:21

Telecommunications provider, Vodafone, has connected 12 customers in Armidale, NSW to the National Broadband Network (NBN) as part of the company’s first trial.

Australian Council funds NBN art projects

By Hamish Barwick | 19 December, 2011 09:41

Artists have a chance to show in different mediums what benefits they think the National Broadband Network (NBN) will bring following the Australia Council’s Broadband Arts Initiative..

ANZ media tablet market growth slows in Q3: IDC

By Hamish Barwick | 16 December, 2011 11:22

The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) media tablet market recorded growth of just 3.1 per cent in Q3 with 434,000 units shipped, according to analyst firm IDC.

Adelaide Airport GIS takes flight

By Hamish Barwick | 16 December, 2011 09:33

Air traffic controllers at Adelaide Airport are using a new system to track birds flying over the airport in an attempt to prevent them straying into the path of oncoming planes.

Virgin Australia checks in with Wi-Fi entertainment service

By Hamish Barwick | 15 December, 2011 15:54

Virgin Australia plans to ditch its traditional inflight entertainment screens in favour of a new system which will offer content to passengers on their personal devices using Wi-Fi technology.

Internode turns on 200th DSLAM

By Hamish Barwick | 15 December, 2011 14:30

Internet service provider, Internode, has celebrated the installation of the 200th digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) in Nuriootpa, South Australia.

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.