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Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

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).