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Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

More Australians switch on IPTV: Study

By Hamish Barwick | 07 February, 2012 11:52

More than 300,000 Australian households have changed channels to subscription IPTV which could pose challenges for operators such as Foxtel, according to a new study by analyst firm, Telsyte.

Conroy spruiks Safer Internet Day

By Hamish Barwick | 07 February, 2012 10:17

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), together with Senator Stephen Conroy, have launched Safer Internet Day, an initiative designed to encourage cyber safety.

Telstra reports issue with BigPond email accounts

By Hamish Barwick | 06 February, 2012 16:48

Telstra (ASX: TEL) has confirmed that a small number of BigPond email customers have not been receiving mail since the weekend beginning 4 February.

UC services market to grow 13.8 per cent year-on-year: Report

By Hamish Barwick | 06 February, 2012 12:17

Managed services and hosted offerings are forecasted to drive unified communications (UC) growth of 13.8 per cent year-on-year up to 2018, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Telstra offering flood-affected customers in NSW $50 mobile credit

By Hamish Barwick | 03 February, 2012 13:58

Telstra is offering its flood-affected customers living in Moree Plains and Tamworth, New South Wales, who don’t have a fixed-line service, $50 of mobile credit as part of a flood assistance package.