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Stories by Hamish Barwick


NBN rollout continues in SA, NT with construction contracts

By Hamish Barwick | 14 November, 2011 09:06

A $141 million deal between NBN Co and joint venture company, Syntheo, to build the National Broadband Network (NBN) in South Australia and the Northern Territory has been signed.

More Aussie retailers need mobile websites: Google

By Hamish Barwick | 11 November, 2011 15:37

The Australian retail industry is missing a golden opportunity to attract customers by not having a mobile website, according to data from Google Retail.

Security needs to become easier for users: Novartis CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 11 November, 2011 12:56

The IT industry must take measures to make security easier and faster for employees who are not computer savvy says Novartis Australia chief information officer, Ruth Marshall.

Security industry has created its own problems: Cisco CSO

By Hamish Barwick | 10 November, 2011 16:20

Information security professionals have a number of lessons to learn from the past if they are going to beat the hackers in the future according to Cisco’s US chief security officer, John Stewart.

AISA survey leads to Cyber White Paper submission

By Hamish Barwick | 10 November, 2011 11:26

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) has drafted a formal submission to the Australian government’s Cyber White Paper which is due to be launched in 2012.

Regulation proves security headache for CBA’s CIO

By Hamish Barwick | 09 November, 2011 17:06

A new approach to information security is needed by both the financial services and security industries to allow banks to better protect their customers' assets, says Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) chief information officer, Michael Harte.

Global cyber war treaties urgently needed: Bruce Schneier

By Hamish Barwick | 08 November, 2011 16:59

Rules of engagement between different countries should be established before a major Web-based attack takes place according to BT Group’s US chief security technology officer, Bruce Schneier.

Australians would speak out against a company data breach: Survey

By Hamish Barwick | 08 November, 2011 11:15

Legal action, exposure and closing accounts are some of the responses Australians would take if their data was compromised by a company, according to a global survey conducted by Unisys.

Telstra aims Cloud portal at SMB market

By Hamish Barwick | 08 November, 2011 10:04

Telecommunications company, Telstra (ASX: TLS), has unveiled the next stage in its $800 million Cloud computing strategy, a services portal aimed at the small and medium business (SMB) market.

Ford MyKey technology prevents drivers from texting, speeding

By Hamish Barwick | 07 November, 2011 16:37

The days of teenagers speeding or making phone calls while driving in their parent’s Ford may be numbered when new technology, which blocks people from receiving phone calls and also places a speed limit on the vehicle, arrives in Australia.

Telstra’s Chatswood exchange experiences outage

By Hamish Barwick | 07 November, 2011 14:50

A router issue at Telstra’s (ASX: TLS) exchange in Chatswood, Sydney, led to an outage on 7 November that impacted 10 per cent of the telco’s internet traffic flow.

iGEA cautiously backs R18 games classification guidelines

By Hamish Barwick | 07 November, 2011 09:42

While the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (iGEA) has welcomed the proposed Guidelines for the Classification of Computer Games, it is concerned about references in the document to the high impact of games on players.

Australian contact centre apps demand to rise: Frost & Sullivan

By Hamish Barwick | 07 November, 2011 11:02

The contact centre application market in Australia is tipped to climb due to demand for call monitoring and workforce management offerings according to analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan.

Ultrafast Fibre signs UFB NZ deal with Huawei

By Hamish Barwick | 04 November, 2011 16:55

New Zealand residents living in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Wanganui regions will have access to the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network by 2012 following a deal between Ultrafast Fibre and Huawei NZ.

Cloud adoption takes precedence over security: Ernst & Young

By Hamish Barwick | 04 November, 2011 11:24

Some Australian companies consider Cloud adoption more important than an updated information security strategy according to research conducted by consultancy firm, Ernst & Young