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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Financial services sector set to embrace Cloud by 2015: Gartner

By Hamish Barwick | 02 November, 2011 15:10

The financial services industry will be using Cloud services to support core banking systems such as data management by 2015, according to analyst firm, Gartner.

Windows Phone tipped to rival BlackBerry by 2016: Ovum

By Hamish Barwick | 02 November, 2011 10:37

The Asia Pacific enterprise smartphone market is set for a shakeup over the next five years, with analyst firm Ovum predicting that Windows Phone handsets will make up 25 per cent of sales by 2016.

Federal Government slashes travel costs using Telepresence

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2011 16:19

Taxpayers and the Federal Government have both benefited from the rollout of a National Telepresence System (NTS) in 2009 with savings of $12 million in travel costs reported.

Telstra to sell BlackBerry Bold 9900

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2011 14:44

Telstra has broken Optus’ exclusive hold on the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and is set to release the phone from November 1, 2011 on its NextG network.

ACCC launches product recalls iPhone app

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2011 11:25

People who want to find out if they have purchased an unsafe product can now use an iPhone application called Recalls Australia developed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

CIOs to watch: ME Bank's Kathryn Hawkins

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2011 09:46

Kathryn Hawkins is not a gadget person but she does have a soft spot for the Nintendo Wii and its fitness games. That’s because after working at not-for-profit organisation, Masonic Homes, and seeing how the Wii improved the physical and emotional wellbeing of aged residents, she decided to install a console at home.

CBA introduces Everyday Settlement payment service

By Hamish Barwick | 31 October, 2011 09:39

Business customers will be able to access funds from their Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) merchant terminals the same day following the rollout of a new service called Everyday Settlement.

Telstra picks up five Frost & Sullivan excellence awards

By Hamish Barwick | 28 October, 2011 11:06

Telco provider, Telstra, was one of the main winners of analyst firm Frost & Sullivan’s sixth annual excellence awards held in Sydney during October.

Gen-i to provide Westpac NZ data centre services

By Hamish Barwick | 28 October, 2011 09:11

Telecom New Zealand (ASX: TEL) subsidiary, Gen-i, has extended its existing IT contract with Westpac NZ to include data centre services.

Top four security predictions for 2012: ISF

By Hamish Barwick | 27 October, 2011 15:43

While 2011 is coming to an end, security threats show no sign of slowing down. UK-based Information Security Forum (ISF) vice president of sales and marketing, Steve Durbin, shared his four security predictions for 2012.

Revera, Datacom awarded NZ government data centre contracts

By Hamish Barwick | 27 October, 2011 12:21

New Zealand data centre providers Revera and Datacom are set to build new tier-three facilities after being awarded infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) contracts by the NZ government as part of a bid to reduce IT costs.

Australian companies caught up in RSA SecurID token attack

By Hamish Barwick | 26 October, 2011 14:54

The aftermath of the RSA SecurID token attack which occurred in March and led to the replacement of thousands of tokens, has continued with the revelation that customers of Australian Internet service providers (ISPs), including Telstra and iiNet, may have been compromised.

Total Tel International plans e-commerce expansion using IBM Cloud

By Hamish Barwick | 26 October, 2011 13:22

Australian software company, Total Tel International (TTI), is planning to expand its electronic wallet services following the deployment of IBM’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) SmartCloud enterprise.

Empired extends $14m contract with Main Roads WA

By Hamish Barwick | 26 October, 2011 13:35

Perth-based IT services company, Empired (ASX: EPD), has extended its three-year $14 million infrastructure and project services contract with roading contractor, Main Roads Western Australia, for a further two years.

Discounts needed for low income earners to access NBN: ACCAN

By Hamish Barwick | 25 October, 2011 15:20

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has proposed a broadband low income measures scheme, including discount wholesale prices, to enable Australians earning $26,000 a year or less to access to the National Broadband Network (NBN).