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Stories by Hamish Barwick


Australian-based data subject to Patriot Act: Lawyer

By Hamish Barwick | 25 January, 2012 16:12

Data located in Australia but owned or operated by a US company could be accessed under a Patriot Act request, even if this violates National Privacy Principles, a legal expert has warned.

New ASX data centre to open in February

By Hamish Barwick | 25 January, 2012 12:37

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has announced that its Sydney-based data centre will be open for equity trading from 6 February 2012.

Q&A: Elders CIO, Shaun Hughes

By Hamish Barwick | 25 January, 2012 09:00

Shaun Hughes was chief financial officer at Elders Rural Services before becoming CIO of the company. Since making the switch to IT three years ago, he has embarked on a number of projects including outsourcing some operations to HP’s private Cloud.

BT appoints new Australian chief operating officer

By Hamish Barwick | 24 January, 2012 16:12

Communications services company, BT, has appointed former Macquarie Telecom customer service and operations group executive, Simon Gatward, as its new chief operating officer.

Big data, NFC adoption set to grow in 2012: Deloitte

By Hamish Barwick | 24 January, 2012 15:11

Near field communications (NFC) and big data have been tipped by research firm, Deloitte, as two technologies that will see greater uptake in Australia during 2012.

Hoyts serves up food, drink via mobile payment app

By Hamish Barwick | 24 January, 2012 09:34

Sydney Hoyts customers will be the first in the world to pilot a mobile payment application developed by MasterCard called QkR which allows them to order food and drinks without leaving their seat.

Telstra to offer wholesale open access broadband service

By Hamish Barwick | 23 January, 2012 14:50

Telstra has announced plans for an open access wholesale service on fibre networks it is currently deploying in South Brisbane.

ACMA calls for discussion on the future of digital free-to-air TV

By Hamish Barwick | 23 January, 2012 11:58

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is calling for submissions on the future of free-to-air television after the transition to digital television is complete.

Perth to Singapore submarine cable to be ready by 2013: ASSC-1

By Hamish Barwick | 20 January, 2012 12:31

A new optic fibre submarine cable system which will link Perth with Singapore is expected to have a capacity of 6.4 terabits (Tbps) per second when it is completed in 2013.

NBN Co to launch fixed wireless network trial

By Hamish Barwick | 19 January, 2012 16:45

From April this year, NBN Co will be offering a free trial of its fixed wireless network for six months to National Broadband Network (NBN) first release sites including Armidale, Tamworth and Toowoomba.

AARNet spruiks open standards for video conferencing

By Hamish Barwick | 19 January, 2012 14:10

In a bid to support open standards for video conferencing, the Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) has joined the Open Visual Communication Consortium (OVCC).

STW Communications Group tackles 120 terabyte data problem with Simpana

By Hamish Barwick | 18 January, 2012 16:43

Replacing legacy data protection systems with CommVault’s Simpana software has enabled Sydney-based marketing and advertising conglomerate, STW Communications Group, to manage 120 terabytes of data more efficiently.

Internode turns on IPv6 for new customers

By Hamish Barwick | 18 January, 2012 12:12

Internode has become the first Australian broadband provider to make IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) available by default for new customers.

Payless Shoes lifts its sales with improved EFTPOS system

By Hamish Barwick | 18 January, 2012 11:34

Australian retailer, Payless Shoes, has seen a lift in sales following the implementation of a network-based EFTPOS system provided by Primus Telecom.

In pictures: High tech at the Australian Open

By Hamish Barwick | 17 January, 2012 16:41

With tennis fans from around the world converging on Melbourne for the Australian Open, Computerworld Australia took a tour of the Rod Laver stadium to see the technology which analyses the two week event.