Stories by Hamish Barwick


Microsoft restores Azure Sydney services

"Customers in Australia East may have experienced service interruptions and services are now fully restored," a Microsoft spokesperson said. "Visit the Microsoft Azure Service Health Dashboard for more information.”

Android ransomware on the rise in Australia

More than 25 per cent of malware distributed in Australia during May was Android ransomware, a rise from February when Android ransomware levels were at six per cent, according to Bitdefender research.

Reserve Bank seeks new core banking system

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has approached the market inviting expressions of interest for the implementation of a core banking system.

Curtin Uni partners with industry for 'Internet of Everything' research

Curtin University, Cisco and Woodside Energy have unveiled an Internet of Everything (IoE) centre in Perth which is designed to bring researchers and industry together.

Monitoring terrorists okay, targeted advertising not: Survey

Seventy nine per cent of Australians support monitoring of social media to detect terrorist activity but draw the line at companies using Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to make targeted advertising offers according to a new survey.

iiNet to deliver cloud services to SA government agencies

iiNet subsidiary Internode has been awarded a contract to deliver cloud services to the South Australian departments of premier and cabinet, planning, transport and infrastructure (DPTI) and communities and social inclusion (DCSI).

In brief: ATO website suffers under EOFY strain

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has apologised to people trying to file their 2015 tax return after issues with its online services today.

Bauer Media chooses Dropbox for collaboration

Australian media group Bauer Media has used Dropbox for Business to share documents and designs, reducing the need for network drives, email and paper printouts.

NSW taskforce to examine Uber-style ridesharing apps

An independent taskforce has been set up by the New South Wales government to look at the future of ridesharing apps, taxis and hire cars in the state.

Online tool to help NSW agencies comply with FOI rules

NSW Information Commissioner Elizabeth Tydd has unveiled a case management and reporting system for agencies that need to comply with the state government’s Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

Data#3 takes majority stake in Wi-Fi analytics firm

Data#3 (ASX: DTL) has taken an additional 14.2 per cent share in Wi-Fi analytics firm Discovery Technology, giving it a 56.7 per cent share.

NRMA kicks off second Jumpstart program

The National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) has committed to a second Jumpstart program after the success of its first startup accelerator program last year.

City of Launceston swaps paper for tablets

The City of Launceston in Tasmania has used a mobile work management offering to reduce its paper usage and improve response times to customer requests.

A fifth of SMBs not conducting information security audits

Twenty one per cent of 1000 small business owners have never audited their organisation’s information security procedures according to the results of a survey published by Shred-it.

ME completes $90m technology rebuild

Industry super fund bank ME has completed a $90 million, five-year project to rebuild its technology systems.