Stories by Hamish Barwick

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UWS uses data analysis to track student performance

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is using data analysis and visualisation software, Tableau, to track the performance of students who are at risk of failing their course subjects.

Victorian government bears brunt of privacy complaints: report

Victorian state councils, statutory authorities and government departments generated 29 information privacy complaints to Privacy Victoria, according to its annual report.

Queensland speed cameras to get digital upgrade

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is set to bring nine analog film speed cameras into the digital age, with high resolution images from the cameras to be electronically transmitted back to the QPS traffic camera office for processing.

How eHarmony uses data science for matchmaking

There have been 11,000 marriages as a result of people meeting on eHarmony Australia since its launch in 2007. So how does the company help to bring couples together?

Anittel reports revenue of $36m

Anittel Group (ASX:AYG) has reported a revenue of $36 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, down 3 per cent on the $37.1 million it recorded in 30 June last year.

Datacom makes e-health play

Datacom is set to acquire a 20 per cent share in Canberra-based health informatics software company SmartWard as it moves into the e-health space.

Westpac, BlueChilli offer $40k prize to Aussie startup

Westpac Group and venture technology accelerator BlueChilli are offering $40,000 to the Australian startup that develops the best technology solution for the bank’s SME and commercial real estate customers.

Children’s e-Safety Commissioner will have far-reaching online powers

The newly created Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner will have the power to issue a notice to a cyberbully asking them to remove offending material from the Internet. If they do not comply, the Commissioner can refer the case to the police.

NAB Traveller card can be loaded with 10 currencies simultaneously

National Australia Bank (NAB) has upgraded its Traveller card so that customers can load up to 10 currencies at one time onto the card using Internet/mobile banking while they are in Australia or overseas.

Flash storage hits the right note for APRA AMCOS

A flash storage array rollout in April 2014 has helped the Australian Performing Rights Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS) automatically identify music tracks and process royalty payments to its members.

Telstra to carry out Etihad Stadium tech upgrade

Telstra (ASX: TLS) will carry out a multimillion dollar technology upgrade of the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, including deploying 1600 IPTV-capable screens and a Wi-Fi network by February 2015.

University of Queensland seeks network DDoS mitigation services

The University of Queensland (UQ) has issued a request for the provision of network Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services at its St Lucia campus in Brisbane.

NSW Police decline to comment on WikiLeaks FinFisher report

The New South Wales police has declined to comment on a WikiLeaks report that alleges the state police agency uses FinFisher malware for surveillance purposes.

Canberra Data Centres and Digital Realty sign hosting deal

Canberra Data Centres (CDC) has rented rack space at Digital Realty’s Tier III certified Sydney and Melbourne data centres to serve CDC’s government clients in these cities.

IT vendor partnership helps drive Aussie solar car team

When you’re racing a solar powered experiment on wheels across the Australian outback, the last thing you need is IT equipment failure.