Stories by Hamish Barwick


Fujitsu launches A/NZ security services practice

Fujitsu has launched a security practice that will offer services to customers in Australia and New Zealand.

Steve Wozniak talks innovation, technology and privacy

Companies need to think about the future and not keep doing the same things or risk disruption according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

MacTel unveils leaseback plan for Intellicentre 2 data centre

Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) has entered a leaseback and sale agreement with data centre company Keppel for the land and shell of the Intellicentre 2 data centre for $43.3 million.

Biometrics funding to help deliver identity assurance, Dutton says

Immigration and Border Protection has been allocated $8.9 million in funding during 2015-16 to begin planning a high performance biometrics identity management system.

Interpol pushes for more use of biometrics to ID terrorists

Interpol is calling for Asia Pacific authorities to make better usage of biometrics to identify members of terrorist groups such as ISIS.

Customs biometrics to be ramped up by 2020

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) says that 90 per cent of air passengers will be screened using facial biometrics by 2020.

Compliance with PCI DSS standards needs improvement: Dell

Compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) amongst Australian retailers needs to improve due to insecure practices according to Dell Software SecureWorks general manager Simon Ractliffe.

ING Direct unveils Apple Watch app

ING Direct is the latest financial services firm to release an Apple Watch app.

Technology One records half year revenue of $90m

Technology One (ASX: TNE) has reported a revenue of $90 million for the half year ended 31 March 2015.

DHS data centre consolidation almost completed

A new data centre has been opened in Fyshwick, Canberra which will be shared by federal government agencies including the Department of Human Services (DHS).

CSIRO opens $6m metal 3D printing centre

CSIRO has unveiled a $6 million metal 3D printing centre in Victoria called Lab 22 which is designed to help Australian businesses use the technology without breaking the bank.

Telstra, Racing Victoria sign 10-year partnership

Racing Victoria has teamed up with Telstra for a 10-year partnership which covers broadcast, media and data services.

Bigcommerce, PayPal team up for payments

Australian-founded ecommerce platform Bigcommerce now supports PayPal digital wallet online and mobile digital wallet payments in the US.

IT disaster recovery during Cyclone Lam

Cyclone Lam struck the Northern Territory in February causing millions of dollars in damage. The 230 kilometre-per-hour gusts also threatened to destroy emergency communications systems.

Square opens Melbourne office

California based payment startup Square has opened an office in Melbourne.