Stories by Hamish Barwick


CBA reports NetBank issues

CommBank has reported that some customers may be experiencing issues with its systems including NetBank.

Australian enterprise app spending to reach $9.4 billion: Gartner

Australian spending on enterprise apps is set to reach $9.4 billion this year driven by modernisation, expansion and digital transformation projects according to Gartner.

CSIRO Digital Productivity, NICTA to form Data61

CSIRO's Digital Productivity business unit and NICTA researchers will come together to form a new entity called Data61 in July 2016.

MYOB reports 1H $161m revenue

MYOB (ASX: MYO) has reported revenue of $161 million for the six months to June 2015.

Victorian IT firm settles $72,000 case with BSA

A Victoria IT company has paid $72,000 in damages to BSA | The Software Alliance after it was found using unlicensed Adobe and Microsoft software programs.

Acquisitions boost Vocus Communications revenue

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has reported revenues of $149.8 million, boosted by acquisitions of FX Networks in New Zealand and Enterprise Data Corporation (EDC) data centres in Australia.

PayPal expands One Touch service in Australia

PayPal has expanded its One Touch for Web service in Australia to allow consumers to bypass the login process after they have logged into PayPal enabled sites.

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk opens

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk has opened in Sydney with 41 startups.

Facebook appoints new A/NZ MD

Facebook head of retail and automotive Stephen Scheeler has been appointed as the social media giant’s new local managing director.

NextDC revenue up 85 per cent

NextDC (ASX: NXT) has reported revenue of $60.9 million for the full year ending 30 June 2015, up from FY14 revenue of $30.4 million.

Melbourne IT reports increased revenue

Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB) has reported revenue of $69.2 million for the first half of 2015, up from $59.6 million last year.

Designing a good security awareness program

Badly designed security awareness programs can damage the relationship between the user population and the security team instead of educating people about security according to Gartner research director Andrew Walls.

Optus locks down admin rights

Optus has used a privilege management software tool to reduce the number of PCs with admin rights.

Resilience the way forward for security professionals: Gartner

Absorbing the cyber punches while bouncing back is the future for security professionals according to Gartner research vice president Earl Perkins.

Fighting fraud with graph analytics

Using graph analytics, also known as social network analysis, to analyse people and their contacts has broken up fraud rings according to Teradata chief analytics officer Bill Franks.